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  • MANP
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    This essential guide separates the men from the boys and tells them what everyday 'man jobs' are really worth on the man points scale.

    From growing a beard, using an angle grinder and changing a tyre to breaking down a door (with minus points for using a hairdryer, crying and more), Man Points allows you to rate and record your most manly of accomplishments.

    The perfect gift for the competitive alpha (or beta!) male from their long-suffering partner, sibling or friend, this book will let them know if their manliness measures up.
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    Cath Tate
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    In the realm of amusing, deadpan greetings cards, Cath Tate is the original and best. In her thirty-year career she has created thousands of witty, original and often subversive cards, featuring grim-faced old ladies, ludicrously dressed 1920s gentlemen and bizarre-looking children, paired with text that perfectly captures her highly individual and devastatingly funny view on the world. This hilarious book - a perfect gift for the man in your life, or perhaps an unsuspecting bride-to-be - brings together the best of Cath's work on men. Packed with mirth-making images of men in all their ridiculous glory and insights into the mysterious way their minds work, this is a perfect reflection of modern-day manhood.
  • AG1022
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    Following a 30-year career writing amusing, deadpan and subversive greetings cards, Cath Tate is the perfect person to give the lowdown on what it means to be a mother.

    In this insightful, quirky and hilarious book, she embraces all aspects of motherhood - from that first terrifying journey home from the hospital with your screeching bundle of joy through to the teenage tantrums and what life is like once children have flown the nest. She even describes what it's like when you realise you've turned into your own mother.

    A brilliant book for any mother.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • VBPR
    Rob Temple
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    From a love of queueing to an unhealthy obsession with the weather, Very British Problems are highly contagious.

    In this hilarious book, Rob Temple reveals the ways in which we are a nation of socially awkward but well-meaning oddballs. From taking comfort in the misfortune of others to mastering the art of queueing etiquette, the book looks at the epidemic that affects all Brits.

    A great read for anyone who's found themselves saying 'sorry' to an inanimate object!
  • OTLT
    Rupert Fawcett
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    A worldwide phenomenon on Facebook, this is the third book based around Rupert Fawcett's hilarious Off the Leash cartoons.

    The perfect present for anyone passionate about pooches, the cartoons capture the secret thoughts and dreams of all kinds of different dogs and shows just why they steal sofa, like nothing more than outsmarting cats and crave our attention.

    A funny celebration of the mutual bond between man and man's best friend.
  • Daily Telegraph Unpublished Letters Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781781315408
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    These three books give the authors of the best unpublished letters sent to the Daily Telegraph the stage they so richly deserve. From the funny to the furious and the mischievous to the magnificent, we know you'll be laughing, crying and possibly agreeing with some of the points of view aired.

    Throughout the three books, you'll find observations about the world we live in. Some are whimsical, some risque but they're all very entertaining... You'll find unique views on the rubbish that can be found on TV these days and even the venality of our MPs.
  • GPPP
    Jane Austen
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    A bizarre but brilliant combination of family pets and a classic Jane Austen novel comes together in A Guinea Pig Pride & Prejudice.

    A gift that will make anyone smile, the beautiful little book introduces guinea pig Molly as Elizabeth Bennet and Hollie as the eligible Mr. Darcy.

    With plenty of heart-warming photographs to look at and such a famous story to rediscover, this is a great addition to the collection of both those who love guinea pigs and unforgettable fiction.
  • CYBI
    Caroline West
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    If you know someone who likes their facts to be disgusting, bizarre, peculiar and downright funny, Can You Believe It? is the book for them.

    A collection of the funniest, grimiest, grossest and most outrageous facts you are ever likely to have the misfortune to hear (believe us, once you've read them you can't un-read them!), each will have readers scratching their head in disbelief and laughing out loud at the randomness of it all.

    From decapitated cockroaches to sweaty feet, shark attacks and hundreds more weird and wonderful facts and pieces of trivia, the book will literally have those lucky (or unlucky) enough to read it shouting 'Oh my god!'
  • 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.
  • AZOP
    Alexander Armstrong
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    Delve into the world of Pointless with this brilliant bumper book of over 120 new quiz questions, facts and musings from the lovable presenters Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.

    Sure to have the whole family wracking their brains, the book is interspersed with general knowledge trivia, witty facts and longer stand-up style pieces musing on everything from aardvarks to zeppelins...

    Witty and beautifully illustrated, this exciting new Pointless book is the perfect festive treat for fans of the BBC show.
  • ULDS
    Steve Caplin
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    Treat your dad with this brilliant gift book, dedicated to Ultimate Dad Stuff. Sure to keep every father up to date with their kids, the book is packed with ideas for things to do.

    Bringing together two separate volumes, the book is packed with new and traditional games, useful facts, puzzles and activities to make your father smile on 15 June.

    From playing the spoons to riding a bike and some cringe-worthy dad jokes, the book has something to suit every situation - including answers to the perennially awkward 'Dad, where do babies come from?' question...
  • 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.'
  • COSP
    Joel Levy
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    Written by Joel Levy, The Little Book of Conspiracies reviews the essentials of a range of cover-ups that have been documented and alleged, hotly debated and furiously debunked. Giving plenty of reasons to be paranoid, it shows how the conspiracy theory is now more pervasive than ever, and how it doesn't take long for stories to spread around the world nowadays!
  • WNTT
    Kevin Bridges
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    Rising to meteoric fame in next to no time, Kevin Bridges is now one of the nation's best-loved comics. But life wasn't always record-breaking shows at sell-out arenas for Kevin. In his new book, We Need to Talk About... Kevin Bridges, fans of the Glaswegian-born comic can discover the hilarious story of his life so far.

    Born in Clydebank, Kevin began life as a nervy, shy schoolboy. But as he approached his teens he found his true calling: being the class clown. Aged just 17, Kevin took to the stage for the first time and brought the house down. This guy was going somewhere; exactly where that somewhere was, who would have known? With plenty of hilarious stories to tell of his rise to fame, readers can discover the story of Britain's comic rising star - told with his trademark social commentary and sharp wit.

    With a BAFTA-nominated TV show and sold-out UK tour to his name already, at the tender age of just 27, Kevin Bridges is destined for stand-up super-stardom. Fans of Kevin Bridges will delight finding this memoir in their stocking this Christmas!
  • A Pug's Guide to... Set - 2 Books - Collection - 9781909313620 - Gemma Correll
    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 gift 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.
    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.
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    Caitlin Moran
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    Possibly the only drawback about the bestselling "How To Be A Woman" was that its author, Caitlin Moran, was limited to pretty much one subject: being a woman. "Moranthology" is proof that Caitlin can actually be 'quite chatty' about many other things, including cultural, social and political issues which are usually the province of learned professors, or hot-shot wonks - and not a woman who once, as an experiment, put a wasp in a jar, and got it stoned. These other subjects include: Caffeine; Ghostbusters; Being Poor; Twitter; Caravans; Obama; Wales; Marijuana Addiction; Paul McCartney; The Welfare State; Sherlock; David Cameron Looking Like Ham; Amy Winehouse; Elizabeth Taylor's Eyes; Michael Jackson's Funeral; 'The Big Society'; Big Hair; Nutter-letters; Failed Nicknames; Wolverhampton'; Squirrels' Testicles; Sexy Tax; Binge-drinking; Chivalry; Rihanna's Cardigan; Boris Johnson - Albino Shag-hound; Party Bags; Hot People; Transsexuals; The Gay Moon Landings; and My Own, Untimely Death.
    Spike Milligan
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    Thirteen remastered episodes of the legendary series - plus bonus material Immensely popular and hugely influential, the groundbreaking series The Goon Show changed the face of British comedy. Now, for the first time, this box set collection presents the available episodes in chronological order as they were scheduled to be broadcast. This volume contains: The Mummified Priest The Greatest Mountain in the World (aka Mount Everest) The Giant Bombardon The Kippered Herring Gang (aka The Kippered Herring) The Vanishing Room The Ink Shortage The Mustard and Cress Shortage (aka The Collapse of the British Railway Sandwich System) The Internal Mountain The Silent Bugler The Great Bank of England Robbery The Dreaded Piano Clubber (aka The Piano Clubber) The Siege of Fort Night (aka Underwater Gas Stoves for Fort Knight) The Albert Memorial (aka Albert Memorial to the Moon) In addition, there are some rare archive bonus items including extracts from cast rehearsals. Two illustrated booklets tell the story of the show's development with reference to original archive paperwork, plus the history of the recordings themselves. Remastered using new material and the latest technology to give the best possible sound quality, these recordings are bound to appeal to all collectors of The Goon Show.
  • JANE
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    It's true to say that Jane Austen is more of a celebrity and media queen now than she was when she was writing and this intriguing, funny and very readable compilation by Rebecca Smith, the writer in residence at Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton, provides authentic Austenian advice for over 70 modern dilemmas. Jane Austen is brought to life as a smart-cookie agony aunt in an upmarket glossy magazine column format and tackles vexing challenges in love, family, work, leisure, fashion and home. Smith has cleverly compiled answers from Austen's novels, letters and life to give a clear-eyed, witty and unsentimental view and tone that creates a book to turn to for advice and comfort, just as you would a best friend!
    John Finnemore
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    Every episode of the hit BBC Radio 4 airline sitcom is collected together in this special box set, including the Christmas special final episode and several bonus features. Cabin Pressure is set in the wing and a prayer world of a tiny, one-plane charter airline, staffed by two pilots - one on his way down, and one who was never up to start with. Whether flying a cat to Abu Dhabi, dealing with a nervous bassoonist, hunting for a cleverly-hidden lemon or attempting to celebrate Christmas in seven minutes, no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult. Carolyn Knapp-Shappey, MJN Air's formidable boss, has employed two of the very cheapest pilots money can buy: Captain Martin Crieff, who's always wanted to fly and won't let a little thing like lack of ability stop him, and First Officer Douglas Richardson, smooth-voiced old sky-god and eternal schemer. Passenger service is provided by the relentlessly cheery Arthur. Written by John Finnemore, Cabin Pressure stars Stephanie Cole as Carolyn, Benedict Cumberbatch as Martin, Roger Allam as Douglas, and John Finnemore as Arthur.
  • ATCW
    Stuart Laycock
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    Did you know that of the 193 countries that are currently UN member states, Great Britain has invaded or fought conflicts in the territory of 171? Taking a look at how Britain has been a force, for both good and bad, across the world, Stuart Laycock's All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To reveals Britain as a dynamic and unpredictable nation that has changed the world in many ways... Discussing how Britain set up the United States and Ionian Islands, the informative - and witty - hardback also looks at lesser-known invasions including those of Iran, Ethiopia, Corfu and the other Ionian islands.