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Dad, You Suck by Tim Dowling
Dad, You Suck
Tim Dowling
Tim Dowling’s candid and highly humorous weekly Guardian column charts his life with his wife and three sons… unless they are cross with his exposés when they become ‘Sean his life partner and their three adopted research chimps’. Cherry picking...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2017
Five Forget Mother's Day by Bruno Vincent
Five Forget Mother's Day
Bruno Vincent
A brand new Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, especially for Mother's Day! Join Julian, George, Dick, Anne and Timmy the dog as they try to celebrate Mother's Day with Aunt Fanny. George has past form in forgetting - not least her...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/02/2017
Bad Choices How Algorithms Can Help You Think Smarter and Live Happier by Ali Almossawi
Bad Choices How Algorithms Can Help You Think Smarter and Live Happier
Ali Almossawi
The wildly popular author of Bad Arguments returns with a funny, smart introduction to algorithms -- those perennially misunderstood, increasingly important problem-solving rules that can save you time and lead to better choices, every day.
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/04/2017
Five on Brexit Island by Bruno Vincent
Five on Brexit Island
Bruno Vincent
Enid Blyton's books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans. Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, can George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy survive the ultimate...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/11/2016

Last Month's Featured Books

Love Makes the World Stand Still by Cath Tate

Love Makes the World Stand Still
Cath Tate
Bursting with romantic sentiment, insightful wisdom and a tiny touch of cynicism, this devastatingly funny book, part of Cath's best-selling gift book series, is the perfect Valentine's present for the...

How it Works: The Grandparent by Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris

How it Works: The Grandparent
Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris
How it Works: The Grandparent - a nugget of wisdom from bestselling authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris. This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books...

Five Give Up the Booze by Bruno Vincent

Five Give Up the Booze
Bruno Vincent
Enid Blyton's books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans. Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups,...

The Month Before's Featured Books

The Times Diary at 50 The Antidote to the News by Patrick Kidd

The Times Diary at 50 The Antidote to the News
Patrick Kidd
Here are just some of the light-hearted news items that have made it into the Times Diary Column over the past 50 years. Patrick Kidd has picked the best of...

Only Fools and Horses The Peckham Archives by Rod Green

Only Fools and Horses The Peckham Archives
Rod Green
The Trotter family have been pillars of the Peckham community for decades, so when a bin man found this folder of documents at the bottom of the refuse chute in...

The Terry Pratchett Diary by Terry Pratchett, The Discworld Emporium

The Terry Pratchett Diary
Terry Pratchett, The Discworld Emporium
The Terry Pratchett Diary? Yes please! With thoughts of warmth, admiration, love and laughter from his family, friends and colleagues scattered among the months, you glimpse a new side, a...

1,342 QI Facts to Leave You Flabbergasted by John Lloyd

1,342 QI Facts to Leave You Flabbergasted
John Lloyd
Being a small “instant” humour book there is no bibliography telling you where these facts originate but we now have google so can read up on such things as why...

Scorn The Wittiest and Wickedest Insults in Human History by Matthew Parris

Scorn The Wittiest and Wickedest Insults in Human History
Matthew Parris
A completely updated trawl through tongue scorching invective from the ancient world to yesterday (almost). As well as being breathtakingly rude so many of the comments are outrageously funny although...

Alan Partridge Nomad by Alan Partridge

Alan Partridge Nomad
Alan Partridge
Alan Partridge can make a trip to buy a pint of milk into an epic dual with destiny so I’m surprised he’s managed to “trek” as far as he documents...

Dry January 101 Alcohol-Free Tips to Get You to February by Stephanie Glass

Dry January 101 Alcohol-Free Tips to Get You to February
Stephanie Glass
A book of 101 tips for people engaged in the increasingly popular Dry January movement, in which you give up alcohol for the whole of January. Tips range from the...

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Edward Estlin Cummings knew a thing or two (take a look at our Poetry Section if you don’t believe us!) and we have to agree with him. Humour is at the heart of human life and you’ll find it in fine form in this section. From favourite TV shows to quirky memoirs; hilarious novels to witty verse; books to dip into, books to devour. We know that humour is subjective and so we’ve spread the net pretty wide as we trawled the comedy oceans for the funniest fish. Un’shellfish’ly, we’ve compiled monthly lists of eclectic recommendations so that you can easily find whatever tickles your fins. There are books here to give as gifts, to savour on your own, or to enjoy with others. Books of laugh out-loud jokes and anecdotes to make you smile on the train, plane, bus or any other public place. After all, laughter is infectious. Spread it around.


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