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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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'.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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    Cath Tate
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    In this brand-new title, part of her hugely popular ongoing series of hilarious gift books, Cath Tate, doyenne of the comedy greetings card, examines the world of work - something we all have to do, although sometimes we'd rather not! All the usual workplace suspects are here - bone-idle colleagues, overbearing bosses, fussy jobsworths and intractable technology, proving that no matter how futuristic our offices get, nothing much really changes. Featuring more than 50 hand-coloured vintage photos paired with witty captions, this hilarious book is the perfect gift for a youngster who's just starting out, or a colleague who's leaving or retiring, and is packed with insights to help you negotiate the tricky world of the workplace. Word count: 2,000
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    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.
  • 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.
  • FIVEF
    Bruno Vincent
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    The popular Enid Blyton Books for Grown-Ups parody series has made so many Famous Five fans laugh out loud and in this latest spoof story George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy the dog are keen to hone their physiques ready for the summer break.

    To get their bodies beach ready, all the gang need is to put in some effort, harness their willpower and the ability to work as a team. Could anything get in their way?

    Of course, the path to body beautiful is not always that clear...
  • FIVEA
    Bruno Vincent
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    Enid Blyton for Grown-ups is a hilarious parody series that finds George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy the dog facing a host of new challenges that will resonate with adults. In this book, the gang face what could be their toughest task yet - parenthood.

    With all the missions they've completed in the past, you'd have thought that bringing up a baby would be kid's play for The Five. However, when they find themselves looking after Cousin Rupert and his wife's baby, they have to deal with all sorts of issues - from fear to tiredness and responsibility.

    They have no idea if what they're doing is right or why the baby is crying. They use Dr Google constantly and are frustrated by the responses that range from 'don't worry about it' to 'rush her to the A & E'. Soon, the Five are reduced to trembling wrecks and all of them are quietly seething. Could this be an adventure too far?
  • FIVEB
    Bruno Vincent
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    Enid Blyton for Grown-ups is a hilarious parody series that finds George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy the dog facing a host of new challenges that will resonate with adults. In this book, they confront a brand new challenge - is it possible to get a gluten-free cream tea?

    The Five are all feeling rather rum and whatever they do in their attempts to get better doesn't seem to work. As they try to cure themselves, all sorts of terrifying issues occur. Julian goes online and self-diagnoses that he has pancreatic cancer and bird flu, Anne decides to have herself exorcised, Dick goes to witch doctor who calls himself a 'homeopath' and George is the one who discovers they need to go on an exclusion diet - hence the group enter a world of hard-to-find and maddeningly expensive specialist food.
  • 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.
  • AG0970
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    Cath Tate is famed for her witty observations on modern life that appear on hilarious greetings cards for all ages. Combining these one-liners with retro photographs has made her a go-to for many people when buying cards to send to loved ones.

    This hilarious book is perfect to share with your friends as it brings together the best of Cath's work on friendship. From the whimsical to the scurrilous and very occasionally tender, she manages to capture how today's modern friendships work in everything from book clubs to hen parties.

    This is an ode to friendship in all its glory. As Cath says: 'A friend is someone who likes you even though they know you.'
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    Richard Osman
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    Richard Osman and Alexander Armstrong present their very own account of times gone by in A Pointless History of the World.

    Told with their trademark humour, this is a step-by-step journey that takes you from the Big Bang to the fall of the Roman Empire and from the evolution of language all the way through to Last of the Summer Wine.

    Taking you on a journey through time and space, the essays are interspersed with questions from Pointless, everyone's favourite TV quiz show.
  • 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!'

    Please note this is an adult book containing facts of both a sexual and intimate nature.
  • AG1077
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    Accompanying Rules for My Son, this book looks at how you can spread fatherly advice in an attempt to ensure your daughter grows into a confident young woman.

    Harking back to an era when father knew best and was never questioned, the humorous advice, tips and quotes cover everything from internet dating ('never trust a profile pic') to family life and inspirations.

    Very witty, this book celebrates the bond between father and daughter and is presented in hardback, making it a great gift for fathers, fathers-to-be and anyone else who loves families.
  • GLSV
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    A Book People favourite for many years and a man voted the best cartoonist of the 20th century on many occasions, we're delighted to bring you the 2017 edition of the Giles compilation.

    A book celebrating the 70th anniversary of the beloved character Grandma's first appearance, it is full of cartoons from the Express and Sunday Express archives.

    Witty and irreverent, the 150 cartoons in the keepsake hardback still remain relevant today and offer a light-hearted look at a number of social issues.
  • AG1078
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    If you have a newborn who you are desperate to see grow into a 'Good Man' - industrious, thoughtful, charming and well-dressed - this collection of traditional, funny and important advice will prove invaluable.

    Among the rules are that men should never, ever wear sandals, the fact that letters can come in very handy and there are even some handy hangover cures (who knew a dip in the ocean would be so good for you?).

    Based on a hit blog and presented in hardback, this is a great gift for dads, dads-to-be and even sons. It evokes back to simpler times when Father knew best and no one questioned his rules...
  • SKRB
    Mitchell Beazley
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    Brought to you by the people behind Sock Club London - a members-only club that has been established to elevate and champion men's hosiery - this book reveals the 10 essential rules when it comes to wearing socks.

    Clearly, socks are a very serious business. But like any kind of fashion and style, there are many pitfalls to be aware of. This book will help you avoid making any fashion faux pas with your hosiery. It reveals the style of socks that best complement brogues; explains whether patterned socks are permissible with sneakers; and even tells you just how high you should rule your trouser legs up.

    All told with a knowing sense of humour, the book establishes clear guidelines for every single aspect of the sock world.
  • MPSL
    Michael Palin
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    Have you ever wondered what happened to the young fellow from Malta who bought his grandfather an alter? How about the camper called Jack who found a huge snack in his pack? And there's also an eccentric landowner called Grey that spent Christmas in a very strange way...

    All written by the ever-popular and intrepid Michael Palin, this Sackful of Limericks will give you further information - and hilarious answers - to all these tales. There are so many other limericks that will bring a smile to your face, too.

    Illustrated by Tony Ross, this is a laugh-out-loud collection of limericks that are wondrously witty and fabulously festive.
  • 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.