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  • SVNT
    Muir Gray
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    By keeping your brain ticking and staying fit, and with some good fortune, you can live a fulfilling and active life well into your 90s. Sod Seventy! The Guide to Living Well can help you along the way..

    Part-exercise book, part-manifesto for healthier and happier living, the book reveals how to shake off stereotypes, feel empowered and live life to the full as you enter pensionable age. It covers everything from the art of body maintenance to the importance of choosing the right healthcare.

    Written by doctor and health advisor Muir Gray, who is in his 70s and certainly practises what he preaches, the book is completely accessible and practical for anyone in this age range. It also features funny illustrations from David Mostyn, a cartoonist from the Beano.
  • SXTY
    Muir Gray
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    Your 60s are often seen as the 'turning point' decade. They can be used to take stock and make simple lifestyle and attitude changes that can have a hugely positive impact later on.

    Sod Sixty! is a fun and friendly guide to help you navigate your way through this important decade. It has a very personal approach and will show you how to get fitter, eat healthier and juggle looking after yourself with the responsibilities of family, friends and work.

    It is packed with achievable, practical and realistic strategies to help you improve your health and well-being.
  • SIEW
    Anita Bean
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    Based on the principles of the Mediterranean diet and backed up by the latest scientific research, Sod It! Eat Well is a book that will give you all the help and knowledge you need when it comes to making the right food choices in your 60s, 70s and beyond.

    Not a dieting plan, the book will help you make subtle changes to your eating habits and then have all the details you need to make informed, healthy food decisions. It will also provide answers to today's puzzling food questions including 'are eggs good for me?' and 'is sugar really that bad?

    An illustrated book, the personal, nutritional advice is complemented by easy-to-follow recipes for every meal of the day.
  • 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.
  • Mothers, We're Nowhere Without Them - Hardback - 9781910232101 - Cath Tate
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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.
  • AG1023
    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.
  • 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.
  • Political Wit - Hardback - 9781849536769 - Steven Gauge
    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.
  • ARHAU
    Sophie Kinsella
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    To Las Vegas ...and beyond! Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is on a major rescue mission! Hollywood was full of surprises, and now she's on a road trip to Las Vegas to help her friends and family. She's determined to get to the bottom of why her dad has mysteriously disappeared, help her best friend Suze and even bond with Alicia Bitch Long-legs (maybe...). As Becky discovers just how much her friends and family need help, she comes up with her biggest, boldest, most brilliant plan yet! So can she save the day just when they need her most? Becky is setting out to make things right in this laugh-out-loud, feel-good conclusion to her American adventure that began with SHOPAHOLIC TO THE STARS.
  • 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!
  • SWLS
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    Collecting together the very best one-liners from two previous Mock The Week books, this is the funniest and rudest book you'll read for a long time!

    Featuring categories that will have you in stitches, from Unsuccessful Personal Ads, Greetings Cards That Wouldn't Sell, and Unlikely Medicinal Labels, to Unlikely Crossword Clues and Lines You'd Never See In A James Bond Book, you know you can count on the witty geniuses behind Mock The Week to provide you with plenty of answers to make you laugh out loud.

    Filled with enough jokes and gags to fill an entire new series, Mock The Week: 1001 Scenes We'd Like To See will have you crying in hysterics and cringing awkwardly, from one turn of a page to the next.
  • 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.
  • 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!'
  • APKAU
    Bill Bryson
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    Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his adopted country. The hilarious book that resulted, Notes from a Small Island, was taken to the nation's heart and became the bestselling travel book ever, and was also voted in a BBC poll the book that best represents Britain. Now, to mark the twentieth anniversary of that modern classic, Bryson makes a brand-new journey round Britain to see what has changed. Following (but not too closely) a route he dubs the Bryson Line, from Bognor Regis to Cape Wrath, by way of places that many people never get to at all, Bryson sets out to rediscover the wondrously beautiful, magnificently eccentric, endearingly unique country that he thought he knew but doesn't altogether recognize any more. Yet, despite Britain's occasional failings and more or less eternal bewilderments, Bill Bryson is still pleased to call our rainy island home. And not just because of the cream teas, a noble history, and an extra day off at Christmas. Once again, with his matchless homing instinct for the funniest and quirkiest, his unerring eye for the idiotic, the endearing, the ridiculous and the scandalous, Bryson gives us an acute and perceptive insight into all that is best and worst about Britain today.
  • So, Anyway... - Hardback - 9781847946966 - John Cleese
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    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.
  • The A-Z of Pointless - Hardback - 9781444782769 - Alexander Armstrong
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    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.
  • Weekend Wodehouse - Hardback - 9780091937447 - P. G. Wodehouse
    WODE
    P. G. Wodehouse
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    A fantastic introductory collection to an inimitable comic, Weekend Wodehouse is a fascinating chronicle of a certain type of Englishness that has rarely been captured so sharply and with such great and humorous farce. Containing some of P.G Wodehouse's finest work, such as the Drones Club stories, Mr Mulliner stories and stories of Jeeves, Lord Emsworth and Ukridge, this collection captures the generation in a way that made it required reading at country house parties in the late 1930s.
  • 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...
  • ALKNZ
    Blanche Ebbutt
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    Don'ts for Husbands and Don'ts for Wives are facsimile editions of the original books published by A&C Black in 1913. Each pocket-sized book contains hundreds of snippets of entertaining advice for a happy marriage, which rings true almost 100 years after it was written. The reissued titles are ideal Christmas stocking fillers, and gifts for weddings, engagements and anniversaries. Advice appears under the following chapters: 1. Personalities 2. How to Avoid Discord 3. Habits 4. Financial Matters 5. Evenings at Home 6. Jealousy 7. Recreation 8. Food 9. Dress 10. Entertaining 11. Household Management 12. Children 'Among the bon mots there is much wisdom. They would make great stocking fillers, or wedding anniversary gifts!' Good Book Guide (October 2007)
  • ALKMW
    Blanche Ebbutt
    • £3.50
    Don'ts for Husbands and Don'ts for Wives are facsimile editions of the original books published by A&C Black in 1913. Each pocket-sized book contains hundreds of snippets of entertaining advice for a happy marriage, which rings true almost 100 years after they were written. The reissued titles are ideal Christmas stocking fillers, and gifts for weddings, engagements and anniversaries. Advice appears under the following chapters: 1. Personalities 2. How to Avoid Discord 3. Habits 4. Financial Matters 5. Evenings at Home 6. Jealousy 7. Recreation 8. Food 9. Dress 10. Entertaining 11. Household Management 12. Children 'Among the bon mots there is much wisdom. They would make great stocking fillers, or wedding anniversary gifts!' Good Book Guide (October 2007)
  • AQWQA
    Aziz Ansari
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    This is a hilarious, eye-opening tour of the new romantic landscape, from one of America's sharpest comic voices and one of its leading sociologists. In the old days, most people would find a decent person who lived in their village or neighbourhood, and after deciding they weren't a murderer, get married and have kids - all by the age of 22. Now we spend years of our lives searching for our perfect soul mate and, thanks to dating apps, mobile phones and social media, we have more romantic options than ever before in human history. Yet we also have to confront strange new dilemmas, such as what to think when someone is too busy to reply to a text but has time to post a photo of their breakfast on Instagram. And if we have so many more options, why aren't people any less frustrated? For years, American comedian Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comic insight at dating and relationships, and in Modern Romance, he teams up with award-winning sociologist Eric Klinenberg to investigate love in the age of technology. They enlisted some of the world's leading social scientists, conducted hundreds of interviews, analyzed the behavioural data, and researched dating cultures from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to New York City. The result is an unforgettable picture of modern love, combining Ansari's irreverent humour with cutting-edge social science.
  • 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!