Humour

Humour

Humour

Humour

Giggles galore with our humour books on jokes, limericks, comedy and comedians of all eras.

 

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I-SPY PETS: When Human Friendship Is Not Enough
SAM JORDISON    Book Number: 84374
Published price: £4.99
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A grown-up version of the classic 1960s I-Spy books which have the same kind of format as the Ladybird small hardbacks. It is based on the simple concept "I spy with my little eye" game, but inste...
COMPLETE MAPP & LUCIA: Volume One
E.F. BENSON    Book Number: 65528
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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Lucia is one of the great comic characters in English literature. Outrageously pretentious, hypocritical and snobbish, Queen Lucia, 'as by right divine' rules over the toy kingdom of 'Riseholme' ba...
BROADSIDES: Caricature & The Navy 1756-1815
JAMES DAVEY & RICHARD JOHNS    Book Number: 85806
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Superb James Gillray on the Irish invasion and patriotic courage and Thomas Rowlandson on sailors in cheap prints available for all to laugh at. Here is an exploration of the political and cultura...
DOUGH PORTRAITS
SOREN DAHLGAARD    Book Number: 85813
Published price: £24.99
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Imagine enough dough kneaded (!) for three or four loaves and while all gooey, dropping it on top of the head so that it stretches all the way down the face and over the chin of your portrait model...
THREE MUSTACHES AND A SOUL PATCH
RUNNING PRESS    Book Number: 85972
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If you want to join in Movember, dress up or simply look more hip, open your kit to find one huge 1970s ginger faux fur Cop moustache, one Fu Manchu the Western black moustache and the Soul Patch w...
WHAT I LEARNT: What My Listeners Say
JEREMY VINE    Book Number: 86119
Published price: £18.99
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Attracting more than seven million listeners, taking more than 25,000 calls, and presenting his show on Radio 2 since 2003, Jeremy Vine is a British radio host whose programme consists of news, vie...
GUINEA PIG ROMEO & JULIET
ADAPT. FROM MR W. SHAKESPEARE    Book Number: 86294
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Retold in an entirely new way with guinea pigs as a cast of characters, enjoy again the famous scenes, but this time with very pretty guinea pigs posed and dressed up in authentic settings on every...
CAT COUTURE
JASON MCGROARTY    Book Number: 86067
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Kitty Hendrix complete with psychedelic bandana, needlepoint scarf surrounded by dazzling beads, Rock Goddess or what?! Licking her lips with her long pink tongue is the 1980s Prom Night Queen in ...
COMPLETE MAPP & LUCIA: Volume Two
E.F. BENSON    Book Number: 65529
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These three wonderful comic novels, Mapp and Lucia, Lucia's Progress and Trouble for Lucia, drolly record the battle between Lucia and Elisabeth Mapp for social and cultural supremacy in the villag...
BROONS GUIDE TAE FAMILY PLANNING
EUAN KERR    Book Number: 86681
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Maw and Paw Broon have had eight children of wide-ranging ages. They've had so many offspring that they ran out of names for them and ended up having to call their youngest simply the Bairn. The ...
COMEDY IN TRAGEDY
OFFSHOOT    Book Number: 86739
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £0.63
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Match the quotes with their modern translation, Sudoku, how will Iago find Desdemona's handkerchief in the maze? Which ones die a tragic death? Answer: Romeo, Macbeth, Brutus, Othello, Hamlet, An...
DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM
DAVID SEDARIS    Book Number: 86567
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Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters, goes on vacation with his family, gets jobs selling drinks, attends his brother's wedding, mops his sister's floor, gives directions to a lost traveller,...
CARRY ON COWBOY DVD
DIRECTED BY GERALD THOMAS    Book Number: 87303
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Sid James is on top form as the Rumpo Kid, an outlaw who shakes up the sleepy residents of Stodge City. Kenneth Williams is the puritanical judge, and Jim Dale plays Marshall P. Knutt, a hapless p...
NO MOOS IS GOOD MOOS: The Herald Diary
KEN SMITH    Book Number: 87338
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A companion to two others in the series, here is the 2018 selection to tickle your funny bone from The Herald newspapers daily 'Diary' column. The antics of politicians, celebrities, sporting icon...
THAT'S THE SEALIEST THING I'VE READ: The Herald Diary
KEN SMITH    Book Number: 87339
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A lovely laughing seal graces the cover of this smashing collection of Scottish banter. In politics, parties kept losing their leaders, some voted for Brexit, and Donald Trump flew in to give Scot...
HOW TO BE COOL
THOMAS W. HODGKINSON    Book Number: 87341
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'150 Essential Idols, Ideals And Other Cool S***' is the sub-title of this multi biography of public figures from William Blake (1757-1827) and Coco Chanel (1883-1971), Charlie Parker (1920-55), Ni...
MR KEY'S SHORTER POTTED BRIEF, BRIEF LIVES
FRANK KEY    Book Number: 87346
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The surreal humourist on the Dabbler website has selected 500 or so people with something interestingly odd about them - kings and peasants, authors and actors, great statesmen and humble nobodies....
SHAKESPEARE'S STRANGEST TALES
IAIN SPRAGG    Book Number: 87647
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Did you know that more than 200 operas are based on the works of Shakespeare, three alone from Verdi? The brouhaha about the Bard's sexuality all kicked off in 1780 when a chap called Edmund Malon...
THEFT BY FINDING Diaries Volume One
DAVID SEDARIS    Book Number: 87691
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £1.88
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A regular contributor to BBC Radio Four and the New Yorker, David Sedaris lives in England and is the most delightful American import. This is the first of two volumes of his copious diaries which...
DANCING WITH CATS
BURTON SILVER & H. BUSCH    Book Number: 87854
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We learn that all around the world today people are rediscovering the ancient practice of cat dancing, tapping into this remarkable method of channelling feline energy. There is currently an adver...
HER LADYSHIP'S GUIDE TO RUNNING ONE'S HOME
CAROLINE TAGGART    Book Number: 88206
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A wonderfully nostalgic etiquette guide by the famous wordsmith Caroline Taggart who shares many of the prejudices of Her Ladyship. If you need a little advice to run your household smoothly, here...
LADYBIRD BOOK OF THE EX
JASON HAZELEY & JOEL MORRIS    Book Number: 88218
Published price: £7.99
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In exactly the same format as the nostalgic original children's books in hardback and with full page gorgeous colour illustrations to the right, in a large clear script and with careful choice of w...
SUPER AMAZING ADVENTURES OF ME, PIG
EMER STAMP    Book Number: 88266
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Hello. Me I is Pig. I is 562 sunsets old. Well, I is guessing that is how old I is. I is not brilliant at counting. I lives in a Pig House. Pig House is opposite cow shed which isn't too far from d...
CARICATURES - LEARN TO DRAW
ALEX HUGHS    Book Number: 88767
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The Italian word caricare means to exaggerate or load, and caricature can be seen as the art of capturing the essence of somebody's personality through an exaggerated likeness. It may stretch some...
COMICS - LEARN TO DRAW
JOHN BYRNE    Book Number: 88768
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Comic strips and graphic stories are very popular and have international appeal and this book covers all the basics of how to develop cartoon characters and then create a narrative for them. The e...
VINTAGE PARTY GAMES
MARION PAULL    Book Number: 88845
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We have never before seen a book that incorporates a satin pagemarker with a gift tag on the end To... From... as in this very stylish American import. It is a rose-tinted journey through the worl...
BREATH OF FRENCH AIR
H. E. BATES    Book Number: 88865
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It's the end of a wet English August and the Larkins, all ten of them including little Oscar, the family's latest addition, bundle into the old Rolls Royce and cross the Channel to escape the angry...
ADVENTURES OF AZUKI THE MINIATURE HEDGEHOG
SHUICHI TSUNODA    Book Number: 88990
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The much-loved Japanese miniature hedgehog Azuki became an Instagram sensation with over 400,000 followers but sadly died in January 2019. Here is a collection of adorable photographs of him and h...
HEATH ROBINSON'S GOLF: Classic Cartoons
WILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON    Book Number: 88487
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Best known for his hilarious drawings of zany contraptions, William Heath Robinson started out as a watercolour artist and quickly turned to the more lucrative field of book illustration, developin...
YE BERLYN TAPESTRIE:
JOHN HASSALL & MIKE WEBB    Book Number: 88507
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A terrific parody of the Bayeux Tapestry first drawn over a hundred years ago, here is the satirical response by pioneering British illustrator John Hassall to the sense of outrage that gripped Bri...
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