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Humorous and Funny Books

Titles to make you laugh out loud. Or just smile. Or both.

Eclipsed

Eclipsed

Author: Dominic Holland Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/11/2017

What a great story, funny and good read - this was published in 2017 - don't know how this bypassed me. This is the true story of a British comedian Dominic Holland - I was vaguely aware of this comedian as a stand-up - no idea he is an accomplished author as well. This is a story of a family- two sides of a story - one the comedian and his eldest son (for me although is more famous for playing Spiderman was the fact he was Billy in the West End Stage show Billy Elliot and I was mesmerised by his take on "Electricity")  Father on the tough comedy circuit life can be tough - but don't forget he was voted best newcomer in the 90s at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has gone on to be a well-known comedian - whilst his son Tom lands the role of Spiderman whilst his dad is in small theatres and halls. Written will such admiration and wit this is an author I will be looking out for, and looking to see if he is in a gig in the south-west. Recommended read and an author I recommend also- I am now seeking out other books. Jane Brown, A LoveReading Ambassador

Indie Books We Love
A Very British Christmas

A Very British Christmas

Author: Rhodri Marsden Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/11/2017

Hmm (bug)… does the world really need another Christmas-themed stocking filler book? Surely the genre is as dead as Old Marley, doornail and all, with nothing new to say, no fresh, funny takes to be made. Well, actually, this stylishly illustrated tome does have more to say. In fact, it offers a veritable forest of sharply spruced-up observations on everything from disappointing gifts (“14-year-olds do not want two-foot wide peg looms for Christmas”), to the entirely unsuitable sleeping arrangements Britons typically endure after driving home for Christmas (the out-dated spare rooms stuffed with “several hundredweight of car-boot sale fodder”, and nights spent on “rapidly deflating airbeds, barely the width of the average human body”). The first-person anecdotes are an absolute joy; often cringe-inducingly hilarious, and sometimes moving. Indeed, alongside the excellent observational humour, astute points are made about the likes of rampant consumerism and seasonal depression: Christmas “acts as a kind of emotional multiplier. If things are good, they feel glorious; if things are bad, they feel dreadful”. This cracker of a book (not sorry) will have recipients ho-ho-ho-ing around the Christmas tree, and keep them entertained long after the last pesky pine needles have been vacuumed up.  ~ Joanne Owen 

eBooks of the Month
An Almost Perfect Christmas

An Almost Perfect Christmas

Author: Nina Stibbe Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/11/2017

My mother is not a foodie. But for as long as I can remember, once a year, she becomes possessed of a profound and desperate need to serve up a perfect roast turkey. Faced with a walk into the village though, she might think 'oh, f*** it' and decide to get a frozen one from Bejams on the 23rd and leave it to defrost in the downstairs toilet for not quite 48 hours.

eBooks of the Month
Harry Hill's Whopping Great Joke Book

Harry Hill's Whopping Great Joke Book

Author: Harry Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/10/2017

A treat for Harry Hill fans! Britain's favourite comedian, Harry Hill, loves jokes so much that he has put together a side-splitting joke book for all the family. Containing Harry's favourite jokes picked from the world's joke archive, it also features jokes written by Harry, including some brand-new ones written specially for this book.Warning: now even funnier! Contains new section of hilarious readers' jokes'

eBooks of the Month
Me. You. A Diary

Me. You. A Diary

Author: Dawn French Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

This is Dawn French's fabulous new non-fiction book for 2017, and it's totally interactive: take a lovely ramble through the year together with Dawn. Think of it as Dawn's diary, personalized by you ... perfection.

eBooks of the Month
Little Me My Life From A-Z

Little Me My Life From A-Z

Author: Matt Lucas Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2017

The hilarious, heart-warming and tear-jerking memoir from one of Britain's best-loved comedians and actors, Matt Lucas.

eBooks of the Month
The Picture of Dorian Greyhound (Classic Tails 4) Beautifully illustrated classics, as told by the finest breeds!

The Picture of Dorian Greyhound (Classic Tails 4) Beautifully illustrated classics, as told by the finest breeds!

Author: Oscar Wilde Garrett Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2017

CLASSIC TAILS - the greatest works of literature, as told by the finest breeds. We all have our favourite classic tales; books that have been beloved to us since childhood, whose wonderful stories and rich tapestry of characters are unsurpassed in modern literature. How, you may ask, could these marvellous works ever be improved upon?Reader, ask no more...for we present The Picture of Dorian Greyhound.

eBooks of the Month
Pugs and Prejudice (Classic Tails 1) Beautifully illustrated classics, as told by the finest breeds!

Pugs and Prejudice (Classic Tails 1) Beautifully illustrated classics, as told by the finest breeds!

Author: Jane Austen Garrett Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2017

We all have our favourite classic novels; books that have been beloved to us since childhood, whose wonderful stories and rich tapestry of characters are unsurpassed in modern literature. How, you may ask, could these marvellous works ever be improved upon?Reader, ask no more...for we present Pugs & Prejudice.  

eBooks of the Month
Romeow and Juliet (Classic Tails 3) Beautifully illustrated classics, as told by the finest breeds!

Romeow and Juliet (Classic Tails 3) Beautifully illustrated classics, as told by the finest breeds!

Author: William Shakespeare Garrett Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2017

CLASSIC TAILS - the greatest works of literature, as told by the finest breeds. We all have our favourite classic tales; books that have been beloved to us since childhood, whose wonderful stories and rich tapestry of characters are unsurpassed in modern literature. How, you may ask, could these marvellous works ever be improved upon? Reader, ask no more...for we present Romeow and Juliet.

eBooks of the Month
Three Weddings and a Scandal

Three Weddings and a Scandal

Author: Wendy Holden Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Hapless would-be journalist Laura Lake goes undercover at wedding season. But she hasn't prepared for disappearing brides, secret royal orgies or a jealous office rival. Will Laura get the scoop of the year? Or will she be out on her ear?

eBooks of the Month
A Guinea Pig Romeo & Juliet

A Guinea Pig Romeo & Juliet

Author: William Shakespeare, Tess Newall, Alex Goodwin Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Born into the litters of two rival families, star-cross'd lovers Romeo and Juliet fall tuft-over-paw for each other before learning that they are sworn enemies. 'O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?' squeaks Juliet from her balcony, before declarations of undying affection are made and a secret wedding is planned. But the path of true love does not run smooth, and Romeo soon finds himself banished from the city of Verona after playing his part in a fatal brawl with Juliet's family. In a desperate attempt to scurry away together, they devise a plan fraught with danger that eventually leads to heart-break...

BBC Radio 4 Brain of Britain Ultimate Quiz Book

BBC Radio 4 Brain of Britain Ultimate Quiz Book

Author: Russell Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Think you've got what it takes to pit your wits against some of the brightest brains in Britain? Now you can take on the challenge with this ultimate quiz containing 2000 questions from the Brain of Britain archives.

eBooks of the Month