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  • Quantick’s Quite Difficult Quiz Book

    £12.99

    Quantick’s Quite Difficult Quiz Book

    nDavid Quantick works regularly with Armando Iannucci, including on the new HBO series, Avenue 5. He won an Emmy as part of the writing team on Veep, a BAFTA for Harry Hill’s TV Burp and a Writers’ Guild Award for The Thick of It. For over fifteen years, David has also hosted his own very popular quizzes at festivals, events, pubs, clubs, cinemas and in tents: the quizzes range is broad and the questions are tricky. They’re not about statistics, there’s no sport, the picture rounds are conceptual, and there’s sometimes a round called ‘Martin Amis Character or Blur Song’. Each quiz is funny and entertaining even if you don’t know the answers. The quizzes are informative and opinionated. In some ways, they’re like stand-up with questions. This is a book based on David’s live quizzes.

    £12.99
  • 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
  • To the End of the World

    £9.99

    To the End of the World

    They say that sometimes ghosts don’t realise they’re dead and wander around screaming because no one is paying them any attention. Well, in show business you may have been dead five years before you finally twig. You howl around the corridors of power while the elected march straight through. Then one day you catch yourself in a mirror and there is nothing looking back. In his highly anticipated third memoir, Rupert Everett tells the story of how he set out to make a film of Oscar Wilde’s last days, and how that ten-year quest almost destroyed him.

    £9.99
  • Vade Mecum

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    Vade Mecum

    ‘Vade Mecum’ brings together Richard Skinner’s best essays, reviews and interviews from 1992-2014. There are close critical engagements with writers (Kazuo Ishiguro, Italo Calvino, Shakespeare’s The Tempest) and composers (Erik Satie, Iannis Xenakis, Luc Ferrari), meditations on films and filmmakers (Antonioni, Krzysztof Kielowski, Chinatown) and idiosyncratic reflections on Werner Herzog’s ‘Of Walking in Ice’ and ‘Steely Dan’.

    £9.99