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Comedy, Jokes & Humour Books

  • PVSK
    Andy Riley
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    From Emmy award-winning Andy Riley, the creator of cult favourite The Bunny Suicides, comes Puppy versus Kitten - an illustrated story about a bright-eyed puppy and a philosophical kitten who live under the same roof.

    The duo know nothing about the world and will have to work together to navigate the ins and outs of life. Kitten uses its intelligence to work out what is going on while the much stupider Puppy just charges around, doing whatever comes naturally...

    Obviously, with their very different outlooks they clash. But then they meet the human.
  • NTCP
    Katie Blackburn
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    Katie Blackburn, the author behind the side-splitting spoof books Where the Wild Mums Are and Where the Wild Dads Went, adds a boozy twist to 'Twas the Night Before Christmas with this funny festive tale.

    Illustrated by Sholto Walker, the story is set on Christmas Eve and, as usual, Mum and Dad have not finished their wrapping yet. Dad suggests having a sherry 'to keep us both going' and this is swiftly followed by Baileys and rum... They then drift off to sleep with the living room in disarray.

    All the Christmas preparations are in ruins but then a mysterious visitor manages to save the day...
  • ENGF
    Ben Fogle
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    Book People favourite Ben Fogle reveals what it means to be English in this entertaining series of anecdotes that celebrates the country's signature traits.

    From a cheese-rolling contest in Gloucestershire to queues, coastlines and sporting arenas, this is a brilliant read for anyone who ever wonders what makes the English English. It's full of eccentric peculiarities such as the shipping forecast, jellied eels and Marmite and also celebrates the relentless optimism (especially for better weather) in the face of adversity that is known as 'the Dunkirk spirit'.

    This light-hearted book pays tribute to England's history, culture and ideas and explains exactly what it means to be quintessentially English.
  • VRYB
    Rob Temple
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    From the horrors of the daily commute to the messages hidden in your email exchanges (who knew dropping the 'kind' from 'kind regards' could be so effective?), this humour book covers some of the traits that define the British nation.

    It looks at the awkward moments, cultural peculiarities and odd fixations all Brits have and celebrates everything from the most bizarre British pub names to the history of tea. It even promises to answer the always contentious issue of whether you should put the milk in first...

    So funny and so relatable, the third volume in the bestselling series that inspired the Channel 4 TV series of the same name is one that every Briton needs to devour.
  • CRTR
    Sam Jordison
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    Ten years after it first lifted the lid on Britain's best Crap Towns, Crap Towns Returns showcases the latest planning disasters, urban blights and posh blighters that have disfigured our nation.

    With tongue firmly in cheek, Sam Jordison and Dan Kieran turn their attentions to the likes of Thetford, where throwing cucumbers at pedestrians is acceptable; Southampton, where people casually smoke drugs on public transport; and Bacup, the town which long claimed to have the shortest street in Britain but recently lost the title to a shorter street in Wick. After hearing this, the locals furiously complained that their rival's street was only 'a corner'... A very funny read.
  • GLTC
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    A Book People favourite for many years and an artist voted the best cartoonist of the 20th century on many occasions, we're delighted to bring you the 2018 edition of the Giles compilation.

    From the Express and Sunday Express archives, the 150 cartoons in this keepsake hardback are witty, irreverent and still remain relevant today as they offer a light-hearted look at various social issues.
  • SKTM
    Anna Lewis
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    The Sketchy Muma book is full of illustrations that perfectly capture the joys and stresses of being a mother. Acclaimed by Giovanna Fletcher, this is perfect for old and new parents.

    From the first pregnancy test to labour, birth, coming home and venturing out for the first time, the illustrations are sure to strike a chord.

    It also looks at experiences including soft play hell, chronic sleep deprivation and mastering the art of eating dinner with one hand.
  • DSAA
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    Hurrah for Gin's cartoon illustrations have struck a chord with many parents, but now it's time for the foul-mouthed and highly opinionated 2 1/4-year-old Archie Adams (also created by Katie Kirby) to have his say...

    It reveals just how hard life is for Archie. He's always being told what to do ('Eat your tea, Archie', 'Stop putting Mummy's phone in the bin, Archie') and now he's just found out that his parents are going to replace him with a younger sibling.

    There are also cartoon showing Archie's friend Amelie teaching him the good swear words and his penchant for naked protests. Honest, emotional and laugh-out-loud, this is a hilarious, no-holds-barred account of what it's like to be a toddler.

    Please note this book contains language some may deem inappropriate.
  • HWSE
    Geoff Tibballs
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    The world's greatest sporting spectacles include the World Cup, Wimbledon and the Olympics but what about those alternative events where participants risk their lives in pursuit of glory for scant reward e.g. Mongolia's yak racing.

    This light-hearted book covers the weird and wonderful of the sporting world including Germany's Mud Olympics, where competitors play soccer, volleyball and handball while knee-deep in mud; Oregon's Pig-n-Ford races where drivers speed around a track while carrying a live pig under one arm; and Australia's take on the Boat Race - where teams carry boats along the dry bed of the River Todd.

    Other amazing experiences include cheese rolling, volcano boarding and underwater hockey.
  • LMRB
    Dale Shaw
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    Have you ever wondered what kind of questions history's greatest figures would type into search engines if they'd existed during their time?

    This lively and hilarious book looks at the kind of things Charles Dickens would research while writing his latest novel ('things urchins say'), how Henry VIII would look up relationship advice ('breaking bad news to women from Cleeves') and Karl Marx would build up his knowledge ('cheating at Monopoly').

    With some naughty humour and strong language, this is a great gift book for any history buff and will inspire you to ponder what other questions historical figures would ask... You can't fail to laugh out loud.
  • Be a Flamingo/Be a Unicorn set - Collection - 9781846015601
    BEFU
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    Do you fancy a change from being human? This bright and beautiful set shows you how to take inspiration from flamingos and unicorns.

    Flamingos are strong, independent and fabulous. They can brighten any room and will do whatever they want. Even when life throws a flamingo a curveball, they're ready to embrace it. This little book works as a pick-me-up and will help anyone boost their confidence and be more brash by following the actions of flamingo: photobombing; not following the crowd; and embracing his pinkness.

    Be a Unicorn explains how it's far more fun, magical and positive to be a unicorn than a human being. Illustrated with adorable (and adorkable) creatures, each spread comes with a funny or inspiring quote that will encourage you to follow your dreams: 'Being different could be hard, but Unicorn embraced it'; 'Unicorn decided to wear the bikini'; 'Unicorn found his smile was quite infectious'.
    Format: paperback
  • SRFN
    Simon Brett
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    An oxymoron is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as 'a figure of speech or expressed idea in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction'. Among the best known are 'bittersweet', 'open secret' and 'same difference'.

    This book, written by Simon Brett and amusingly illustrated by Paul Thomas, celebrates the English language's finest oxymorons and explains why the likes of 'seriously funny' strike such a chord with language lovers.

    The information in the book is arranged into categories including popular culture, political principle and business ethics - with Brett offering an inimitably witty commentary on every one. It's a great book for anyone with an 'unbiased opinion'.
  • SISF
    Colin Shindler
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    The BBC is a national institution that draws praise and criticism in equal measure. This entertaining collection of letters stretches over 40 years of programming and captures just how much joy, fury and hilarity the broadcaster has brought to the nation.

    These never-before-seen letters and telegrams to the BBC provide a fascinating alternative history and cover momentous events ranging from the broadcast of the Coronation in 1953 through to the groundbreaking drama of Grange Hill ('just say no, Zammo!').

    The letters have been categorised into different themes including political bias and the Royal Family and this is the perfect read for anyone who loves reading all about the moral outrage of the nation.
  • GPRJ
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    You know the story of the starcrossed lovers, but you've never seen it in such unsqueakably good style as this - A Guinea Pig Romeo & Juliet.

    Born into the litters of two rival families, Romeo and Juliet fall tuft-over-paw for each other before learning that they are sworn enemies... There's soon a secret wedding on the cards and Romeo finds himself banished from the city after a fatal accident.

    Romeo and Juliet hatch a plan to scurry away together, but there's a chance it will lead to heartbreak. One of Shakespeare's beloved plays, these rodents fill these iconic roles almost as well as Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in Baz Luhrmann's 1996 film adaptation.
  • How to Build a Universe - Hardback - 9780007968695 - Brian Cox
    HWUC
    Brian Cox
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    Inspired by their hit Radio 4 series The Infinite Monkey Cage, Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince's How to Build a Universe provides readers with an eye-opening journey through the grand and bizarre ideas that have been conjured up by the imaginations of humans.

    From dark matter to consciousness, the very brainy duo take the musings of the great and the good of British science and look into how these theories and ideas have come about. This book provides an insight into the multi-faceted subjects involved in building a universe, and it's all backed up by quotes from leading scientists and comedians including Neil deGrasse Tyson and Stephen Fry.

    Sometimes silly, sometimes mind-blowing and occasionally facetious, this is the perfect book for fans of the irreverent show and anyone who wants to have their minds blown by the wonders of science.
  • GNGM
    Killian Fox
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    The expert creators of The Gannet offer a selection of fascinating, funny and unexpected facts about food and drink in this gastronomic miscellany.

    Going well beyond the usual food fixations, this book is presented in a very inventive style and will entertain any foodie. It offers advice on everything from creating a hit food profile on Instagram to learning the ins and outs of craft beer.

    It also highlights millenia-old products that are still edible today... are you brave enough to try Irish bog butter or Ancient Egyptian honey?
  • TMSW
    Mick Twister
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    Featuring a host of limericks about Britain's kings and queens, this book recounts their reigns in rhymes, covering all their lives and times.

    Pocket-sized and bursting with fun illustrations, each entry has a limerick and then gives further details on the events that happened during the ruler's times.

    There's even a fact box that shows you how long they reigned, the reason they took the throne and their age at accession.
  • WCEV
    Richard Osman
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    Pointless judge, Fulham super-fan and all-round clever clogs Richard Osman tackles some of the most divisive issues of modern society in this family-friendly book. Among those debates that you and your loved ones can settle are what IS the greatest chocolate bar of all time, which sitcom is the most loved and, perhaps most importantly of all, what should be considered the best crisps.

    Inspired by his perennially popular Twitter game, this is a great book for the family to gather round and enjoy at any gathering. Other hot topics you can decide on are the best Christmas songs, biscuits and Disney films (it has to be The Lion King, right?).

    Accompanying all of the contests are jaw-dropping facts and stats covering topics ranging from Die Hard to Nandos and Jammie Dodgers!
  • AG1070
    Cath Tate
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    Cath Tate is famed for her hilarious greetings cards and this book is full of her observations about how Work Tends to Ruin Your Day.

    She covers everything from bone-idle colleagues, overbearing bosses and fussy jobsworths to intractable technology that proves no matter how futuristic our offices get, nothing much changes.

    There are 50 hand-coloured vintage photos and they're all paired with witty captions. This book is perfect for those who are making their first steps into the working world, people who get stressed by the 9 to 5 life and also anyone who is packing it in and heading the glory of retirement.
  • CYCC
    Dave Walker
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    Renowned cartoonist and bike lover Dave Walker provides an illustrated guide to life on two wheels in The Cycling Cartoonist.

    From 20 Reasons to Love Cycling to objective comparisons between different modes of transport and the reasons why cleaning your bike is a chore to the skills required by a cycling commentator, this book will have riders (and their non-riding significant others) laughing out loud.

    A great gift for anyone who loves bikes, its witty illustrations reveal the truth regarding everything about them.
  • AG1023
    Cath Tate
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    Loved for her witty and subversive views of the world that are laid bare on many greetings cards, Cath Tate is a writer so many people love. This book captures her best observations on men.

    A perfect gift for the man in your life, or perhaps an unsuspecting bride-to-be, brings together timeless observations and one-liners.

    It's 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.
  • WTWD
    Katie Blackburn
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    In this spoof of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, the dads are out on the lash and are getting set to 'PARTYYYYYYYYYYY!'

    Dad came home from work a little worse for wear and decided it was time to really have some fun. He soon found himself drifting off to the land of the Wild Dads; a place where headbanging, air guitar and table football reigns supreme.

    However, Dad soon starts to miss the place he left behind and tries to get back to his beloved family. With illustrations by Sholto Walker, this gift book is perfect for new dads and any parent who has just wanted to run away from it all and find a new favourite place.
  • ANDN
    Alison Maloney
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    What's the weather like today? Is it cold out? Are we going to have a white Christmas? Hark at the rain... All of these are sayings that us Brits hear on an almost day-to-day basis.

    This book celebrates our national obsession with the weather and answers questions like 'where did it's raining cats and dogs' originate from. An almanac and miscellany, it's packed with illustrations, maps and line drawings, as well as tables showing some of the most impressive records.

    Among this book's features are 'The Lore of Weather', which is a guide to the myths, legends and old wives' tales told about the weather; 'Lost in Translation', an observation of the colloquial names for weather around the country including mizzle; and 'Extreme Weather', which looks at the most bizarre events inspired by weather - including a downpour of frogs and fish!
  • TFHF
    Phil Tufnell
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    Phil Tufnell (or Tuffers, as he's now more commonly known from his time in the Jungle and on Question of Sport) is a cricket legend and national treasure. In this book he's chosen his very own Hall of Fame - and it's packed with legends of the sport, offbeat characters and various surprises.

    From boyhood heroes to favourite team-mates and toughest opponents to unforgettable umpires and brilliant broadcasters, Phil provides an analysis of a very diverse and enchanting cast of cricketing legends with typical Tuffers wit.

    He even adds some truly surprising non-cricketing inductees into his personal Hall of Fame. Showcasing the most charming characters in cricket, this is a great gift for anyone who loves the summer sport.