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For people-watchers everywhere, this is the definitive guide to one of the strangest peoples in existence: the British. Discover the weird, loveable and inexplicable variety of beings populating these isles, each with their own delightful quirks and oddities. Learn to spot the difference between landed gentry and oligarchs, amateur artist and hipster. Recognise the middle-aged couple on their way to Glastonbury and the Brit on holiday. Soon you'll be spying them everywhere.
Four of the funniest 2019 episodes from the much-loved BBC Radio 4 panel game chaired by Nicholas Parsons. Joining Nicholas every week are a host of talented and humorous players including Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Jo Caulfield, Julian Clary, Stephen Fry, Jan Ravens, Rebecca Front, Marcus Brigstocke, Sheila Hancock, Fern Britton and Graham Norton. Can they speak without hesitation, deviation or repetition?
What is it about the term `wellness' that sets your teeth on edge? Do you really need someone to come in and help you declutter? Can you truly practice mindful meditation on the train to work every morning? If the answer to all these questions is a resounding `no', then take heart, you're not alone. What is life without struggle? Everyone knows it's impossible to float through life on a fluffy pillow of happiness; it just isn't like that. As Alan Coren once said, `To have a grievance is to have a purpose in life.' Hear hear! This book is for those who look at life from a different angle, not wearing rose-tinted glasses with their glass half full, but for life's realists: the folk who believe one should never go to bed angry ... much better to stay awake and plot your revenge. In New Year, Same You you'll find lots of laugh-out-loud humour to brighten your day (or not). Filled with words from the wise, this is the perfect book for grumps everywhere, after all, why make one person unhappy when, with a little more thought and effort, you could spread misery to the entire family?
Desktop Disco Fever has everything you need to stay alive in the office. This nostalgic kit includes a spinning mini disco ball with 4 flashing colored lights and 60 seconds of groovy music. A printed dancefloor mat and 32-page mini book full of fun facts about the golden age of disco music set the stage for a dance party right on your desk!
A Bus Pass Named Desire teaches us that not only can a Le Creuset casserole be very dangerous in the wrong hands, but so too can Pilates, open-air opera in evening dress, weekending in Wales with a pug, and pushing a trolley in Waitrose. There are exuberant spaniels of theatrical lineage and neglected latchkey dogs, there are dignified mongrel strays, war-heroes and a psychotic Great Dane called Cher Bebe. And then there is man, with his cowardice, his commitment issues, his short attention span and his propensity for very silly names . . . Finally, Matthew negotiates the perils and pitfalls of romance in later years. Love is revealed in the most unlikely places, with the most improbable people seeking it. Whether in Dorking, Diss, Clapham Junction or West Wittering, there are amorous opportunities waiting to be seized at the bridge table, on the tennis court, in the herbaceous border, on a bicycle made for two, or simply in warm companionship. Often hilarious and always touching, these delightful and stirring tales of cast-iron cookware, rear-fixated puppies and late-flowering love are a celebration of everything life has to offer.
This is not a book about how to be posh. We have some slightly bigger issues to deal with these days. We've all got a million things to do and are constantly connected to millions of other people all doing a million other things, so the faster we get things done the better, right? Wrong. Among all the busyness and confusion it seems we've forgotten a few of the basics in life, like the ability to treat one another with respect, dignity and some fucking good manners. Enter Simon Griffin, author of Fucking Apostrophes. From the entry-level stuff like saying please, thank you and sorry; manspreading on public transport and double-lane queuing at airports, to those that require just a little bit more thought, such as correct urinal protocol in public toilets, making tea rounds in the office and online public displays of affection, Simon imparts rules and advice to living life in a way that makes it just a bit better for everyone. With some liberal use of rude words thrown in to emphasise the point. With chapters on driving, social media, the environment, getting on with your neighbours, and the best manners for a trip to the cinema, this is the perfect gift for a manners enthusiast, or those in need of a gentle (but sweary) nudge in the right direction.
It was shit. Then the shit hit the fan. Would someone find a way of making it worse? Of course they would! Welcome to THE SHITSHOW...' There's a lot going on these days. Trump, Brexit, Call the Midwife . . . The rise of the robots . . . The rise of Easy Peelers . . . The authors of the bestselling Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit? series present an hilarious examination of the new age, asking: ~Is Donald Trump a literary character? ~The AI/robot takeover: has it already happened? ~Are the animals ganging up on us too? ~What is an LGBT sandwich? ~Would you like to make it as an influencer? ~Is Brexit Britain like the 1950s, or the 1930s, or, er, the 780s? ~What is 5G? ~What is consciousness? ~Do you need a smart toilet? ~Are you stronger than clickbait? Just get on with it! Whatever 'it' is.