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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...

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.

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100 Ideas for Dads Who Love Their Kids but Find Them Exhausting

100 Ideas for Dads Who Love Their Kids but Find Them Exhausting

Author: Willem Van Eekelen Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2014

Willem loves his children but finds them exhausting. Then, one day, he challenges them to find games that require him to lie on the sofa. They have the best day ever! This witty new book features an eclectic range of activities for kids and their dads - and all without the adult's boredom and exhaustion that often accompanies 'child's play'. Written from a personal perspective, Willem gives every activity a suggested age range and provides tips and golden rules along the way. The book includes games for at home, in the car, at the park, in the pool, at the forest - pretty much anywhere where parents and children spend time together. All games are fun for both and relaxing for dads, and none of them require money or preparation. After a long day at work, your children can either finish you off or get you to recover - depending on how you play it.

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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?

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Mens Sana in Thingummy Doodah

Mens Sana in Thingummy Doodah

Author: Victoria Wood Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/1991

A volume of scripts based on Wood's television series. "Mens Sana in Thingummy Doodah" evokes the tribulations of a health farm. Episodes involve camping on the moors and being shown off as a freak celebrity by a society hostess. The author's previous books include "Up To You Porky".

Tommy Cooper All in One Joke Book Book Joke, Joke Book

Tommy Cooper All in One Joke Book Book Joke, Joke Book

Author: Tommy Cooper Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/10/2014

My wife is a magician, yesterday she turned our car into a tree. A big white horse walks into a pub. The barman says, 'we have a drink named after you.' The horse says, 'what? Eric?' I said, 'waiter, what's that in my soup?' he said, 'I'd better call the boss, I can't tell one insect from another.' I'm reading a book called 'Sex Before 20'. Personally I don't like audiences. I said, 'it's serious, doctor, I've broken my arm in 20 places'. He said, 'well stop going to those places.' I call my car flattery. It gets me nowhere.

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A Beer in the Loire

A Beer in the Loire

Author: Tommy Barnes Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2019

A sharply amusing and captivating memoir based on the attempt of the author to make a new life in France. Tommy Barnes and his girlfriend escape the 9-5 of the UK after being made redundant. Surrounded by animals, friendly locals, and stunning countryside, Tommy struggles to start a micro-brewery in the heart of the Loire Valley. The author is more than happy to poke fun at himself, he is also incredibly honest. His writing ensured I didn’t feel too badly as I chortled, smirked and raised my eyebrows as he somewhat stumbles through life. Rather stealing the show is Burt the dog, described by Tommy as squat, surly and defiant, Burt makes it his life mission to cause chaos wherever he is. I also just have to mention the gorgeous cover, which most definitely called out to me. ‘A Beer in the Loire’ is an engaging, ever so entertaining read, oh, and there are several recipes for beer too, how fabulous!  

Word on the Street The Most Ridiculous Things Overheard in London

Word on the Street The Most Ridiculous Things Overheard in London

Author: Time Out Guides Ltd Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2014

Based on Time Out magazine's most popular column, Word on the Street brings together the best of the most ridiculous, bizarre, near-the-knuckle and sweet utterances by Londoners as heard by Londoners. The collection of over 200 quotes will cover such topics as Family & Parenting, Fashion & Style, Eating, Sex, London and feature insights such as: On London - How would I describe Wimbledon Village? It's like Jack Wills threw up; Everywhwere - Herne Hill is great except you can't get a Diptyque candle south of the river West Ham isn't short for West Hampstead? Are you sure? Croydon is like a horse. It smells, everybody thinks it's dangerous, but ultimately it's Incredible On Food - Going to McDonalds for a salad is like going to a prostitute for a hug. Even Delia says it's okay to cheat. Pre-chopped onions, my friend. No more tears. White bread is like the ninja of the food world. It's a silent killer. Isn't cauliflower just the ghost of Broccoli? On Fashion & Style - That guy was obviously a drug dealer. Nobody wears white shorts like that anymore She seems like a nice person, but she smells like a Fisherman's Friend It's hair suicide weather. There are a bunch of Tina Turner's walking around Covent Garden.

How to be a Husband

How to be a Husband

Author: Tim Dowling Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/05/2014

Not wishing to lead by example, Tim Dowling, does however have over 20 years of husbandly experience to offer those who would like to ask; Tim, how can I be a good husband? Guardian readers and ardent followers of Tim Dowling’s column will have some inkling of what to expect, others can start here for an answer to marital accord/discord written with some (light) black humour, wit and warmth.   Like for Like Reading How to be a Husband,  Bodleian Library  Dont's for Husbands, Blanche Ebbutt   

eBooks of the Month
How to Be a Husband

How to Be a Husband

Author: Tim Dowling Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/04/2015

Not wishing to lead by example, Tim Dowling, does however have over 20 years of husbandly experience to offer those who would like to ask; Tim, how can I be a good husband? Guardian readers and ardent followers of Tim Dowling’s column will have some inkling of what to expect, others can start here for an answer to marital accord/discord written with some (light) black humour, wit and warmth.   Like for Like Reading How to be a Husband,  Bodleian Library  Dont's for Husbands, Blanche Ebbutt   

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Dad, You Suck

Dad, You Suck

Author: Tim Dowling Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/05/2017

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 entries from his column Dad, You Suck takes a Dowling family view at modern fatherhood and gives a wonderfully refreshing slap in the face to all the uber perfect, hyper positive parenting so prevalent in the media. As well as giving you lots of giggles, a fair few belly laughs and the odd (don’t be drinking water on public transport when reading) snorts it makes you realise you are not alone! Any parent, especially the father, will instantly relate to so many of Tim’s musing on life and hopefully the luxury of time has turned the cringe into a wry smile.

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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