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  • Underwater Puppies (Hardback)

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    Underwater Puppies (Hardback)

    Seth Casteel

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    Are you ready to squeal with delight? This might just be the cutest book we've ever sold at the Book People... Underwater Puppies!

    Full of 80 portraits of puppies at their most playful, the book is sure to bring a smile to the face of anyone who picks it up. The photos capture the little dogs as they dive under water - and the state-of-the-art photography perfectly captures their emotions!

    A great book for anyone who loves dogs and one that will never fail to cheer you up, this is a brilliant follow-up to the amazing Underwater Dogs.
  • So, Anyway... (Hardback)

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    So, Anyway... (Hardback)

    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.
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    Only When I Laugh: My Autobiography (Hardback)

    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!
  • F in Exams (Hardback)

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    F in Exams (Hardback)

    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.
  • Revolution (Hardback)

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    Revolution (Hardback)

    Russell Brand

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    Our political system isn't working; our government - corrupt; our culture - empty-headed. In his brand new book Revolution, Russell Brand uses his well-known, articulate humour and wit to provide readers with his vision for a fairer, sexier, fun and inclusive society.

    Lacerating the straw men and paper tigers of the conformist times in which we live, with the help of experts as diverse as Thomas Piketty and George Orwell, Brand picks apart the fabrics of our society to present an alternative to modern civilization - and he wants YOU to join the revolution!

    The perfect book for fans of his previous two books, My Booky Wook and My Booky Wook 2: This Time It's Personal, Russell Brand puts his main points from the famous Paxman vs. Brand interview to page - and the results are not only highly entertaining, but compelling, deft and persuasive.
  • Pocket Dolly Wisdom (Hardback)

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    Pocket Dolly Wisdom (Hardback)

    Hardie Grant Books

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    "If you see someone without a smile, give them yours."

    "I think everyone should be with who they love."

    "It costs a lot of money to look this cheap."

    The Queen of Country for almost 50 years, Dolly Parton has not only delighted her legions of fans with hit songs like Jolene, 9 to 5 and I Will Always Love You, but also with her playful and inspiring attitude to life - and Pocket Dolly Wisdom contains all her most fabulous quotes!

    Pocket-sized, this is ideal for any Dolly Parton fan, especially those who have dreamed of visiting Dollywood and for anyone who enjoyed her debut performance at Glastonbury Festival this year. Through a series of quotes, this book finds the 'Dolly Lama' giving her thoughts on everything from glamour to men and wigs to her womanly assets!
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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...
  • Fifty Sheds of Grey (Hardback)

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    Fifty Sheds of Grey (Hardback)

    C. T. Grey

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    Colin Grey's life was happy and simple until the day his wife read E.L. James' bestseller 50 Shades of Grey. Suddenly, Colin found himself thrust into a dark, illicit world of pleasure and pain. Following on from the success of his parody Twitter account @50ShedsofGrey, Colin now reveals the story of one man's struggle against a tide of tempestuous desire, and describes all about the greatest love of all - the love between a man and his shed.
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    Ever since Ardal O'Hanlon told him that he was the 'most British person' he had ever met, comedian and writer Hugh Dennis has been worried. He was unsure if he was being praised, teased or vaguely insulted and possibly all three. But then the 2012 London Olympics happened and the ideals of being British changed. The nation was now happy to show the world all of its achievements through the Agrarian and Industrial revolutions and how it was happy to embrace multi-culturalism, individuality and eccentricity. Throughout this hilarious book Hugh, the popular Mock the Week panelist and Outnumbered actor, examines the legacy of the Games and how it led to the changing image of Britain, giving the nation a thriving, new-found self-confidence.
  • Stig (Hardback)

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    Stig (Hardback)

    Simon Du Marche

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    Discover the man behind the most famous mask on British TV ? the Stig. Who is he? Where does he come from? And how can his mysterious silence be explained? All these questions and more have been tackled by award-winning biographer Simon du Beaumarche, as he trailed the elusive Stig and interviewed those closest to him. Including snippets from the Top Gear trio, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, and leading figures in Formula 1, music and movies, it seems everyone has their opinion about the man in white. Humorous and explosive, du Beaumarche's uncovering of this 21st century icon is a must-read!
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    A Pug's Guide to... Set - 2 Books (Collection)

    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.

  • Can't Be Arsed (Hardback)

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    Can't Be Arsed (Hardback)

    Richard Wilson

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    Books, television shows and websites are forever ordering us around - 100 things to do before you're 30; 50 albums you must own; this year's must-have handbag; change your life in two weeks. What is this obsession with lists? Is it an increasingly desperate search for happiness? Can't Be Arsed is a hilarious diatribe that takes a detailed look at the alternative side of the 101 most frequently cited must-do's and provides a timely antidote to the plethora of books that keep telling us how to live!

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    Mrs. Brown's A-Y of Everything (Hardback)

    Brendan O'Carroll

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    A hilarious tie-in to the most popular comedy show on TV, Mrs. Brown's Boys, Mrs. Brown's A-Y of Everything is a laugh-out-loud book that explores everything from the world around us, packed with the wit and wisdom of Agnes Brown herself.

    Whether it's information on biscuits, The Big Bang, happiness, hairdryers, pandas or piles, you can count on Mrs. Brown to provide some sidesplitting mammy-knows-best knowledge on the subject. And the photographs throughout the book will only add to the hilarity.

    Great for fans of Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie and the BAFTA award-winning BBC comedy show, Mrs. Brown's A-Y of Everything offers a world of insight on modern life... with a difference.
  • Dog Treats (Hardback)

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    Dog Treats (Hardback)

    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.
  • Laughter Lines (Hardback)

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    Laughter Lines (Hardback)

    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!
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    I Told You I Was Ill (Hardback)

    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...
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    Fifty Sheds of Grey: Three in a Shed (Hardback)

    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 (or stocking filler!) for the green-fingered gardner in your life - whether they're a fan of Fifty Shades of Grey or not!
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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.

  • Sketch This (Other)

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    Sketch This (Other)

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    Embark on a creative journey and scribble, collage, design, write, paste, trace and sketch your way through this fun-filled spiral notebook - Sketch This!

    Whether you're using pencil, pen, marker, crayon or anything else to make your mark in this book, you'll soon be doodling and scribbling to your heart's content - it really does get addictive...

    Throughout the book, you can attempt to draw a dog upside down, with your eyes closed and without lifting your pencil; draw a favourite fictional character and even doodle your guilty pleasures!
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    That Morecambe and Wise Book (Hardback)

    Eddie Braben

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    The perfect gift for Morecambe and Wise fans young and old - this book is one to cherish and will provide plenty of laughs well into 2014 and beyond! Illustrated throughout and featuring a new introduction from Eddie Braben, often called the third member of Morecambe and Wise, as he was the quiet genius behind many of their most famous sketches and best-loved jokes, this book is entertaining throughout. Here, collected for the first time together, is a celebration of the finest work the three comedy greats ever penned together and performed, including previously never-before-seen material too. A wonderful celebration of the national treasures that were Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise and Eddie Braben.
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    The Drunken Cookbook (Hardback)

    Milton Crawford

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    From the creator of the bestselling Hungover Cookbook comes the Drunken Cookbook, for those people who just can't beat off the booze munchies...

    Whether you've been dancing all night or have had a couple of pints after work, this book is a witty and entertaining guide to cooking when you've enjoyed a tipple. Not only are the delicious recipes separated only into sections such as Meat, Heat, Fried, Carbs, Party Food and Boozy Desserts, they are also separated into range of difficulty.

    A great title and wonderful gift idea that will help you soak up the booze and restores you health in time for the morning after...
  • Commando Dad (Paperback)

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    Commando Dad (Paperback)

    Neil Sinclair

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    Neil Sinclair, ex-Commando, qualified childminder and full-time dad to three young troopers, provides a training manual for new recruits to fatherhood in Commando Dad: Basic Training.

    In no-nonsense terms, the manual will help dads-to-be plan for their baby trooper's arrival by showing them how to survive the first 24 hours, how to prepare nutritious food and how to deal with baby's hostilities, as well as giving advice on how to keep little ones entertained in various ways.

    An indispensable training guide that will make a great gift for any fathers-in-waiting, it covers how to look after babies from birth to when they're 3-years-old.
  • Bailey Boat Cat (Hardback)

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    Bailey Boat Cat (Hardback)

    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.
  • H is for Hummus (Hardback)

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    H is for Hummus (Hardback)

    Joel Rickett

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    Written by How to Avoid Huge Ships and Whitstable Mum in Custard Shortage author Joel Rickett, and featuring Spencer Wilson's dazzling illustrations, H is for Hummus: A Modern Parents' ABC is a great picture book for any 'middle-class and proud' parent. With the traditional ABC books (A is for Apple, B is for Bear, C is for Cat etc) no longer reflecting the busy lives of today's toddlers, this book will provide them with far more useful and contemporary terms - A is for Allergy, B is for Babyccino, C is for Controlled Crying...

    A delightfully silly and refreshingly honest picture book that covers all the pains and joys of today's parenting. It's sure to strike a chord with sleep-deprived mums and dads everywhere and makes an entertaining little gift for the thoroughly modern parent.

    Please note this title contains adult themes that may not be appropriate for children.