What is What?
Could it be that noted author Mark Kurlansky has written a very short, terrifically witty, deeply thought-provoking book entirely in the form of questions? A book that draws on philosophy, religion, literature, policy - indeed, all of civilization - to ask what may well be the twenty most important que... read more
Femme Fatale, the Female Criminal highlights the way in which society has interpreted and contained the criminality of women. Generously illustrated with over 60 full-colour and black and white images, this publication illustrates how dangerous women both entice and appall us.
Many a puzzle solver has battled against the devilish mind of long-time crossword maker and wordaholic David Astle, known to many as DA. In Puzzled he holds out a helping hand to the lost and perplexed taking us on a personal tour into the secret life of words. Clue by clue, chapter by chapter, we step through a central puzzl... read more
A beautiful photographic book with quotes about cats, this delightfull celebration of the world's furry friend is the purrfect gift for every cat lover.
A wonderful and pithy collection of sayings, advice, confession and home truths about the relationships between men and women. Originally published 1910 and illustrated with charming and funny contemporary illustrations. Many a man has fallen in love with a peach only to discover that Fate has handed him a lemon. Love is bli... read more
The hilarious book of all the best on-pitch repartee and banter – the fine art of sledging. When hefty Zimbabwean chicken farmer Eddo Brandes kept on playing and missing to an increasingly frustrated Glenn McGrath, the Australian had had enough and decided a bit of verbals were called for: ‘Oi, Brandes, why the he... read more
David Thorne has quickly established himself as the world's leading internet troublemaker. Since his emailed efforts to settle an overdue bill with a drawing of a spider achieved massive worldwide online exposure in 2008, millions of people have followed Thornes hilarious exchanges with unwitting victims reported via the main... read more
Test Your IQ: Are you a logical thinker? A numerical whiz? Spatially inclined? Prove it and have fun at the same time when you take these brain-stumping IQ quizzes. Each quiz can be taken in just a few minutes and is easily scored. Entertaining and enlightening, these quiz books are useful to have on-hand anytime and anywhere... read more
A wry look at the golfing world, from the beloved cartoonists at The New Yorker A hilarious hole-in-one for golfers and cartoon-lovers alike, The New Yorker Book of Golf Cartoons, Second Edition brings together over a hundred classic images from across the magazine's eighty-plus-year history. Edited by Robert Mankoff, acclaim... read more
What daughter doesn't need advice? What mother can't give it? Whether she's 18 or 81 a daughter can always benefit from a second opinion on the condition of her soul, her heart, her head, her hair, her cleavage. Also her loves, her hates, her dreams, her debts, her teeth and sexting. No second opinion will be more valuable th... read more
Everyone has that moment, the realisation that adulthood has arrived, like a runaway train, and there's no getting out of its way. From the hit tumbler blog of the same name, F*ck! I'm in my Twenties perfectly captures the new generation currently testing the waters of adulthood. Quick-witted and self-deprecating, the author ... read more
In 2013 Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice turns 200. Again and again in polls conducted around the world, it is regularly chosen as the favourite novel of all time. Read and studied from Cheltenham to China, there are Jane Austen Societies from Boston to Buenos Aires, dedicated to sharing the delights of Jane Austen's masterp... read more
This title offers wise words for the fathers. Being a dad is great, but nobody ever said it was easy. This book is packed with inspiring and witty quotations to help you keep going through the hard times and enjoy fatherhood in all its glory.
Our dogs are our best friends. They are always happy to see us. They comfort us in our times of need. They also eat our shoes, stain our carpets, and embarrass us in front of our guests. Based on the runaway web phenomenon, Dog Shaming features hilarious and adorable photos of petulant pups accompanied by notes detailing thei... read more
In this landmark series, literary quotations legend Fred Metcalf builds on the success of his bestselling series of quotations books for Penguin to produce classic, far-ranging volumes of humorous quotes on just about every subject you will ever need. This amazing new series is a must-have for every book shelf.
In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by stealing from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey getting known. Show Your Wor... read more
Does an airline pilot really need to surrender his tweezers at airport security when he's about to board an aircraft equipped with an axe on the back of the cockpit door? Can a mobile phone really cause a major explosion at a gas station? And is there really a good reason why you should be be prevented from swimming in a lake... read more