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New Books - Humour, Fun and Gift Books

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Jeremy Hardy Speaks Volumes: Words, Wit, Wisdom, One-Liners and Rants - by Jeremy Hardy - £20.00
'Well good evening, my name is Jeremy Hardy and I'm a comedian who likes to make wry witty satirical observations about the society we live in - but I prefer to keep them to myself, thank you very much.'  Edited by his wife, Katie Barlow and ... more

I Can't Remember the Title But the Cover is Blue - by Elias Greig, illustrated by Phillip Marsden - £8.99
Hilarious, unpredictable and, at times, touching, this compilation is the perfect gift for fans of Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops and The Diary of a Bookseller.  As any retail or service worker will tell you, customers can be irrational, d ... more

The Escape Manual for Introverts - by Katie Vaz - £9.99
Feeling cornered at a wedding reception by gossipy guests? Stuck at a holiday party that lasts forever? This beautifully illustrated book is the ultimate funny, sometimes absurd guide to escaping those painfully awkward situations.   Trapped ... more

Abject Quizzery: The Thoroughly Depressing Quiz Book - by Karl Shaw - £12.99
SNUFF OUT YOUR INNER OPTIMIST AND JUSTIFY YOUR CONSTANT GLOOM WITH THE ULTIMATE QUIZ BOOK FOR THESE DEPLORABLE TIMES.  Contains 834 questions, all with dispiriting answers, such as: 1. At what age does the human brain begin to deteriorate? 2. ... more

Strange Planet - by Nathan Pyle - £12.99
Based on the phenomenally popular Instagram comic, a hilariously perceptive and hugely addictive look at an alien world not unlike our own.  From the mind of New York Times-bestselling author Nathan W. Pyle comes an adorable and profound univ ... more

Decline and Fail: Read in Case of Political Apocalypse - by John Crace - £9.99
'Optimism, mojo, complete bollocks. That's what the country is crying out for.'  There is now only one certainty in life. When things can't possibly get worse, they absolutely will. And so, after three years of Maybot malfunctioning and Brexit bu ... more

Dishonesty is the Second-Best Policy: And Other Rules to Live By - by David Mitchell - £20.00
** THE NEW BOOK FROM THE AWARD-WINNING COMEDIAN AND WRITER **   David Mitchell's 2014 bestseller Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse must really have made people think - because everything's got worse. We've gone from UKIP surge to Brexi ... more

Tall Tales and Wee Stories - by Billy Connolly - £20.00
In December 2018, after fifty years of belly-laughs, energy and outrage, Billy Connolly announced his retirement from live stand-up comedy. It had been an extraordinary career.  When he first started out in the late sixties, Billy played the ... more

The Penguin Book Quiz: From The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Ulysses - by James Walton - £9.99
Which Haruki Murakami novel shares its title with a Beatles song? In Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, what is Charlie's surname? What is heavy-drinking Rachel Watson known as in the title of a 21st-century bestseller? And what do you g ... more

Cain's Jawbone: A Novel Problem - by Torquemada - £20.00
Six murders. One hundred pages. Millions of possible combinations... but only one is correct. Can you solve Torquemada's murder mystery?   In 1934, the Observer's cryptic crossword compiler, Edward Powys Mathers (aka Torquemada), released a n ... more

Barack Obama: Quotes to Live By - by Barack Obama - £5.99
Barack Obama: Quotes to Live By is a life-affirming collection of over 170 quotes from one of the world's most admired and respected public figures.  Excelling academically, professionally and as a community organizer, Barack Obama showed promi ... more

The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2020 - by Lia Leendertz - £10.00
A perfect toolkit connecting with the world around us and the year ahead as it unfolds – all in a compact and pocket size that just begs you to pick it up and browse.  The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2020 reinvents the tradition of the rural a ... more

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, Vol. 3 - by Paul Joynson-Hicks & Tom Sullam - £9.99
It's time to dust off your camera, pick up your binoculars and head back to the great outdoors as the much-loved Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards return once again with the best, as well as never-before-seen, photographs of wildlife; a waving pola ... more

Last Night a Bidet Drenched My Wife... And Other Misheard Lyrics - by @Trouteyes with Moose Allain - £6.99
'Six o'clock already I was just in the middle of a dream. I was kissing Danny DeVito by a crystal blue Italian stream.' 'I was loooking for some action and all I found were cygnets and a waterfall.' 'When I get that feeling I need saxophone clean ... more

Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2019 - by Various artists - £12.99
A hilarious companion to the year's political turmoil, featuring the work of Martin Rowson, Steve Bell, Peter Brookes, Nicola Jennings and many more...   2019 was the year of Brexit, obviously. But it was also the year that Donald Trump went h ... more

A Cloud A Day - by Gavin Pretor-Pinney - £20.00
The stresses of the digital world mean that it’s more important than ever to engage with the natural world. And no matter where you are, looking up at the clouds is good for the soul. The sky is the most dramatic and evocative aspect of nature. Eve ... more

The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Tour of Britain - by Gareth Moore - £14.99
The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book was the biggest-selling puzzle book of 2018. And now it is back, with brand new maps, and bigger and better brainteasers!   In The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Tour of Britain map your way around Britain in 40 new regiona ... more

The Big Hippo Guide To Democracy, Referendums, General Elections (And All That) - by Bob Marshall Andrews and Martin Rowson - £8.99
The world of Westminster laid bare in cool, understated prose brimming with irony and seen through Martin Rowson’s sharp, satirical eye. What happens when your referendum goes haywire, your election fails to deliver and lies, truth and fake-news ba ... more

MacTrump - by Ian Doescher and Jacopo della Quercia - £11.99
For readers craving a humorous antidote to the sound and the fury of American politics, this clever satire, written in iambic pentameter in the style of Shakespeare, wittily fictionalizes the events of the first two years of the Trump administration. ... more

How To Be Right: In a World Gone Wrong - by James O’Brien - £8.99
Every day, James O’Brien listens to people blaming hard-working immigrants for stealing their jobs while scrounging benefits, and pointing their fingers at the EU and feminists for destroying Britain. But what makes James’s daily LBC show such es ... more

Trump v Trump - by Seven Dials - £6.99
Can you tell the Trumpisms from the hot air?!?!  The big bad media just keeps on spreading tall tales, but at long last here is a book that can help you hone your skills of fishing the truth from the lies! On each page of this book, you’ll ... more

The Shitshow - by Steve Lowe and Alan McArthur - £12.99
It was shit. Then the shit hit the fan. Would someone find a way of making it worse? Of course they would! Welcome to THE SHITSHOW...'  There's a lot going on these days. Trump, Brexit, Call the Midwife... The rise of the robots... The rise of Ea ... more

Calypso - by David Sedaris - £9.99
If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong.  When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, rel ... more

The Little Book of Brexit Bollocks - by Alistair Beaton and Tom Mitchelson - £4.99
If any event in recent British history has spawned more bollocks than Brexit, it is hard to remember when. Now, in a successor volume to the perennial bestsellers The Little Book of Complete Bollocks and The Little Book of Management Bollocks, comes ... more

Festive Spirits: Three Christmas Stories - by Kate Atkinson - £6.99
'Lucy would have challenged anyone not to cry at the sight of their child in a Nativity Play. Even a sheepish Maude, even a scowling Beatrice - currently attempting a Chinese burn on an adjacent angel. A shepherd shouted something incomprehensible to ... more

Born Lippy: How to Do Female - by Jo Brand - £8.99
HOLD MY CHIPS, THE WOMEN ARE REVOLTING! A darkly funny guide to life as a woman from Britain's favourite comedian.  Sometimes it's hard to be a woman and sometimes it's time to be a hard woman... This is a book for all those times.  Once upon ... more

Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travel Quiz Book - by Lonely Planet - £7.99
Pit your worldly wits against family and friends, or just challenge yourself, with this ultimate travel trivia book. With head-scratching questions on everything from geography and culture to history, wildlife and transport, it’s a fun and challeng ... more

Private Eye Annual 2019 - by Ian Hislop (Editor) - £9.99
The Private Eye Annual 2019 presents the year's best cartoons, jokes, parodies and topical sketches from the UK's most successful satirical news and current affairs magazine.   The Private Eye Annual remains a perennial Christmas bestseller, ... more

The Little Red Book of Klopp - by Giles Elliott - £9.99
'I told my players during the break: Since we're here anyway, we might actually play a bit of football.'  The Little Red Book of Klopp celebrates the best witticisms, sayings, and insults from Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp, accompanied by illus ... more

Led By Donkeys: How Four Friends with a Ladder Took on Brexit - by Led by Donkeys - £10.00
The official account – complete with full-colour illustrations – of how four ordinary people managed to expose the government’s hypocrisies through a nationwide guerrilla advertising campaign.  Seeking to highlight the hypocrisy of our poli ... more

The Older Person's Guide to New Stuff - by Mark Leigh - £9.99
THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THE OLDER PERSON IN YOUR LIFE!  A handy guide for anyone who says, ‘The Facebook’ or ‘The Google’ or who asks, ‘Do they deliver emails on Sunday?’ This is a book for the elderly and not-so-elderly who are bamb ... more

Ayoade On Top - by Richard Ayoade - £12.99
At last, the definitive book about perhaps the best cabin crew dramedy ever filmed: View From the Top starring Gwyneth Paltrow.   In Ayoade on Top, Richard Ayoade, perhaps one of the most ‘insubstantial’ people of our age, takes us on a jo ... more

I Am the Border, So I Am - by @BorderIrish - £9.99
‘The iceberg always blinks at the last minute.’ – @BorderIrish   ‘I was living the quiet life, watching the traffic and the sheep go by and then Brexit came along and I listened to people dismissing my importance. I could see the dange ... more

The Art Puzzle Book - by Susie Hodge and Dr. Gareth Moore - £14.99
THINK YOU KNOW BOSCH FROM BOTTICELLI? MONDRIAN FROM MIRO? THINK AGAIN...  The Art Puzzle Book turns art history on its head by testing your brainpower and perception on some the world's most iconic paintings. Journey from ancient Egypt to 198 ... more

Toxic Femininity in the Workplace: Office Gender Politics Are a Battlefield - by Ginny Hogan - £12.99
If there’s one thing we can agree on in a post-Trump America, it’s that sexism exists. While there are myriad books on female friendship in the marketplace, Toxic Femininity is the first book on the special relationship between female coworkers a ... more

Straight Outta Crawley: Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being - by Romesh Ranganathan - £8.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER   Straight Outta Crawley is the hilarious and irreverent autobiography from comedian Romesh Ranganathan.  At the age of 9, Romesh Ranganathan delivered his first ever stand-up set at a Pontin's holiday camp talent c ... more

A Ladybird Book About Donald Trump - by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris - £7.99
A charming introduction to the President of the United States, the important jobs he has to do, and the friends he's made all over the world.   'Anyone can grow up to become the President. Or they can become President first and think about gr ... more

Bedtime Stories for Worried Liberals - by Stuart Heritage - £9.99
Funny and soothing: let Stuart Heritage tuck you in and read you a story about how everything is fine again.  Anxious? Angry? Waking up in the middle of the night to worry about plastic pollution, Brexit and why everything seems to be so horr ... more

March of the Lemmings: Brexit in Print & Performance 2016-2019 - by Stewart Lee - £14.99
As a Metropolitan Elitist Snowflake, Stewart Lee was disappointed by the Brexit referendum result of 2016. But he knew how to weaponise his inconvenience.  He would treat all his subsequent writing, until we left the EU, as interrelated episo ... more

Cunk on Everything: The Encyclopedia Philomena - by Philomena Cunk - £9.99
A parody encyclopedia from the star of Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe and Cunk on Christmas.  In the olden days, people used to learn about things from encyclopedias. And that was really good, because you could read it, and learn it, then you co ... more

This Book Is Literally Just Pictures of Cute Animals That Will Make You Feel Better - by Smith Street Books - £9.99
This zoological odyssey documents the cutest, cuddliest and silliest animals of all time, to brighten up the days of us mere humans across the world.  As its name subtly suggests, this book features 90 pictures of excessively cute animals. Th ... more

Sex, Power, Money - by Sara Pascoe - £14.99
Award-winning comedian Sara Pascoe turns her attention to the things that really matter to humans – sex, power and money.  Following her hit book Animal, Sara Pascoe decides to confront her fear of the male libido, and turns her attention to th ... more

Where's Bowie? Search for David Bowie in Berlin, Studio 54, Outer Space and more... - by Kev Gahan - £9.99
This book is a reverent and interactive homage to David Bowie, with dense illustrations of the many real and imagined universes of his own making.   Hidden somewhere on each of Whereʼs Bowie?ʼs double page spreads, a Bowie is patiently waiti ... more

Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise - by Katherine Rundell - £5.00
Katherine Rundell – Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and prize-winning author of five novels for children – explores how children's books ignite, and can re-ignite, the imagination; how children's fiction, with its unabashed emotion and playf ... more

Write a Letter - by Jodi Ann Bickley - £12.99
PROMPTS TO GET YOU WRITING.  BEAUTIFUL WRITING PAPER YOU CAN SEND TO FRIENDS.  SAMPLE LETTERS TO INSPIRE YOU.  WRITE A LETTER HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO START WRITING.  What would you say to your ten year old self? Your mum? Your be ... more

The Wisdom of Wonder Woman - by DC Comics - £10.99
Beautiful as Aphrodite, stronger than Hercules, wise as Athena — for more than 75 years, Wonder Woman has inspired and empowered generations of fans with her strength and guidance.   This gorgeous collection of quotes from throughout Wonder ... more

Think Like a White Man: Conquering the World... While Black - by Dr Boulé Whytelaw III and Nels Abbey - £12.99
A bold, satirical humour book on how to achieve success like a Great White Male.  By following the White Man Commandments – namely, that winning justifies anything and everything – you too can achieve success beyond your capabilities.  Wi ... more

The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women: 50 Trailblazers of Comedy - by Sheila Moeschen, illustrated by Anne Bentley - £15.99
A celebration of the most groundbreaking women in comedy who used humor to shake up the status quo and change perceptions of gender and comedy forever.  The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women celebrates the outstanding contributions of fifty ... more

Made In Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country - by Billy Connolly - £8.99
All roads lead home.   ‘After my knighthood was announced, a woman from the BBC came to Glasgow to interview me. We sat down in a lovely hotel in a nice part of town, and she hit me with her first question: “This must mean a lot to you, with y ... more

Funny, You Don't Look Autistic: A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum - by Michael McCreary - £9.99
Like many others on the autism spectrum, 20-something stand-up comic Michael McCreary has been told by more than a few well-meaning folks that he doesn't "look" autistic. But, as he's quick to point out in this memoir, autism "looks" different for ju ... more

East of Croydon: Blunderings through India and South East Asia - by Sue Perkins - £8.99
Follow Sue Perkins' extraordinary adventures across southern Asia in this fabulously funny travelling tale.   'A few years ago I was asked if I'd like to make a documentary on the Mekong River, travelling from the vast delta in Vietnam to the rem ... more

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