Those endless afternoons where you struggled to remember the third person singular present indicative may be long gone, but if you still have the vaguest memory, your mastery of Latin will spring back to life. Harry Mount uncorks its magic using authors such as Kingsley Amis, John Cleese and Evelyn Waugh.
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?"
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.
Following the phenomenal success of Spotless comes an all-new, indispensable guide to dealing with common domestic disasters. Taking you through your home room by room, Spotless 2 provides simple and environmentally friendly solutions to hundreds of new stains, smells and scratches. There's also a brand new chapter devoted to... read more
By rights, Ozzy Osbourne should not be alive. He spent forty years on a hell-raising, bat-biting, ant-snorting*, drink and drug-fuelled bender. He broke his neck going two miles an hour on a quad bike and died twice in a chemically induced coma. And yet - at 62 years old - he is healthier and happier than ever. He is a walkin... read more
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.
We never learn. People make the same mistakes generation after generation. Here, distilled, are the things that we should all learn about life as we get older (and we're all getting older). Rules for Ageing is a rich source of amusement for anyone who is getting on a bit, and offers genuinely good advice to those still young ... 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.
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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
'Freedom of speech is the freedom to offend and that means the freedom to offend anyone.' - Bill Leak. A new collection of the art and observations of cartoonist, painter and all-round contrarian - the incomparable Bill Leak. The public has rarely held politicians and the practice of politics in such contempt. Luckily Bill Le... 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
In this dead-on parody of a children's classic, a very hungry zombie eats his way through a variety of his favorite foods, including clowns, astronauts, rock stars, and brains. With vivid, playful art and amusing text, this book will appeal to picture-book lovers of all ages. Adults will catch its slightly demented humor. Old... read more
50 insightful entries examining the self-proclaimed urban elite. Skinny jeans? Check. Charity-shop clothing? Check. Non-essential prescription glasses? Check. Beanie balanced artfully on the back of your skull? Check. These items have become the uniform for a new breed of young people - hipsters - determined to take over ... read more
'Human beings fear the unknown. So, whatever's freaking you out, grab it by the balls and say hello. Then it ain't the unknown anymore and it ain't scary. Or I guess it could be a sh*tload scarier' Sam Halpern Soon after Sh*t My Dad Says began to take off, comic writer Justin Halpern decided to take the plunge and propose to ... read more
Set three months before the deadly asteroid 2011GV1 is due to hit Earth, this Last Policeman sequel chronicles the further adventures of Hank Palace. The Concord Police Department is now operating under the auspices of the U.S. Justice Department, and Hank is out of a job-until he's hired by a business tycoon to help find the... read more
Suryacitta, aka The Happy Buddha, explores what happiness actually is and how we all can achieve it through the transformational practice of mindfullness meditation.
As an Anglican priest and former Priest-in-Ordinary to the Queen, a lecturer in Buddhism, and a devoted walker, Adam Ford is an inspiring guide with a refreshingly eclectic viewpoint. Contemplating the concept of a purposeful walking, he applies the notion of mindfulness to walks ranging from a simple journey to work to a per... read more