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The Best Pub Joke Book Ever! (Paperback)
The Best Pub Joke Book Ever! is packed with over 1,000 of the best quality pub jokes available. From shaggy dog stories to one-liners, this book contains a joke for every occasion – apart from entertaining your mother-in-law. All of the jokes are geared towards an adult audience – specially selected for use in pubs, clubs and parties.
QI: The Book of Animal Ignorance by John Mitchinson & John Lloyd (Hardback)
Join the QI team for an off-road safari through a hundred of the most interesting members of the animal kingdom, armed with illuminating illustrations and diagrams by award-winning artist Ted Dewan. Meet the water bears that can live in suspension for hundreds of years, the parasite carried by your cat that makes men grumpy and women promiscuous, and the woodlouse that drinks through its bottom. Marvel at elephants that walk on tiptoe, pigs that shine in the dark, and woodpeckers that have ears on the end of their tongues. If you still think a pangolin is a musical instrument, that hyenas are dogs, or that sheep are pointless and stupid, “The Book of Animal Ignorance” has arrived just in time.
Bored of the Rings by The Harvard Lampoon (hardback)
Sometimes childish, sometimes rude, always clever and always very, very funny this book has delighted most, and outraged a few Tolkien fans in the US for nearly 30 years. Pulling in references to popular culture and fantasy literature as a whole this is a killingly effective parody of Lord of the Rings. From the dreary Goddamn (Gollum), to the feckless Arrowroot (Aragorn), the bungling Goodgulf (Gandalf) to the timid, mean-minded boggies Frito (Frodo) and Dildo (Bilbo) no character is safe.
Hopscotch & Handbags: The Truth about Being a Girl by Lucy Mangan (Paperback)
Just what does it mean to be a girl? Why is it not like being a boy? And why is that a good thing? Guardian columnist Lucy Mangan lifts the lid on the truth about being female. From your place within the family (‘It’s a girl! What a pity!’) through the intricacies of what not to wear and who not to talk to, everything you need to know about losing your virginity, how to get along with your mother and get ahead in the workplace, this is a full and frank account of how it really is different for girls.
Marriage – It Drives Us Crazy by Helen Exley (Hardback)
A humorous gift book to share the funny side of marriage; release the pent-up niggles and let the giggles take over.
Ribticklers! Funny Stories by Michael Rosen (paperback)
From a rajah with big ears to an orphan with enormous feet, all sorts of hilarious characters populate the pages of this humorous anthology. Michael Rosen has selected thirty-nine zany tales from around the
world. With stories by a stellar ensemble of classic and contemporary writers such as Roald Dahl, Margaret Mahy, and James Thurber, this hilarious introduction to the finest in comic writing will make readers laugh until their sides ache!
Politically Incorrect Jokes from the Net by Phillip Adams and Patrice Newell (paperback)The very best and worst of jokes from around the globe are contained in this compendium of completely irreverent humor gathered from the Internet. This book contains hundreds of the funniest and most scandalous jokes that are traveling the information superhighway—and none of them honor the current doctrine of political correctness. These jokes don’t even flirt with good taste!
The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin (paperback)
(paperback: pen inscription on title page)
Life is short. No one knows that better than Lenni, seventeen years old and living on the terminal ward. But as she’s about to find out, it’s not what you do with your life that counts, but who you share it with.
Seeking adventure, Lenni joins Art class, where she bumps into Margot, a rebel-hearted eighty-three-year-old from the next ward. Their bond is instant, and soon they realize that together they have lived an astonishing one hundred years.
To celebrate their shared century, they begin to paint their stories – of growing old and staying young, of giving joy and receiving kindness, of losing and finding the person who is everything.
As this extraordinary friendship deepens, one thing becomes vividly clear: life is not done with Lenni or Margot just yet.
Fiercely alive, disarmingly funny, and brimming with tenderness, The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot unwraps the extraordinary gift of life even when it is about to be taken away, and revels in our infinite capacity for friendship and love when we need them most.
The Case of the Man who Died Laughing by Tarquin Hall (paperback)
Early one morning, on the lawns of a grand boulevard in central Delhi, a group of professionals are attending their therapeutic Laughing Club when a twenty-foot apparition of the goddess Kali appears, and strikes one of their members dead.
The goddess disappears without a trace, and soon news of the crime has all India agog. For the victim is celebrated sceptic and rationalist Dr Suresh Jha, enemy of all gurus and mystics, and he has been silenced in a manner calculated to unnerve even his most loyal supporters.
As the media go into a frenzy, it becomes clear that the case goes to the heart of the battle between superstition and rationality in modern India. But the fact remains that a murder has been committed. And as it becomes clear that powerful forces are at play, one man is perfectly placed to investigate: the portly detective Vish Puri.
In fact, the idea that he could resist getting involved in such a tantalising murder is preposterous. There is as much chance of him going without his lunch.