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Irish Humour and Gift Books -

Related categories: Humour, Gifts & Seasonal / Ireland, Scotland & Wales /
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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 9 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Pocket Irish Wit & Wisdom by Tony Potter (Editor)
    Pocket Irish Wit & Wisdom - by Tony Potter (Editor)

    £4.50   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780717169214 | ISBN 10: 0717169219

    The Irish famously have a way with words and this beautifully illustrated selection includes the best of Irish wit and wisdom to amuse and entertain on any occasion.  Enjoy the stunning wit of some of Ireland's finest writers, as well as words o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Surviving Ireland by Colm Tobin
    Surviving Ireland - by Colm Tobin

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781848272132 | ISBN 10: 1848272138

    It’s exhausting, being Irish. The constant self-flagellation is enough to put anybody off their breakfast.  Why are we so hard on ourselves? Is it the post-colonial overhang following centuries of oppression at the hands of a litany of foreign ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Never Knew That About the Irish by Christopher Winn
    I Never Knew That About the Irish - by Christopher Winn

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780091960254 | ISBN 10: 0091960258

    Bestselling author Christopher Winn takes us on a fascinating journey around Ireland, discovering the tradtions, triumphs, and disasters, foibles, quirks and customs that make up the Irish people. From their peccadilloes to their passions he uncovers ... more

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  • Cover image of book Who
    Who's Feckin' Who in Irish History - by Colin Murphy, illustrated by Brendan O'Reilly

    £10.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781847176325 | ISBN 10: 1847176321

    Did an Irish monk discover America? Which rebel died of having a feckin’ tooth pulled? And who in the name of Jaysus was responsible for the Pledge? If you've ever wondered how much of our rabble-rousing history is true, and how much a load of wojus ... more

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  • Cover image of book Feckers: 50 People Who Fecked Up Ireland by John Waters
    Feckers: 50 People Who Fecked Up Ireland - by John Waters

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781849016872 | ISBN 10: 1849016879

    An hilarous and savage attack on the fifty people who fecked up the Emerald Isle. Which 50 People turned Ireland into the fecked-up country she is today? Bono? Haughey? Louis Walsh? de Valera? It's time to name and shame the great, the good and the g ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Feckin
    The Feckin' Book of Bankers, Builders, Blaggers and Bowsies That Banjaxed the Nation - by Colin Murphy and Donal O'Dea

    £7.50   hardback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781847172419 | ISBN 10: 1847172415

    If you thought ‘Double-Dip’ was a move in dancing, and ‘Downsizing’ was losing the few extra pounds you’d put on after the Christmas, you haven’t been keeping up with the jargon and double-speak that covers up the parlous state of the country and the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tickling the English by Dara O Briain
    Tickling the English - by Dara O Briain

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141046662 | ISBN 10: 014104666x

    Nostalgia, identity, eccentricity, gin drinking and occasional violence... these are just some of the themes that stand-up comedian Dara O Briain explores in Tickling the English.   O Briain moved to England many years ago, but when he ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Feckin
    The Feckin' Book of Everything Irish - by Colin Murphy and Donal O'Dea

    £11.99   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781847170521 | ISBN 10: 1847170528

    Do you know the difference between a bowsie and a cute hoor? Can you sing all the words to ‘Raggle Taggle Gypsy’ or whip up a Beef and Guinness casserole with a side of Boxty? If these questions have you scratching your head, then look no further.&nb ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Essential Dave Allen by Edited by Graham McCann
    The Essential Dave Allen - by Edited by Graham McCann

    £10.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780340899458 | ISBN 10: 034089945x

    The spotlight picked him out: the cool, calm, darkly handsome man sitting up smart and straight in his black leather chair, with a glass of the good stuff by his side and more than an evening's worth of mischief sparkling inside his eyes. He was Dave ... more

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