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Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett Read the opening extract of the brand new Jenn Bennett book before its publication on 27/07/2017

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“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter” E.E. Cummings

This Month's Featured Books

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
Believe Me A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens by Eddie Izzard
Believe Me A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens
Eddie Izzard
Brimming with the surreal humour and disarming candor of his shows (with occasional digressions), Believe Me tells the story of a little boy who lost his mother yet who has risen to become a star of comedy and drama, a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/06/2017
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 anyone on the receiving end of such rudeness can only...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/11/2016

Last Month's Featured Books

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...

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

How it Works: The Dad
Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris
From bestselling authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris - a nugget of wisdom in the phenomenal Ladybirds for Grown Ups series. This delightful book is the latest in the series...

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,...

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....

The Month Before'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,...

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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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