Having a Drag Queen but no idea what to call her? Uma Gawd!! This Trudy Light of a book provides hundreds of names to suit Drag Queens of every shape (Justine Ormous), age (Terri Daktil), race (Fu Ling Yu), and religion (C... read more
Gifts & Humour
|Awards:||Shortlisted for WHSmith Book Awards (General Knowledge) 2003.|
This is a collection of essential trivia, uncommon knowledge and vital irrelevance. The book includes an exhaustive dictionary of smiley faces and other emoticons, details of the structure of military heirarchy and an analysis of poker hands, amongst much other minutiae.
The gorgeous flowers have a smell
That causes one to feel unwell.
A happy, naïve family enters the Evil Garden (free admission), to spend a sunny afternoon in its inviting landscape, lush with exotic trees a... read more
Gifts & Humour
"Yes, some people say to me, 'You're too skinny', but never a skinny person says that to me, only people who could lose a few pounds say that." - Karl Lagerfeld. Funny, outrageous and damn right rud... read more
For too long DIY books have suffered the neglect of the literary Establishment. Finally, here in one volume, are the essential DIY tips of the world's greatest writers. Dostoyevsky tells of a young man employed by an elderly lady to r... read more
Gifts & Humour
Where would we be without our friends? If we are truly fortunate, we each have one special friend in our livesathe one who cheers every accomplishment no matter how small, who lifts spirits in even the... read more
12 great authors offer their top tips on gardening, from Sylvia Plath's struggles with autumn bulbs, to JD Salinger's helpful hints on growing from seed. In Cormac McCarthy's hands a landowner's trip to the potting shed becomes a... read more
Mooch the cat desperately wants to get his friend Earl the dog a gift for the holidays, but Earl already has everything. "What do you give a guy who has everything?! What? What?" Mooch wonders. Then it dawns on him--nothing! Sinc... read more
These illustrated cards offer 52 fun ways for parents and their toddlers to spend quality time together. Full of interactive, developmental activities that stimulate and enhance a toddler's perception and awarenes... read more
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H is for hearing loss. Harold used to listen to The Who at high volume. Now Harold can't hear Heather even when she hollers. "What?" says Harold. "Who? Whaddya say? Huh?"
From meditation to the essential concepts of Zen, this work sets out the fundamentals of Buddhism for ovine students everywhere.
It is impossible to whistle in a spacesuit. Wagner always wore pink silk underwear. Rugby School's first official rugby kit in 1871 included a bow tie. Lord Kitchener had four spaniels called Shot, Bang, Miss and Damn... read more
Lang Leav has an unnerving ability to see inside the hearts and minds of her readers. Her talent for translating complex emotions with astonishing simplicity has won her a cult following of devoted fans from all over the world. Lang Leav is a poet and internationally exhibiting artist. Her work expresses the intricacies of love and loss.
What is New York in the eyes of artists? This engaging book from the Metropolitan Museum of Art offers myriad answers to that question, pairing selected works in the museum's collection with simple, concise observations. The Flatiron Bu... read more
Living in New York City for five years as a transplant from Ohio, illustrator and T-shirt designer Nathan Pyle was fascinated by the unique habits and unspoken customs New Yorkers follow to make life bearable in a city wi... read more
Brick Wonders - the sequel to the highly successful Brick City - is a journey into the marvels of the world: ancient, modern and natural.
Features 40 photos of gorgeous guys and their fuzzy friends, along with tongue-in-cheek captions.
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 t... read more
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.