Humour collections & anthologies

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  • Bluffer’s Guide To University

    £6.99

    Bluffer’s Guide To University

    Instantly acquire all the knowledge you need to pass as an expert in the world of university, with the ‘Bluffer’s Guide to University’. Know how to get in, where to get in, how to stay in, what to say, where to say it, what not to say, where to be seen, what to eat, and even what to wear. Never again confuse a Desmond with a Douglas, an MA (Oxon) or (Cantab) with a genuinely hard-earned Master’s degree, a PhD with a DPhil, or a cleaning rota with a clean student flat (otherwise known as an oxymoron).

    £6.99
  • Dear NHS

    £16.99

    Dear NHS

    The NHS is our single greatest achievement as a country. No matter who you are, no matter what your health needs are, and no matter how much money you have, the NHS is there for you. In ‘Dear NHS’, 100 inspirational people come together to share their stories of how the national health service has been there for them, and changed their lives in the process. By turns deeply moving, hilarious, hopeful and impassioned, these stories together become a love letter to the NHS and the 1.4 million people who go above and beyond the call of duty every single day – selflessly, generously, putting others before themselves, never more so than now.

    £16.99
  • Department of Mind-Blowing Theories

    £12.99

    Department of Mind-Blowing Theories

    A dog philosopher questions what it really means to be a ‘good boy’. A virtual assistant and a robot-cleaner elope. The undiscovered species and the theoretical particle face existential despair. Just as he did with writers, poets and literary classics in Baking with Kafka, Gauld now does with hapless scientists, nanobots, and puzzling theorems – with comic strips funny enough to engage science boffins and novices alike.

    £12.99
  • Edward Lear and the Pussycat

    £9.99

    Edward Lear and the Pussycat

    Behind every great writer there is a beloved pet, providing inspiration in life and in death, and companionship in what is often a lonely working existence. This book salutes all of the cats and dogs, budgerigars, monkeys and guinea pigs, wombats, turtles, and two laughing jackasses, who enriched the lives of their masters and mistresses, sat on their keyboards, slept in their beds, and occasionally provided the creative spark for their stories and poems.

    £9.99
  • From A to B

    £12.99

    From A to B

    More joyful cycling cartoons from the renowned Cycling Cartoonist. Inside you’ll find over 100 full-page cartoons that cast an affectionate eye over the delights and challenges of cycling: from everyday commuting to cycling adventures, and everything in between. This cartoon manifesto for pedal-powered transport is a mixture of comedic insights and actually useful information, for everyone from beginners to seasoned cycling campaigners.

    £12.99
  • Funny You Should Ask…Again

    £12.99

    Funny You Should Ask…Again

    Every Wednesday on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, BBC Radio 2’s most inquisitive listeners get to put their questions to the QI Elves. The questions are wonderfully original, often silly and sometimes quirky, and the QI Elves’ answers are always fascinating and frequently hilarious. From spiders to stinging nettles, bees to by bands and twins to thermal undies, you’ll wonder why these questions hadn’t occurred to you before – but you’ll never forget the answers and will want to share them will all your friends.

    £12.99
  • Messing About in Quotes

    £9.99

    Messing About in Quotes

    This new collection brings together a handpicked selection of the funniest quotations presented by writer, broadcaster and wit, Gyles Brandreth. It offers witty, wise and sometimes wicked words on subjects ranging from Art to Bores and from Tennis to Wine.

    £9.99
  • Tall Tales and Wee Stories

    £8.99

    Tall Tales and Wee Stories

    In December 2018, after 50-years of belly-laughs, energy, outrage and enjoyment, Billy Connolly announced his retirement from stand-up comedy. It had been an extraordinary career. When he first started out in the late Sixties, Billy played the banjo in the folk clubs of Glasgow. Between songs, he would improvise a bit, telling anecdotes from the Clyde shipyard where he worked. In the process, he made all kinds of discoveries about what audiences found funny, from his own exaggerated body movements to the power of speaking explicitly about sex. He began to understand the craft of great storytelling too. Soon the songs became shorter and the monologues longer, and Billy quickly became recognised as one of the most exciting comedians of his generation. This book brings together the very best of Billy’s storytelling and includes his most famous routines.

    £8.99
  • The Becket List

    £9.99

    The Becket List

    ‘The Becket List’ is a not entirely serious compendium of ‘First World Problems’ – the sort of stuff that drives us round the bend on a daily basis. How is it that atonal music, bus stations, cling-film and coat-hangers can bugger us up so comprehensively? Or passport control people, modern poetry, or just about anything you’ll find in a typical hotel bedroom? Embracing both the inanimate – from allen keys to rawlplugs – and the animated (well, in some cases) – from your fellow-travellers to every third-rate waiter who ever walked the earth – this book is essential for your sanity.

    £9.99
  • The Bluffer’s Guide To Cats

    £6.99

    The Bluffer’s Guide To Cats

    Instantly acquire all the knowledge you need to pass as an expert in the world of cats. Never again confuse a Cornish Rex with a type of pasty, a Turkish Angora with a cardigan, or a LaPerm with a bad hair day. Bask in the admiration of your fellow

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    £6.99
  • The Bluffer’s Guide To Cats

    £6.99

    The Bluffer’s Guide To Cats

    Instantly acquire all the knowledge you need to pass as an expert in the world of cats. Never again confuse a Cornish Rex with a type of pasty, a Turkish Angora with a cardigan, or a LaPerm with a bad hair day. Bask in the admiration of your fellow

    SKU: 9781785212475 Category: Tag:
    £6.99