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TV tie-in humour

See below for a selection of the latest books from TV tie-in humour category. Presented with a red border are the TV tie-in humour books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great TV tie-in humour books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Erin's Diary

Erin's Diary

Author: Lisa McGee Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2020

Set in Derry, Northern Ireland in the 1990s, Derry Girls is a candid, one-of-a-kind comedy about what it's like to be a teenage girl living amongst conflict. It's a time of armed police in armoured Land Rovers and British Army check points. But it's also the time of Murder She Wrote, The Cranberries, Salt-N-Pepa, Doc Martens and The X Files. And while The Troubles may hang over her hometown, Erin has troubles of her own, like the fact that the boy she's in love with (actually in LOVE with) doesn't know she exists. Or that her Ma and Aunt Sarah make her include her weirdo cousin Orla in everything she does. Or that head teacher Sister Michael refuses to acknowledge Erin as a literary genius. Not to mention the fact that her second best friend has ALMOST had sex, whereas Erin's never even kissed anyone yet. These are Erin's Troubles. Described by the Guardian as 'daft, profane and absolutely brilliant', by the New Statesman as 'pitch-perfect' and by i-D as 'the greatest show on British (and Irish) TV', Derry Girls has dazzled audiences for two series, with Channel 4's biggest UK comedy launch since 2004 and the biggest television series in Northern Ireland since modern records began. Now, this autumn, comes the first official tie-in. In the manner of the very best TV comedy books, Erin's Diary is a hilarious 'in world' publication that extends the laugh-out-loud humour of Derry Girls onto the page. With Erin's inner take on everything that has happened so far, this book will both dive deeper into the events we have seen unfold on the screen and unveil brand new stories and never-before-revealed details about characters. Complete with newspaper clippings, doodles, poetry, school reports, handwritten notes from her friends, and much much more, Erin's Diary is as warm, funny and brilliantly observed as the TV; a must-have for fans this Christmas.

The Only Fools & Horses Quiz Book

The Only Fools & Horses Quiz Book

Author: John White Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Who wrote Only Fools and Horses? What is Rodney Trotter's middle name? What is the name of the actor who played Uncle Albert? When the first episode of Only Fools and Horses hit our screens in September 1981, the show became an instant classic. Over the years it has gone from strength to strength and is now widely regarded as one of the greatest British comedies of all time. Whether you are looking to spice up your pub quiz or really test your in-depth knowledge of the Trotters, The Only Fools and Horses Quiz Book is a welcome, quirky addition to the bookshelf of any fan that will keep you quizzing - and laughing - for hours on end.

Richard Osman's House of Games

Richard Osman's House of Games

Author: Richard Osman, Alan Connor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2020

Do you know how many post boxes there are in the UK? Could you guess how many times the word 'goat' appear in the King James Version of the bible? Fancy playing a game of charades where all of the books, films and plays are entirely made up? Now, look around the room. Is anyone there the kind of person who'll say 'I just don't understand this', when faced with something that's not just perfectly easy to understand, but is ... well, fun? Ask them to leave. Have they gone? Good. Now welcome inside the House of Games ... Featuring questions based on some of the most loved rounds from the hit BBC2 show, including Roonerspisims, Venn Will I Be Famous?, Dim Sums and Answer Smash, Richard Osman's House of Games Quiz Book is the ultimate test of wit, wisdom and imagination. Curated by Richard Osman and Alan Connor and featuring over 50 new and exclusive games to try out, this is your chance to step inside the House of Games and pitch your trivia skills against your family and friends. Quirky, unique and exactly the right amount of silly, House of Games contains hours of guaranteed fun!

Yada Yada Yada: The Little Guide to Seinfeld

Yada Yada Yada: The Little Guide to Seinfeld

Author: Orange Hippo! Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

The show that made the ordinary extraordinary. 22 years on from the show's divisive final episode, Seinfeld remains Master of its Domain thanks to its sharp dialogue, unforgettable characters and dedication to unpacking society's smallest details. Not since William Shakespeare has popular culture had such an impact on the English language, and collected here is the show's best advice, quotes, facts and yada, yada, yada. It's the complete guide to the world as told by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David. 'You know you could let the house go. You could let yourself go. A good-looking blind woman doesn't even know you're not good enough for her.' George on why he'd prefer to date a blind woman over a deaf woman. From QuoteCatalog.com - Seinfeld, Season 7, 'The Wink'. 'Lawrence Tierney scared the living crap out of all of us.' Jason Alexander (George) on why Elaine's father only appears in one episode. From ranker.com - Dramatic Stories From Behind The Scenes Of 'Seinfeld'. 'People don't turn down money! It's what separates us from the animals.' One of the few times when on-screen Jerry differed from his off-screen counterpart - Jerry Seinfeld turned down $10 million per episode to bring Seinfeld back for a tenth season.

The One About Their Best One-Liners: The Little Guide to Friends

The One About Their Best One-Liners: The Little Guide to Friends

Author: Orange Hippo! Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

The One We All Love to Remember. Friends may have stopped filming in 2004 but Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey have never left our screens or our hearts. Now let their words comfort and cajole you through the tricky, sticky and downright funny times in life. The One About Their Best One-Liners: The Little Guide to Friends contains 170 quotes straight from the mouths of Manhattan's most famous sextet. They'll be there for you as you tackle some of the biggest topics in our existences: life, work, dating, relationships, self-knowledge, sarcasm and... food. Could it BE any easier to get life advice from your favourite Friends characters? 'I'm gonna go get one of those job things.' Rachel faces reality after cutting financial ties with her dad. As seen on BuzzFeed.com, 16 December 2015, by Krystie Lee Yandoli. 'I'm Chandler and I make jokes when I'm uncomfortable.' Chandler fumbles introducing himself to Monica's ex, Richard. As seen on BuzzFeed.com, 22 September 2014, by Ariana Lange. 'You hung up on the pizza place? I don't hang up on your friends.' Joey almost rumbles Rachel trying to hook up with the cute delivery guy. As seen on USAToday.com, 18 September 2019, by USA Today staff.

The World of Peaky Blinders

The World of Peaky Blinders

Author: Dan Whitehead Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Welcome to The World of Peaky Blinders, a cultural guide to the world that inspired the hit BBC drama. Get ready to meet television's most notorious family. This fun compendium of trivia, quizzes and 'how-to' guides will teach you how to dress, talk, drink and thrive like a Peaky Blinder. So, don your flat cap and head to the Garrison. Thomas Shelby will see you now.

My Madder Fatter Diary

My Madder Fatter Diary

Author: Rae Earl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2020

RAE'S BACK! But now it's 1990. The Berlin wall is down and the Happy Mondays are up, really up, but the new decade's brought new mortifications for Rae Earl and she's MADDER and FATTER than ever. About to enter the most important year of her life - her actual bloody A Level year - everyone expects her to concentrate on schoolwork but how can she when Haddock's backside is still a national treasure and revision at home is just NOT HAPPENING! It's hell outside the house too, if hell was in Stamford, Lincolnshire, and punishment for sins was a fiery eternity of awkwardness. In My Madder Fatter Diary, Rae reveals her real-life teenage diary once again, transporting us to a Britain instantly recognisable to those who remember Bryan Adams at the top of the charts and anybody who's been eighteen and agonisingly embarrassed by EVERYTHING. It's wet-your-knickers hilarious. It's blub-your-eyes-out sad. It's the touching, romantic, MAD, FAT story of what happened next.

The Little Book of Badass Business

The Little Book of Badass Business

Author: Orange Hippo! Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2020

Criminally good advice from the sharpest minds in business. The Little Book of Badass Business features more than 170 quotes from a variety of moguls, millionaires and titans of industry - both legitimate and less so... From advice on building your empire from self-made men like Breaking Bad's Walter White, to tips on the art of negotiation from seasoned dealmakers like The Godfather's Don Vito Corleone, this collection of bite-sized quips is essential reading for anyone looking to make their mark in the corporate, cut-throat world of business. 'Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit.' Gordon Gekko outlines the virtues of avarice when it comes to cold, hard cash. Wall Street (1987) 20th Century Fox. 'You're born, you take shit. You get out in the world, you take shit. You climb a little higher, you take less shit. Til one day you're up in the rarefied atmosphere and you've forgotten what shit even looks like.' Eddie Temple explains the path to success for up-and-coming entrepreneurs. Layer Cake (2004) Sony Pictures. 'Come at the king, you best not miss.' Omar Little offers some words of warning in the face of a hostile takeover. The Wire, Season 1 Episode 8: 'Lessons'.

Great Britons' Days Out

Great Britons' Days Out

Author: David Mitchell, Robert Webb Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/12/2019

This Is This Country

This Is This Country

Author: Kerry Mucklowe, Kurtan Mucklowe Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Listen up chumps, basically the Vicar asked us to edit the parish newsletter this month, we weren't gonna do it at first cos the vicar said 'I want you to channel your energy into doing something creative', which he knows brings back Kurtan's PTSD cos our old woodwork teacher Mr Perkins used to say it to him all the time, and when Kurtan actually DID channel his energy into something creative he managed to sand down some MDF to make a back scratcher and Darren Lacey pointed at it and laughed and called it an 'abomination to woodwork', which made Kurtan throw a chair across the room in rage and one of the chair legs hit Rob Robinson and left a dent in his forehead. So we decided to write this newsletter cos people need to the know the REAL s*** that goes down in our village, it ain't just fetes and duck races you know - it's proper f***** up. All the best, Kerry and Kurtan p.s. Kurtan wants to make it clear that although this newsletter is in book format it does not make him any of the following: Book worm Book bummer Boffin Nerd alert The lion, the witch and the book worm p.p.s If you don't buy this newsletter that's fine, but we are getting a percent of the profits to donate to the Kerry Mucklowe eating fund, so if you don't buy it I'll basically starve. Which is fine if your conscience can deal with that utter headf***. p.p.p.s If you were offended by any of the contents in this newsletter please post your complaints to PO BOX GET STUFFED.

Loose Women: Let Loose!

Loose Women: Let Loose!

Author: ITV Ventures Limited Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

* For 20 years the Loose Women panellists have been entertaining the nation with their forthright opinions on the vagaries of modern life. For the first time, they have come together to share intimate thoughts, fears, memories and anecdotes that are both thought-provoking and entertaining in equal measure. Loose Women: Let Loose! takes on the essential subjects of Love, Sex, Self-Esteem, Friendships, Family, Body Image and Wellness. Whether it is parenting advice from Nadia ('It's important to have a support network when you're a new parent'); Gloria's experience with bereavement ('Losing a child changes you, you can't be the same person'); Coleen's feelings about love ('I do believe there is the one - for now'); or Janet's take on mental health ('It doesn't need to be triggered by splitting up or a death, it could be happening in small ways'), there are stories that have never been shared before alongside the show's best bits, making Loose Women: Let Loose! a hilarious and honest guide to handling life's ups and downs as a 21st-century woman.

Seinfeld: Serenity Now! Talking Button

Seinfeld: Serenity Now! Talking Button

Author: Warner Bros. Consumer Products Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2019

Get some Serenity Now! with the help of Frank Costanza. Experience instant gratification with this kit inspired by the immortal phrase from one of the greatest TV comedies of all time, Seinfeld. Kit includes: Serenity Now! button, which plays audio from Seinfeld of Jerry Stiller in the role of Frank Costanza2 magnets