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  • POLW

    Steven Gauge

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    From Winston Churchill's 'History will be kind to me for I intend to write it' to General Sir Walter Walker's quip 'Britain has invented a new missile. It's called the civil servant. It doesn't work and it can't be fired', this book examines some of the most famous and hilarious quips and quotes from the world of politics...

    Politics is always a heated point of discussion and this book focuses on the witty one-liners, back-handed wisdom and clever quips from the world of UK politics. Sure to have any reader prepared to take on the opposition in at-home debates, this book brings you hundreds of politics-related quotes that range from the brilliantly funny to the thoroughly philosophical.

    Compiled by author Steven Gauge, Political Wit: Quips and Quotes from the Back Benches and Beyond is a laugh-out-loud book that has a witty quote for every occasion. A sure-fire way to please any fans of Steven Gauge's other books, including Old Git Wit, Football Wit and Brit Wit, this side-splitting title gets our vote.
  • LRGB

    Al Murray

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    Al Murray's Pub Landlord gives his vision for how to make us proud of our nation once more in Let's Re-Great Britain.

    While contesting the seat of South Thanet against UKIP leader Nigel Farage during the 2015 general election, the Pub Landlord revealed his plans for making the country a better place in his newly formed Free United Kingdom Party's manifesto.

    From money: 'The pound will be revalued at one pound 10p, so it will now be worth 10p more.'; to the issues regarding Scotland and more local issues, the Pub Landlord is typically brutish, honest and downright hilarious when discussing his policies in this laugh-out-loud book that celebrates the lighter side of politics.
  • WWMA

    Katie Blackburn

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    A brilliantly funny tribute to a true children's classic and a perfect Mother's Day gift, Where the Wild Mums Are finds a mum floating across time and space to a faraway place where she is crowned Queen of the Wild Mums.

    Taking its inspiration from Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, this gift book finds Mum having enough of her home life and stomping off upstairs. When she arrives at the strange and magical place where the wild mums are, she begins to dazzle them with her party tricks and eventually ends up joining their conga...

    But despite all these fun and games, Mum soon remembers who she loves best of all! With artwork from award-winning illustrator Sholto Walker, Katie Blackburn's book is sure to make your mum smile!
  • WWDO

    Constance Moore

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    Published to coincide with the bicentenary of Charles Dickens, Constance Moore takes a humorous look at some of the age-old questions still facing the nation in What Would Dickens Do?

    This book brings together quotes from some of his best-loved and most-maligned characters, as well as a few thoughts from the writer himself. Amongst the questions asked are 'is society in decline' and 'can destiny be changed'?

    A comforting read with a unique approach that will raise a few chuckles, as well as providing readers with plenty of quotes and a little more information about Dickens himself.
  • JCLS

    John Cleese

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    Known to many as Basil Fawlty and much loved for his key role in the Monty Python ensemble, John Cleese is one of Britain's favourite actors - and now he tells his life story in the revealing autobiography So, Anyway...

    A star of films including the Shrek series, Fierce Creatures and A Fish Called Wanda, this book finds John looking back on his life and revealing how a tall, shy youth from Weston-super-Mare went on to become a self-confessed legend - recalling his first ever public appearance at the age of 8, his tumultuous home life which involved moving every six months and his first ever encounter with writing partner Graham Chapman.

    As well as looking back on the success of his career-defining performances in Fawlty Towers and in Monty Python, John also gives his thoughts on topics as diverse as the nature of comedy, the joys of cricket and why everyone should know the dates of all the kings and queens of England.

    A hilariously funny and poignant life story from the national treasure that is the one and only John Cleese - a true giant of UK comedy.
  • FSGS

    C. T. Grey

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    Back with the Book People for the climax of this hilarious series, Fifty Sheds of Grey: Three in a Shed is an exceedingly funny parody of the bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey.

    Innuendoes galore and packed with more than a barrow-full of 'dad jokes', Fifty Sheds of Grey: Three in a Shed tells the story of multi-millionaire Colin Grey, a man who must choose between the three great loves of his life: the sophisticated cougar, his long-suffering wife and, of course, his garden shed!

    Filled with a shedload of not-so-erotic one-liners and a side-splitting, laugh-out-loud 'plot', the book makes for the perfect gift for the green-fingered gardener in your life - whether they're a fan of Fifty Shades of Grey or not!
  • JFAF

    Harry Hilton

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    Did you hear about the schoolboy who put clean socks on every day? By Friday he couldn't get his shoes on.

    With Harry Hilton's Jokes for All the Family, prepare to have your ribs tickled, your funny bone waggled and your leg pulled! This is a bumper compendium of jokes that are suitable for all the family.

    With everything from ludicrous lions to preposterous pirates, there are laughs aplenty for all ages!
  • OWIL

    Paul Merton

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    The long-awaited autobiography from one of our nation's best-loved comedians, Paul Merton reveals all in his warm, witty new book, Only When I Laugh: My Autobiography. Best-known for his appearances on BBC's Have I Got News For You and as the former host of Room 101, the book tells the fascinating story of Paul's life.

    From his working-class upbringing in Fulham to spending over 25 years upon the television screens of millions of viewers, the book bares all: from schools days; run-ins with nuns; his meatpacking job; taking acid; and his attempts to break into the world of comedy. But life wasn't all laughs... Paul, too, sustained a terrifying manic episode which here is observed with sensitivity and honesty - an ultimately uplifting chapter of his life.

    Brilliantly written and immensely witty and enjoyable throughout, Paul Merton's autobiography, Only When I Laugh, is equally as thoughtful as it is entertaining. A must-have book for any fans of comedy!
  • TGAZ

    Richard Porter

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    Fans of Top Gear will be thoroughly entertained with this hilarious guide to the Fourth Best Country in the World - Britain! Think of Britain and what springs to mind? Tea, rain, The Queen, Sir Bradley Wiggins, a little more tea... But times are changing and Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are on hand to offer some words of wisdom which examine every single part of Britishness.

    A canny mix of charm, tact and wit, the Top Gear crew take you on a whirlwind tour of these fair isles exploring caravans, vicars, motorways, pubs, tea, tea and more tea, and mundane conversations about the weather... This is Britain to its full extent and in all its glory.

    Hilarious and accessible, this is a great gift that will provide much laughter and discussion.
  • FEXA

    Richard Benson

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    We can all remember sitting exams: the long nights reading and re-reading through our textbooks, the frantic last-minute 'cramming', the tremendous sense of foreboding kindly provided by the ticking - the relentless ticking! - clock as it counts down the little time you have left...

    One thing you will not have had the opportunity to enjoy, though, is some of the outrageous howlers given as answers by your classmates. Containing some of the funniest and downright bizarre answers from English, geography, history and science exams, F in Exams does just that!

    Presented in an all-new, bumper edition that fans of the 'F in...' series will no doubt love, the laugh-out-loud book is providing a little comfort for those sitting their exams - and is equally entertaining for those who no longer have to worry about them.
  • TGAM

    Richard Porter

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    From turning a Reliant Robin into a rocket to the complexities of building a caravan airship, Ambitious But Rubbish is packed with previously untold stories behind dozens of classic Top Gear creations and moments.

    A great gift for fans of the hit BBC show, this hilarious book reveals how the insane ideas and creations from the programme came about with remarkable tales of ingenious invention and idiotic engineering. Essential reading that gives a terrific insight into the creation of the world's biggest car show, it also gives a terrifying window into the minds of its presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May...
  • TAIO

    David Mitchell

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    From starring in the critically acclaimed Peep Show to appearing on just about every comedy panel show imaginable, best-loved comedian and writer David Mitchell has never been short of hilarious common-sensical observation. And in this book - Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse - Mitchell celebrates and commiserates on the state of being in our modern age.

    With some colourful language, David asks why is it okay to swear in a sentence when you use an asterisk; why so many people want to stop other people doing things; and why is every film or TV show a remake? He also takes readers on a side-splitting tour of modern absurdity - from Downtown Abbey to UKIP and hot dogs made of cats...

    Ideal for fans of Jeremy Clarkson's How Hard Can It Be?, Charlie Brooker's I Can Make You Hate, and Awkward Situations for Men by Danny Wallace, this laugh-out-loud book offers hilarious commentary on the state of things in our 'not entirely glorious nation.'
  • A Pug's Guide to... Set - 2 Books - Collection - 9781909313620 - Gemma Correll
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    Gemma Correll

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    Two essential guides for any pug aspiring for sophistication, our two-book A Pug's Guide to... Set offers a fascinating insight into the ancient set of rules that have been passed down from pug generation to pug generation.

    With each book containing over 50 hilarious, fully illustrated scenarios from Sports & Recreation and Entertaining to Dating and Breakups, A Pug's Guide to Etiquette and A Pug's Guide to Dating attempt to explain the traditional rules of pug life to advance pug-human relations.

    A hilarious yet charming pair of pug books, our A Pug's Guide to... Set will make for a wonderful stocking filler for anyone you know who has or loves all things pug.

  • DGTR

    Christopher Matthew

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    A brilliant stocking filler for any dog lover, Dog Treats: An Assortment of Mutts, Mongrels, Puppies and Pooches is a hilarious book full of verse about man's best friend.

    Celebrating the canine world in all its glorious diversity, Christopher Matthew's book will take you from Camp Bastion to West Wittering via a sunlit Greek island and cover every dog from a psychotic Great Dane called Cher Bebe to Ozymandias - the Steve McQueen of Springers!

    Touching, wicked, clever and kind, this book will have you howling with laughter.
  • AKBEC

    Karl Pilkington

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    '"Why are we here?" The only time I ever asked meself that was on a surprise holiday to Lanzarote.'

    Left to his own devices, Karl Pilkington would be happy with his life just as it is. But now he's hit 40, everyone keeps asking him why he's so reluctant to marry his girlfriend and why he doesn't want to have kids.

    It's time for Karl to face up to the biggest question of the lot - what does it all mean? Karl thought he'd seen it all filming An Idiot Abroad, but now he's off around the globe to learn how other cultures deal with life's big issues.

    Find out how Karl copes as he...Has plastic surgery in LA - Models for a Japanese life drawing class - Helps deliver a baby in Bali Have his experiences changed him? Find out in this hilarious new book.

    Karl Pilkington's The Moaning of Life has been chosen as a World Book Night book for 2015.
  • LAUG

    Des O'Connor

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    With whimsical comic wit to celebrate all of those moments that make life so special, Des O'Connor's Laughter Lines is a book that puts a gentle spin on plenty of familiar everyday experiences.

    A much-loved celebrity who is still entertaining audiences after almost 60 years in the limelight, the book proves how even though Des has performed to packed theatres around the world, he's never lost touch with the joys and woes of daily life.

    From the bliss of a happy love life to the nightmares of following a sat nav and the perils of sorting the recycling, the verses all capture Des's tradmark warmth, wit and wisdom and will all ring familiar. One will even help you survive a children's party!
  • TYIW

    Maria Pritchard

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    From Groucho Marx's 'Die, my dear? Why that's the last thing I'll do' to Spike Milligan's gravestone epitaph of 'I told you I was ill', this book examines some of the most fitting famous last words of all time...

    The only certainty of life is death and many of us are fascinated by it; this book shows how as sad as it is, it can also be devastatingly funny. Laughter is such a healthy way to deal with the difficult aspects of life and many of us use humour as a way to explore all the big subjects of life... The American actor Vic Morrow stated 'I should have asked for a stunt double', while many comedians crack one last joke, ensuring they retain their personality right through to their last breath...

    Compiled by Maria Pritchard, I Told You I Was Ill: Famous Last Words and Astonishing Epitaphs is a poignant and funny book that shows how many use humour as a way to say goodbye...
  • Peanuts Guide to Life Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781782115540
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    Snoopy shares his philosophy, Charlie Brown gives his outlook on life, Woodstock shows his wisdom and Lucy offers up her cynical life lessons in the four-book Peanuts: Guide to Life Collection.

    Sharing sentiments on everything from food to friendship, this is a wonderful gift collection for all ages, featuring the stars of a true American institution - the Peanuts comic strip.

    A film adaptation of Peanuts will be released in 2015, so you and your children will be able to enjoy these gently funny observations on all aspects of life together as you eagerly await seeing the characters on the big screen.

  • BCAT

    Louise Kennedy

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    Cat lovers, prepare to fall in love with a new friendly feline... Meet Bailey Boat Cat!

    Sure to appeal to those who enjoyed reading James Bowen's Street Cat Named Bob and Off the Leash: The Secret Life of Dogs, this laugh-out-loud gift book builds on the success of the famously funny Bailey Boat Cat blog and reveals what life really is like on the waves - all from a cat's eye view.

    Cruising on Louise Kennedy's boat Nocturne, Bailey loves nothing more than exploring the nooks and crannies of the boat or sitting on the sun deck wearing his cat life jacket. He also enjoys climbing the mast... Packed with photographs, in this book you'll find Bailey's five steps of marine navigation for humans, why he feels cubby holes are important and just why cats are cleverer than dogs.
  • LOSA

    Jon Ronson

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    Jon Ronson, the award-winning writer, documentary maker and author of The Men Who Stare At Goats, is fascinated by madness, extraordinary behaviour and the human mind. In Lost At Sea, he presents a collection of his adventures, from meeting the man preparing to welcome aliens to Earth to another who tried to split the atom in his kitchen and the Deal or No Deal contestants who developed a foolproof system to beat the Banker. Frequently hilarious, sometimes disturbing and always entertaining, Lost At Sea is a compelling read that features some bizarre and unusual stories and intriguing people.
  • AIFF

    John Lloyd & Jon Canter

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    A 'dictionary' that aims to give hundreds of definitions to things there should be words for, Liff came about as a collaboration between the late, great Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams, John Lloyd and Jon Canter - and now comes Afterliff, a second collection of these place names that can be used to describe those moments you've always wished there was a word for.

    From Toames (the first furtive touching of toes in bed after a severe row with your partner) to Loudwater (a child's strongly held opinion, copies word for word from its parents) and Inverness (the loneliness of a garden chair in winter), this book is wholly funny, often profound and totally unique.

    Popular with the likes of comedians Matt Lucas and Stephen Fry, Aterliff is an essential gift for anyone who finds that there just aren't enough words to describe what happens in everyday life.
  • WHIT
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    From a sagging aquatic centre roof to an alcoholic stealing a tortoise, regional newspapers are filled with weird and wonderful stories. This entertaining hardback seeks to round up some of the most bizarre and hilarious news clippings, each of which is sure to leave you either astonished or thoroughly amused! Whitstable Mum in Custard Shortage is a celebration of the surreal side of British journalism - ranging from stories of smug, vicious swans to the dangerous news that a youth was found in a phone box with a fork!

  • GGTT
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    With advice on every conceivable aspect, The Gentleman's Guide to Travel is an extremely funny take on the AA's travel guidebooks. Written by Vic Darkwood, co-founder of The Chap magazine and author of The Gentleman's Guide to Motoring, the brilliant hardback gift book has quotations from early travel writing, archive photographs and illustrations and advice on everything from dealing with the searing heat to dealing with a hostile local. An inspirational, humorous read for any well-mannered gentleman who wants to discover more about our world.
  • APOV

    Clive James

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    The Radio 4 series, A Point Of View gives presenters the chance to vent about anything they feel like. Having aired his opinions 60 times, Clive James is clearly one of the most popular guests and always has something to say. This book brings together all his ramblings, as the media critic reflects on everything from the Olympics and 24 to giving up smoking and Harry Potter. An entertaining and informative read that is ideal for fans of Clive and the radio show.