Author:Nick Griffiths
Series:Gollancz S.F.

Nick Griffiths watched his first Doctor Who aged four and a bit. He would have hidden behind the sofa but it was back against the wall and his parents didn't let him move furniture so he hid behind a cushion instead. He's since been told by his mum and dad that they didn't have a sofa only armchairs. So this book should reall... read more

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Graham Chapman is said to have been Monty Python's one true anarchist. Like his mentors Spike Milligan and Peter Cook, the man who portrayed the mistaken Messiah in Life of Brian lived his life on and off stage with a sheer delight in madness for its own sake. "I want to be a loony," he said, "it's quite an important thin... read more

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Despite the ubiquity of stray shopping carts, little effort has been made to comprehend the complex relationship between cart and landscape. This is, in no small part, due to the fact that we have until now lacked a formalised language to describe these wayward carts in systematic detail. That is, until now. In The Stray Shop... read more

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304 Pranks, Tricks and Challenges to Amuse and Annoy Your FriendsCreated by a professional musician who figured out a unique way to stay amused on the road, Stuntology is a collection of more than 300 off-the-wall ideas for activities that the author affectionately calls stunts. Each is illustrated step-by-step in a charmingl... read more

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Laughing Your Way Through MidlifeThe men are on one side. The women on the other. They're ready - they're set - they're off ... Well...maybe not.Seasoned comedy writers Martha Bolton and Brad Dickson take an unconventional, refreshing look at the over-forty race to the Fountain of Youth. Instead of heaping on the pressure to ... read more

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Author:Rob Sitch
Awards:Shortlisted for Nielsen BookData/ABA Book of the Year Award - Booksellers' Choice 2003.

The funniest book about travel you will ever read: a travel guide to the fictional European republic Molvania, birthplace of the polka and whooping cough.The text and design draw on the standard travel guide format and include: background information on the destination, including cultural details, useful phrases, holidays, an... read more

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Just who is the Slightly Older Guy? Ever had a young woman catch your eye on the bus and you think you're on to something only to have her offer you her seat? Do you find you talk more about prostate disease than sport? Do you worry at night about being outlived by your cheap Japanese car? Then you're probably a Slightly Olde... read more

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In this hilarious work of social commentary, professional iconoclast Queenan shows how a generation with so much promise lost its way by confusing pop culture with culture and mistaking lifestyle for life. How did a generation that started out at Woodstock and Monterey Pop Concert end up at Crate & Barrel? How did a gene... read more

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"Nana, your face needs ironing!" "The nativity play's off, Miss - the Virgin Mary's got nits." "When you're dead, Grandpa, can I have your watch?" "When I was little, I thought that God was like Captain Birdseye without the fishfingers'. Young children are nothing if not honest, and their honesty is invariably disarming and c... read more

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DoP - October 2008, NZ Filled with wry witticisms to perk up even the most finicky cat lovers, "Purry Logic" puts a distinctly feline twist on Jane Seabrook's popular "Furry Logic" books. This delightful collection presents cuddly cats offering purr-worthy pick-me-ups like, "My only purpose in this life is to rest and recove... read more

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The Hogwash School of Wizards is the most famous school in the wizarding world and Barry Trotter is its most famous pupil. It's been that way ever since J.G. Rollins' Barry Trotter and the Philosopher's Scone (released in the USA as Barry Trotter and the Magic Biscuit) broke publishing records worldwide. So important has ... read more

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Short people everywhere, stand up and be counted! ARE standing up? Then this funny, information-packed little book is for you! Eighty percent of people in the world consider themselves "short" - and yet the world belongs to the tall! (They get the girl, win the election, get paid more) what do short people get? ... read more

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Edward Gorey meets The Bunny Suicides in a murderously funny tale from the creator of It's Happy BunnyFrom the creator of the hugely successful It's Happy Bunny franchise comes a little piece of work named Cherise, who may be, it turns out, a not-so-nice niece. In the tradition of Edward Gorey's The Gashlycrumb Tinies, Jim Be... read more

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Laughter is the best medicine and once again, Wildlife artist Rose Rigden shoes her wry sense of humour with this collection of wildlife portraits where the animals have very human behaviours and attitudes.

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If you're in need of a day off, an alibi, a massive governmental cover-up, a reason not to see your nanna when you've got a love bite, or you simply want an excuse to behave badly, then this is the book for you! Forget the hairy old 'dog ate my homework' - you need a bunch of all-new all-purpose excuses: I am currently t... read more

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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

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The Spectator publishes the wittiest cartoons in Britain. Here is a collection of the very best of 2004.

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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

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It's big, it's exclusively Kiwi. It contains information on just about anything and everything to do with New Zealand you ever needed to know, wanted to know or even knew you could know. Be warned.... First published 2005.

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