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Punch

Punch

by: Amanda-Jane Doran

 

Since the 1850s there have been five Channel Tunnel schemes - all of them subject to comment from "Punch" - at the hands of Richard Gordon, Alan Brien, Stanley Reynolds, Libby Purves and Peter Tinniswood. This book is a compilation of these articles.


ISBN: 9780002240611

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Subject: Fiction, Humour

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Blandings Castle

Blandings Castle

by: P.G. Wodehouse

 

Take a pig, a fat-headed earl, a country house, several pairs of frustrated lovers, some scheming outsiders, and all sorts of people who aren't who they say they are. Mix thoroughly and apply the Wodehouse magic. The result is the lightest of literary souffles, another installment in the long...


ISBN: 9781841591193

Publisher: Everyman's Library

Subject: Fiction, Humour

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The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas

by: John Julius Norwich

 

A delightful spoof of the old favourite carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas", which records the daily thank-you letters from one increasingly bemused young lady to her unseen admirer: from initial gracious gratitude for the delightful partridge in the sweet little pear tree through to dismay and...


ISBN: 9780385410281

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd

Subject: Fiction, Humour

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Samuel Johnson's Insults: A Compendium of His Finest Snubs, Slights and Effronteries

Samuel Johnson's Insults: A Compendium of His Finest Snubs, Slights and Effronteries

by: Jack Lynch

 

Lackbrain, oysterwench, wantwit, clotpoll...Samuel Johnson's famous dictionary of 1755 contained some of the ripest insults in the English language and, in this book, Jack Lynch has compiled more than 300 of the curmudgeonly lexicographer's mightiest barbs, along with the definitions that only...


ISBN: 9781843543763

Publisher: Atlantic Books

Subject: Fiction, Humour

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Postmodern Pooh

Postmodern Pooh

by: Frederick C. Crews

 

'Almost 40 years ago, Crews mocked post-war academic fashions in The Pooh Perplex, a set of scholarly essays on A A Milne's great bear. Now bear and dons are back for a fresh dose of pin-sharp...A guilty treat for all survivors of Post 1970's arts degrees.' Boyd Tonkin. The Independent 'Fred...


ISBN: 9781861975669

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd

Subject: Fiction, Humour

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Scrooge's Guide to Christmas

Scrooge's Guide to Christmas

by: Richard Wilson

 

Advice from a "descendant" of Ebenezer Scrooge. Richard Wilson (also known as Victor Meldrew) dispenses tips on getting through Christmas, including 20 things to do between courses of Christmas lunch, no cost presents for people you hate and how to send all your cards at someone else's expense.


ISBN: 9780340707470

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Subject: Fiction, Humour

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The Hamster That Loved Puccini: The Seven Modern Sins of Christmas Round-robin Letters

The Hamster That Loved Puccini: The Seven Modern Sins of Christmas Round-robin Letters

by: Simon Hoggart

 

Simon Hoggart is back with a new treasure trove of Christmas round robins. And this time they illustrate the seven deadly sins of their writers, including boastfulness (dazzlingly clever children who play the saxophone and ski for Britain); smugness (their job, their house, their holidays are all...


ISBN: 9781843544746

Publisher: Atlantic Books

Subject: Fiction, Humour

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More Like Old Times

More Like Old Times

by: Alan Coren

 

What they said about seems Like Old Times 'Mr Coren is not just a funny writer but a comic genius In proof of this I cite the fact that he made Cricklewood the part of London which he continues to inhabit despite being able to afford somewhere better into the most exotic place on earth simply by...


ISBN: 9780860516811

Publisher: Robson Books Ltd

Subject: Fiction, Humour

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Quotable Ustinov

Quotable Ustinov

by: Peter Ustinov

 

This text features Sir Peter Ustinov's comments on his own life and others, and a variety of different subjects. The topics range from the funny to the ennobling and wise. For example, on the subject of money: "Money corrupts - particularly those who don't have any"; on "Spartacus", Ustinov says,...


ISBN: 9781854797339

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd

Subject: Fiction, Humour

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Flanimals

Flanimals

by: Ricky Gervais

 

If you've ever wondered how The Plamglotis gets from A to B, or what Munty Flumple really, really likes, then Flanimals will prove the perfect user-friendly guide. Ricky Gervais has won numerous awards for writing, directing and starring in his TV comedy The Office. The DVD is the fastest-selling...


ISBN: 9780571220779

Publisher: Faber and Faber

Subject: Fiction, Humour

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