A compendium of facts and predictions from the past year and the year to come, irreverently written and erratically compiled by A. Parody. In tune with earthly and celestial occurrences almanacs have traditionally contained statistical and descriptive data concerning the events of the past year, astrological and geological ob... read more
So your husband/boyfriend/partner (delete as necessary) has just tipped over 35/40/45/50 (delete as necessary) and you can see that he's not quite as keen on Emmerdale as he once was. He's started to dress with his jeans hoiked too high like his hero Jeremy Clarkson and he's bought a home gym - the one recommended by George C... read more
84 black and white drawings throughout. This is dark humour at its best - a collection of hilarious and outrageous cartoons which will appeal to anyone in touch with their evil side.
A Deliciously Absurd Collection of Portraits Ah, the ubiquitous art photography book with its boring pictures of boring celebrities. Not so, Famous Pairs. Still life with fruit? Not exactly. Think famous couples as fruit. Pears, more precisely. Photographer Jeannie Sprecher and writer Kim O'Brien have created a delicio... read more
A collection of Jon's newspaper features, reworked and with new material, with a common theme: the ways in which people get themselves into wholly irrational bubbles, within which all manner of lunacy makes perfect sense. In Jon's previous two books, Them and The Men Who Stare at Goats, the nuttiness took place a long way ... read more
Pigorian Chant from Snouto Domoinko de Silo
Listen, look at Sandra Boynton's delicious illustrations, and laugh. It's what to play whenever you're feeling disgruntled.
A delightfully silly, good-natured parody of the recording phenomenon Chant and other works that put Gregorian music on the charts, G... read more
More of the funniest, most bizarre, outrageous and dirty e-mails from around the world.
Following on from the hilarious collection of typos, gaffes and howlers in Portico's A Steroid Hit the Earth, comes Wrotten English - a fabulously funny collection of literary blunders from classic, and not-so classic, works of literature. This book is an anthology of side-splitting authors' errors, publishers' boobs, printe... read more
This hilarious send-up of winetasters' jargon was hailed by the Financial Times as 'one of this year's bubbling successes.' Since then it has become a classic of its kind. For all who are mystified by the strange pontifications of wine-buffs, this is the perfect guide to such phrases as 'distinctive nose', 'full bodied', or '... read more
In tune with the current fashion for sequels, this is Spike Milligan's very own version of "Wuthering Heights".
Following his hugely popular account of the previous 2000 years, John O'Farrell now comes bang up to date with a hilarious modern history asking 'How the hell did we end up here?' An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain informs, elucidates and laughs at all the bizarre events, ridiculous characters and stupid dec... read more
The world's best e-mails have been collected and selected for inclusion in this new bumper collection of the most funny, outrageous, irreverent and dirty e-mails from around the world.
Celebrated inventor of the double-gusset underpant and inveterate traveller, Lady Bulldog Burton's diaries provide an account of the grand tour of Europe that she and her maid undertook in the late 1880s. Sandi Toksvig has made selections from the detailed journal entries to bring the era to life. Hardback
Spike Milligan's retellings of classic stories are among his best-loved works. In this commemorative edition, his final five "According to..." books are collected as a lasting reminder of Spike's unique comic genius. Relive "Robin Hood", in which Little John becomes Big Dick and the Merry Men are joined by Groucho Marx. Give ... read more
A hilarious look at the little-known side of the great detective A true fan of Sherlock Holmes, Philip Ardagh has always felt that Holmes's humorous side has been largely ignored. The Silly Side of Sherlock Holmes does nothing to redress the balance. It's a shameless piece of frivolous fun, which, under test conditions, p... read more
The two previous anthologies, The Essential Spike Milligan and The Compulsive Spike Milligan, brought together the very best of his stories, cartoons, poems and correspondence, and reminded his fans how deserved his reputation was as a wildly inventive and original comedian.The Unpublished Spike Milligan - chosen and edited b... read more
A TEASPOON OF COURAGE delivers just the right pick-me-up to anyone facing troubled times--those moments of despair when you'd rather crawl back under the covers than face the world again. Grieve acknowledges the universality of fear, loss, heartache, anxiety, and body odour, then with gentle wit and firm resolve marches us do... read more
Over 30? Married? Children? Desk job? Unfit? Stressed? Time poor? Jaded? Is this you? If so, here are some random things you might learn from Man vs Life. That whether we like it or not, our function in life is to facilitate family life (often grudgingly, i.e. 'I'm not a taxi you know' or 'you're only nice to me when you want... read more