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Sherlock: The Puzzle Book by Christopher Maslanka and Steve Tribe - £12.99
‘Dear God, what is it like in your funny little brains? It must be so boring.’   Can you pit your wits against the best and the wisest? Through these 200 puzzles and challenges, you’ll be able to elevate your powers of deduction, detecti ... more
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A Book of Book Lists: A Bibliophile's Compendium by Alex Johnson - £7.99
This is a book of book lists. Not of the '1,001 Books You MUST Read Before You Die' variety but lists that tell stories. Lists that make you smile, make you wonder, and see titles together in entirely new ways.  From Bin Laden's bookshelf to the ... more
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Bletchley Park Brainteasers by Sinclair McKay - £12.99
Put your brain to the test with never-before-seen mind benders, riddles and puzzles inspired by the code breakers of Bletchley Park.   Would you love to master morse code? Could you have have outsmarted an enigma machine? Would your love of ch ... more
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Shabby: The Jolly Good British Guide to Stress-Free Living by Emlyn Rees and Josie Lloyd - £9.99
From the creators of the bestselling parodies We're Going on a Bar Hunt, The Very Hungover Caterpillar and The Teenager Who Came to Tea.   Shabby - because there is no word for Hygge in English.   We all know Shabby when we see it. It's ... more
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Impossible Photography: Surreal Pictures That Challenge Our Perception by Agata Toromanoff - £17.99
This collection of remarkable pictures from photographers around the globe will tease your eyes and challenge your perception of things by crossing the boundaries of rationality and reality.  Striking compositions, often humorous, dreamlike, ... more
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The Ladybird Book of The Nerd (Ladybird for Grown-Ups) by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris - £7.99
'This is a nerd.   He has a PhD and works in the biochemistry lab of a university hospital.   But this is not what makes him a nerd.   His catalogued and indexed collection of over 6,000 empty crisp packets does that.'   ' ... more
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How it Works: The Baby (Ladybird for Grown-Ups) by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris - £7.99
The perfect gift for those deluded fools who are expecting a little miracle...  Allyce is taking Rainbeau to a local mother-and-baby group. It takes her forty five minutes to pack the bag with the change mat, nappies, wipes, nappy bags Sudocr ... more
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Catfulness: A Cat's Guide to Achieving Mindfulness by A Cat - £9.99
The international bestselling guide to achieving mindfulness - from a cat's point of view.  Human beings love to create problems for themselves. I observe this on a daily basis, as do all my feline friends. They never stop, and one of their favouri ... more
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The Pocket Book of Native American Wisdom by Tim Glynne-Jones - £6.99
A thoughtfully collated variety of quotations from Native American peoples, this selection of words of wisdom will give you solace, inspire you, give you pause for thought and perhaps even challenge your perspective.  Covering topics such as fam ... more
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1,423 QI Facts to Bowl You Over by John Lloyd, James Harkin and Anne Miller - £9.99
The eye-popping, gob-smacking, rib-tickling phenomenon that is QI serves up a brand new selection of 1,423 facts to bowl you over.   Iceland imports ice cubes A group of ladybirds is called a loveliness It is illegal in Saudi Arabia to name ... more
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Doctor Who: Now We Are Six Hundred - A Collection of Time Lord Verse by James Goss, illustrated by Russell T Davies - £9.99
With illustrations by Russell T Davies, original showrunner of the new-era Doctor Who, the first ever Doctor Who poetry collection — a charming, funny and whimsical illustrated collection of verse that celebrates the joys and pitfalls of getting ol ... more
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Sketchy Muma: What it Means to be a Mother by Anna Lewis - £12.99
The moving, funny and utterly endearing illustrated diary of what it means to be a mother.   This gorgeous little book charts the various bewildering stages of becoming a mother, from those tell-tale blue lines in the pregnancy test, to labour ... more
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Homer's Odyssey: An Embiggened Simpsons Guide by Four Finger Discount's Mitch Grinter and Brendan Dando - £12.99
Remember when The Simpsons was the funniest show on television?   The Simpsons is the longest running comedy in history. Gracing our screens since 1989, with over 600 episodes, the show is a cultural phenomenon. Whilst it is still drawing huge ... more
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The Jewish Joke: An essay with examples (less essay, more examples) by Devorah Baum - £9.99
The Jewish joke is as old as Abraham, and like the Jews themselves it has wandered over the world, learned countless new languages, worked with a range of different materials, been performed in front of some pretty hostile crowds, but still retained ... more
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Five Get Gran Online by Bruno Vincent - £7.99
The Five go north to see their grandmother - Granny Barnard - who they haven't caught up with for many years, since she remarried. She is alone over the Easter weekend and so the Five decide to look after and reconnect.  They're shocked to find ... more
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The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus by Dr Hannah Fry and Dr Thomas Oléron Evans - £9.99
How do you apply game theory to select who should be on your Christmas shopping list ? Can you predict Her Majesty's Christmas Message? Will calculations show Santa is getting steadily thinner - shimmying up and down chimneys for a whole night - or f ... more
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Pablo Picasso's Noel by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Lea Maupetit - £7.99
A sweet winter light blushed as Pablo Picasso walked his dog under the cypress trees and the bell of the old chapel guessed at the hour. It was Christmas Eve.'   Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy's new Christmas poem, Pablo Picasso's Noel foll ... more
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The Book of Barb: A Celebration of Stranger Things' Iconic Wing Woman by Nadia Bailey - £9.99
For the Barb in all of us.   In Stranger Things, Barb was a nerdy, faithful underdog – a minor character no one expected to break the internet. But Barb resonated with us – the chill, bespectacled BFF and her unjust abandonment hit a colle ... more
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The Monkman And Seagull Quiz Book by Bobby Seagull and Eric Monkman - £12.99
"Monkman and Seagull show that a lot of knowledge is a wonderful thing and they do it with style, charm and endearing gusto."(Stephen Fry) You probably know them best from March’s electrifying University Challenge semi-final, which saw two of th ... more
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The Bedside Guardian 2017 by Guardian Books - £14.99
The Bedside Guardian rounds up the best journalism of 2017, showcasing the intelligent wit and thought-provoking opinions for which the paper is famous.  Essential reading for those of us attempting to make sense of a fast-changing world, in a y ... more
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The 'Call Yourself British?' Quiz Book by Michael Odell - £9.99
Find out just how British you jolly well are: 500 multiple choice questions based on the Home Office Citizenship test.  Can you beat the 51% of British 18- to 24-year-olds who failed the test? Includes genuine, nationality-defining questions ... more
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Five Escape Brexit Island by Bruno Vincent - £7.99
'Escape first, talk about politics later!' said George.   From the author of Number One Christmas bestseller, Five on Brexit Island, join the Five in their next hilarious adventure in this bestselling series for grown-ups!   It's a year ... more
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Private Eye Annual 2017 by Private Eye - £9.99
The Private Eye Annual 2017 present's the year's best cartoons, jokes and spoofs from the UK's best selling satirical magazine. Illustrated in colour throughout with cartoons, sketches and photo-bubbles.  Now in its 21st year the Private Eye Ann ... more
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Bowie Flip Book by Belly Kids, illustrated by Amy Pearson - £10.00
The man responsible for looks that defined the 20th Century. David Bowie's characters widened the mind of society, let us glimpse at new untold realities and set trends the world around.   What's your favourite? Aladdin Sane, Ziggy Stardust, T ... more
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The Riddle in the Tale: Riddles and Riddle Folk Tales by Taffy Thomas - £9.99
We have been fascinated by riddles for as long as we have had language – think of the legend of the sphinx in Greek mythology.  This wonderful book includes both magical riddle tales and simple challenges, with clues and answers hidden in intr ... more
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Alan Partridge: Nomad by Alan Partridge - £8.99
The deeply personal follow-up to Alan Partridge's deeply personal autobiography, I, Partridge, charting the highs, lows and mediums of his one-man walking tour around (certain parts of) Britain.   In Alan Partridge: Nomad, Alan dons his boots, ... more
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Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2017 by Tim Benson - £12.99
Britain’s Best Political Cartoons 2017 offers a pictorial whistle-stop tour of a year in which, among many other things, Brexit became a way of life, the general election that wasn’t supposed to happen happened and the world became obsessed with ... more
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F in Exams: Even More of the Best Test Paper Blunders by Richard Benson - £6.99
Q: Define the term ‘antagonist’. A: Someone who tortures ants.   Q: What are levees? A: Expensive jeans.   Sharpen your pencils and have your rulers at the ready – it’s time for more F in Exams!  School years pass by a ... more
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1,000 Unforgettable Senior Moments (Of Which We Could Remember Only 254) by Tom Friedman - £7.99
The president who left the nuclear launch codes in a suit at the dry cleaners. The novelist who put the orange juice outside and the kitten in the refrigerator. The Russian general who left home in full military dress ...minus his pants. The famous s ... more
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The Grip of Film by Richard Ayoade - £14.99
Gordy LaSure’s passionate about film. He eats film, he drinks film, and sometimes he’ll even watch a film. But most of all he loves talking to people about film: whether a comely student with low confidence and a father complex, a Studio ‘devel ... more
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I, Maybot: The Rise and Fall by John Crace - £9.99
Throughout 2017 John Crace, the Guardian’s parliamentary sketch writer, has watched Theresa May’s efforts to remain strong and stable - and, indeed, Prime Minister. He coined the term 'Maybot' for her malfunctioning public appearances. And now, i ... more
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50 Queers Who Changed the World: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Icons by Dan Jones - £10.00
Featuring beautifully illustrated portraits and profiles, 50 Queers Who Changed the World is a tribute to some of the most inspirational people of all time.   LGBTQ people are some of the coolest in history – legendary figures such as Fredd ... more
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Baking with Kafka by Tom Gauld - £12.99
The new collection from multi-award-winning cartoonist Tom Gauld - the perfect gift for book lovers everywhere.   In Baking with Kafka, Tom Gauld asks the questions no one else dares ask about civilisation as we know it. - How do you get publ ... more
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Christmas Poems by Wendy Cope - £7.99
For more than thirty years Wendy Cope has been one of the nation’s most popular and respected poets.  Christmas Poems collects together her best festive poems, including anthology favourites such as 'The Christmas Life', together with new and ... more
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I Wonder What I'm Thinking About? by Moose Allain - £20.00
An illustrated insight into the world of the artist, cartoonist and prolific tweeter. "I wonder what I'm thinking about? As an artist people sometimes ask me what my work is like (particularly if they haven't seen it…). It's a question that ... more
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The Little Book of Lykke: The Danish Search for the World's Happiest People by Meik Wiking - £9.99
Lykke (Luu-kah) (n): Happiness   It's easy to see why Denmark is often called the world's happiest country. Not only do they have equal parental leave for men and women, free higher education and trains that run on time, but they burn more can ... more
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Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar by Alexei Sayle - £9.99
Alexei Sayle reveals his true vocation: proprietor of an imaginary sandwich shop. Blending politics, comedy, philosophy and memoir, this is the Godfather of Alternative Comedy at his most anarchic and irresistibly entertaining.   Alexei Sayle ... more
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The Corbyn Comic Book by Various artists - £4.99
“Jeremy Corbyn: Comic Book Hero”  Pollsters called it a foregone conclusion. Columnists said Theresa May’s snap general election wouldn’t just return her a thumping majority in the House of Commons – it would plunge the Opposition i ... more
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Alice in Brexitland by Leavis Carroll - £7.99
Lying on a riverbank on a lazy summer’s afternoon – 23rd June 2016, to be precise – Alice spots a flustered-looking white rabbit called Dave calling for a referendum. Following him down a rabbit-hole, she emerges into a strange new land, where ... more
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How to Win: Lessons from the Premier League by Anon - £8.99
What separates the good from the truly great players? How do football managers get the best out of their team?   How do you come back from a crushing defeat to win?   In How to Win The Secret Footballer teams up with The Secret Psych ... more
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Live Lagom: Balanced Living, The Swedish Way by Anna Brones - £9.99
Lagom has been described by Elle as ‘the more sustainable and enjoyable lifestyle we’ll all be wanting in 2017’.   Live Lagom is a practical lifestyle guide based on the Swedish philosophy of Lagom. Meaning "just the right amount", the c ... more
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How Not To Be a Boy by Robert Webb - £16.99
“It sounded to me that to be a gentleman, you needed both manners and bravery. And that thought was horribly fascinating. Because I thought only wimps needed manners. And only tough guys were brave”   Following Peep Show, and alongside Back, t ... more
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Don't Panic, I'm Islamic: How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Alien Next Door by Lynn Gaspard (Editor) - £12.99
"Bursting with creativity, wit and intelligence"(Brian Eno) How can you tell if your neighbour is speaking Muslim? Is a mosque a kind of hedgehog? Can I get fries with that burka? You can’t trust the media any longer, but there’s no need to fr ... more
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Can You Solve My Problems? A Casebook of Ingenious, Perplexing and Totally Satisfying Puzzles by Alex Bellos - £8.99
Are you smarter than a Singaporean ten-year-old? Can you beat Sherlock Holmes? If you think the answer is yes - I challenge you to solve my problems.   Here is the story of the puzzle, one of mankind's oldest and greatest forms of entertainment an ... more
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Is Monogamy Dead? Rethinking Relationships in the 21st Century by Rosie Wilby - £8.99
In early 2013, comedian Rosie Wilby found herself at a crossroads with everything she'd ever believed about romantic relationships. When people asked, 'who's the love of your life?' there was no simple answer. Did they mean her former flatmate who sh ... more
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The Corbyn Colouring Book: #GE2017 Edition by James Nunn - £7.99
Comrades! Citizens!   Ready the pencil cases, arm yourselves with crayons, and prepare for revolution. The Corbyn Colouring Book has arrived.   Page after page of glorious line-drawings depicts The Leader in a variety of settings instructional ... more
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The Art of Reading by Damon Young - £9.99
"For Damon Young, writers are like secret agents gone rogue, grabbing us by the lapels and inviting us into a realm of delicious ambiguity. The Art of Reading is an intimately conspiratorial book — erudite, surprising, and persuasive."(Henry Hitchi ... more
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1,234 QI Facts to Leave You Speechless by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson and James Harkin - £4.99
The QI team have blown your socks off, made your jaw drop and knocked you sideways. Now they return with 1,234 brand-new mind-blowing facts that will leave you speechless.  - Flowers get suntans. - Denmark imports prisoners. - Bees can fly ... more
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Content Provider: Selected Short Prose Pieces, 2011-2016 by Stewart Lee - £8.99
Over the last five years, often when David Mitchell has been on holiday, the comedian Stewart Lee has been attempting to understand modern Britain, and his own place in it, in a series of irregular newspaper columns. Will Scotland become the Promised ... more
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Five Lose Dad in the Garden Centre by Bruno Vincent - £7.99
Enid Blyton's books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans.   Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy are keen to show Uncle Quentin what ... more
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Scribbles in the Margins: 50 Eternal Delights of Books by Daniel Gray - £9.99
We lead increasingly time-poor lifestyles, bombarded 24/7 by petrifying news bulletins, internet trolls and endless noises. Where has the joy and relaxation gone from our daily lives? Scribbles in the Margins offers a glorious antidote to that relent ... more
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