Presented in an identical format to Phaidon
This is a unique collection of 100 postcards, each featuring a different and iconic Puffin book cover. From picture books to paperbacks, teen fiction to "Puffin Classics", this is a selection from seventy years of outstanding British design and illustration in one sturdy little box.
David Rakoff's collection of autobiographical essays, Fraud, established him as one of America's funniest, most insightful writers. In Don't Get Too Comfortable, Rakoff journeys into the land of plenty that is contemporary North America. Rarely have greed, vanity, selfishness, and vapidity been so mercilessly and wittily port... read more
Turn off the television, unplug the computer, switch off your mobile - it's PLAYTIME! the Play Box recharges the imagination and is essential for children and all those who want to get back in touch with their playful self.
Anyone can be a success, but it takes real and original genius to foul up big time. This title takes us on a tour to celebrate the most spectacular and absurd failures over the years. It includes 235 stories in total spread from the Outer Hebrides to America, Ireland, Australia, Europe and Africa.
This little book of Popular Superstitions from 1787 is a delightfully quirky guide to traditional sayings and beliefs, some archaic and surprising, some still in use and recognisable today.
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
Underwater Dogs is award-winning pet photographer Seth Casteel's exploration of the world of man's best friend. Whether they are swimming, diving, fetching or exploring below the water's surface, Seth's remarkable ability to interact with his subjects has allowed him to create a wealth of extraordinary images. With over 80 ph... read more
Shepherd Mead, bestselling author of How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, came to live in England with his family in 1958. Six years later he published a satirical handbook for fellow Americans to guide them through the nuances of British culture and save them from blunders: 'Write down now that pants always mean... read more
|Author:||Bradley Trevor Greive|
Gifts & Humour
This delightful little book, with appealing photos of animals throughout and zany captions, will amuse the glummest person.
THE BLUE DAY BOOK is a wonderful collection of amusing and poignant animal photos and inspirational text, designed to lift the spirits of anyone who's got the blues. We all get blue days --- they'r... read more
Gifts & Humour
Bike Snob is all grown up! After two books and thousands of miles under his tires, Bike Snob is back with a book that takes his family on the road - 2 year old son in tow - on an international cycling adventure into the wild and tweedy bike-share lanes of London, the Bakfiet equipped cycling utopia of Amsterdam and the back r... read more
Gifts & Humour
It's time to bump fuzzies! You know what they say, "Monkey see, monkey do." Well, these sock monkeys have seen the Kama Sutra and boy, are they doing it. This photographic glimpse gives new meaning to monkey business as the crafted creatures try out dozens of real Kama Sutra positions. From the Clinging Creeper to the Spinnin... read more
Here, the unexpurgated contents of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's iPhone pre- and post-coup, including texts, emails and tweets to those nearest and dearest the Prime Minister. From his directives to 'Swannee', 'Albo' and 'Julia' to workshopping strategies with his spindoctors, iKevin ranges all the way to the White House with B... read more
Silence-seeker Adam Ford wisely interrogates the quiet spaces and pauses in life, drawing upon the spiritual use of solitude in religious traditions from Native American initiation ceremonies to Christian hermitages. He examines the creative power of silence as a source of inner strength and self-knowledge, and also reveals ... read more
Gifts & Humour
Two Girls, One on Each Knee: A History of Cryptic Crosswords is an audaciously constructed book on the pleasures and puzzles of cryptic crosswords and their linguistic wordplay, from Alan Connor, the Guardian's writer on crosswords. On 21 December 2013, the crossword puzzle will be 100 years old. In the century since its birt... read more
This is the very best of James Thurber's hilarious short stories and essays, to tie-in with the major new film starring Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig. Walter Mitty is an ordinary man living an ordinary life. But he has dreams - vivid, extraordinary day dreams - in which the life he leads is one of excitement and even adventure... read more
Cartoons from BRIDE OF THE FAR SIDE, VALLEY OF THE FAR SIDE and IT CAME FROM THE FAR SIDE.
Dogs are true masters of mindfulness. As we rush around making mental to-do lists and ruminating on how busy and stressful our lives are, they remind us to delight in the moment; to be present. Perhaps it is this Zen-like characteristic that seals our adoration and love for them and which elevates their status beyond that of ... read more