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Keep Moving

Keep Moving

Author: Dick Van Dyke Format: Audiobook Release Date: 13/10/2015

In this entertaining and inspirational memoir, Hollywood legend Dick Van Dyke shares his secret to staying resilient in old age. Beloved Hollywood icon Dick Van Dyke will celebrate his 90th birthday in December 2015. He's an established legend, having starred in Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and The Dick Van Dyke Show. And yet he's still keeping himself busy, entertaining America on television, in movies, on the stage, and on social media. Everyone wonders, "How does he do it?" For the first time, Van Dyke shares his secrets and tips on old age - just keep moving. With a fun and folksy way of addressing its audience, Keep Moving serves as an instruction audiobook on how to embrace old age with a positive attitude. The chapters are filled with exclusive personal anecdotes that explore various themes on aging: how to adapt to the physical and social changes, deal with loss of friends and loved ones, stay current, fall in love again, and "keep moving" every day like there's no tomorrow.

Audiobooks of the Month
Let's Compromise and Say I'm Right Calman on Love & Relationships

Let's Compromise and Say I'm Right Calman on Love & Relationships

Author: Mel Calman Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/10/2015

A small book this may be, it does though, pack a mighty and occasionally feisty wallop. Mel Calman’s cartoons about love and relationships have the ability to ring a playful or  even wicked little bell as you read them. There is a charming simplicity to the drawing, yet startling, pointed wit to the words, and the two blend together perfectly. Michael Palin’s foreword had me nodding in agreement and Calman’s daughter, in her introduction gives an insight into the mind behind the cartoons. And so, I smirked, agreed with, knowingly tutted, and felt safe in the knowledge that I wouldn't be alone in recognising myself in some of the cartoons. Calman had the ability to write and draw and connect to a universal truth, that love and relationships, can at times, be ever so slightly complicated. ~ Liz Robinson

The A-Z of Pointless A Brain-Teasing Bumper Book of Questions and Trivia

The A-Z of Pointless A Brain-Teasing Bumper Book of Questions and Trivia

Author: Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2015

Delve into the world of Pointless, the huge ratings-winning hit BBC One quiz show, with this brilliant bumper book of over 120 new quiz questions, facts, banter and musings. Written with Alexander and Richard's trademark intelligent wit and beautifully illustrated with exclusive drawings by Moose Allain, this exciting new Pointless book is the perfect festive treat for the whole family!

History of the World in 100 Modern Objects Middle-Class Stuff (and Nonsense)

History of the World in 100 Modern Objects Middle-Class Stuff (and Nonsense)

Author: Francesca Hornak Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2015

From her Sunday Times column Francesca Hornak has taken 100 columns highlighting iconic objects that any middle-class person would see as essential such as a Farrow and Ball sample pots to a Smeg fridge. There are some oddities along the way – ukuleles and dreamcatchers for two and if you read it from beginning to end it becomes a rather sad story of anxious folk on the wrong side of the work/life balance struggling to buy all their “stuff”. But - if you note the subtitle then we're all in on Francesca Hornak's joke, a very funny dig at modern life. ~ Sue Baker   Like for Like Reading Word on the Street: Ridiculous Things We've Overheard in London , Time Out Editors Middle Class Problems: Problems but not Actual Problems, Just Middle Class Ones , Benjamin Lee

eBooks of the Month
Dead Funny: Encore

Dead Funny: Encore

Author: Robin Ince Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2015

What happens when mirth turns to murder? When the screams are not from joy, but flesh-ripping pain? Dead Funny: Encore is the second helping of monstrous tales from the brightest lights in UK comedy. Award winners Robin Ince and Johnny Mains team up for this second exploration of the relationship between comedy and horror, the dark follow up to 2014's smash hit debut, Dead Funny.

The Bumper Book of Peanuts Snoopy and Friends

The Bumper Book of Peanuts Snoopy and Friends

Author: Charles M. Schulz Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2015

A newly created bumper collection of the very best strips from the golden age of Peanuts. Packed with strips featuring Snoopy, Woodstock, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Peppermint Patty and the rest of the beloved gang, this beautifully produced bumper collection is sure to delight Peanuts fans of all generations. Click below to view the trailer for The Peanuts Movie, due to be released in the UK on Monday 21 December 2015.

Mrs. Brown's A to Y of Everything

Mrs. Brown's A to Y of Everything

Author: Brendan O'Carroll Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/09/2015

Some invaluable advice on managing a (large) family with Mrs Brown soliciting additional advice from the children, the neighbours and anyone else who happened to be passing at the time. The book is the absolutely ideal family gift – the one book serves as a gift for the whole family with no need to go shelling out on a DVD for every last one of them idle f*****s.   Like for Like Reading The Real Mrs Brown: The Authorised Biography of Brendan O’Carroll, Brian Beacom  Me and Mine, Anna May Mangan 

eBooks of the Month
Mrs. Brown's A to Y of Everything

Mrs. Brown's A to Y of Everything

Author: Brendan O'Carroll Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/09/2015

Some invaluable advice on managing a (large) family with Mrs Brown soliciting additional advice from the children, the neighbours and anyone else who happened to be passing at the time. The book is the absolutely ideal family gift – the one book serves as a gift for the whole family with no need to go shelling out on a DVD for every last one of them idle f*****s.   Like for Like Reading The Real Mrs Brown: The Authorised Biography of Brendan O’Carroll, Brian Beacom  Me and Mine, Anna May Mangan 

eBooks of the Month
The Most Awesome Youtube Videos Ever! 150 of the Coolest, Craziest and Funniest Internet Clips

The Most Awesome Youtube Videos Ever! 150 of the Coolest, Craziest and Funniest Internet Clips

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2015

YouTube is the world's number one video-sharing website and hosts over 150 million clips, many with the power to make us laugh, gasp and even shed a tear. The Most Awesome YouTube Videos Ever! is an expertly curated collection of the website's greatest clips and a celebration of the continuing creativity of YouTube posters. Exploring 150 clips and with each entry carrying a QR code, the reader is instantly able to watch the site's most amazing clips. From the world famous and global viral hits to highly creative and the not so well known, this is the perfect gift for YouTube fanatics or those new to the site.

Giles the Collection

Giles the Collection

Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Enjoy the 20th century's greatest cartoonist's work once more with this superb collection of some of Giles' wittiest cartoons. From politics to the family, his drawings parodied every aspect of British life and delighted Daily Express readers for over four decades. This brand new compilation includes 150 cartoons packed with the fun details and the clever characterizations that made Giles a household name.

What a Thing to Say to the Queen A Collection of Royal Anecdotes from the House of Windsor

What a Thing to Say to the Queen A Collection of Royal Anecdotes from the House of Windsor

Author: Thomas Blaikie Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Evidence of the Queen's strong sense of humour in Thomas Blaikie's collection of anecdotes revealing her amused reaction to some of the clangers she's been subject to. Taken from commentaries, histories and auto/biographies it's a portrait of the Queen from her childhood showing a sharp, funny and very knowleagable woman. ~ Sue Baker     Like for Like Reading Not in Front of the Corgis: Secrets of Life behind the Royal Curtains, Brian Hoey At Home with the Queen: Life Through the Keyhole of the Royal Household, Brian Hoey

50 People Who Screwed Up Scotland

50 People Who Screwed Up Scotland

Author: Allan Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2015

To be Scottish is to have a lot to live down, and as Allan Brown shows, this lot do the job superbly. Whether it be Robert Burns, indecipherable bard of rustic gibberish or Sean Connery, die-hard advocate of a country he refuses to live in. Or, Alex Salmond, the chortling bullfrog of separatism or Tommy Sheridan, the sexy socialist hardliner. They're all here, and many others; a veritable embassy of bad ambassadors. 50 People Who Screwed Up Scotland is a humorous and chronologically-sequential series of essays, histories and anecdotes that consider those episodes and occurrences in Scotland's political, cultural and social story where, against all odds, defeat was plucked from the jaws of victory.

eBooks of the Month