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'A joyous fantasy for grownups' Guardian 'A funny, offbeat adult fantasy novel' Independent 'A dazzling first adult novel from bestselling children's author Colfer' Daily Mail Highfire is a genre-bending tour-de-force of comedy and action by the million-copy-selling master storyteller. Squib Moreau may be swamp-wild, but his intentions are (generally) good: he really wants to be a supportive son to his hard-working momma Elodie. But sometimes life gets in the way - like when Fake Daddy walked out on them leaving a ton of debt, or when crooked Constable Regence Hooke got to thinking pretty Elodie Moreau was just the gal for him . . . An apprenticeship with the local moonshine runner, servicing the bayou, looks like the only way to pay off the family debts and maybe get Squib and his momma a place in town, far from Constable Hooke's unwanted courtship and Fake Daddy's reputation. Unfortunately for Squib, Hooke has his own eye on that very same stretch of bayou - and neither of them have taken into account the fire-breathing dragon hiding out in the Louisiana swamp . . . For Squib Moreau, Regence Hooke and Vern, aka Lord Highfire of Highfire Eyrie, life is never going to be the same again. 'Told in crunchy prose, with lashings of earthy dialogue, it reads like an Elmore Leonard Thriller, but with dragons . . . Colfer clearly had a blast writing this, and his sheer storytelling panache brushes aside the quibbles of fantasy-genre agnostics with infectious glee' Mail on Sunday From the internationally bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series: Eoin Colfer's first adult fantasy novel is a hilarious, high-octane adventure about a vodka-drinking, Flashdance-loving dragon who's been hiding out from the world - and potential torch-carrying mobs - in a Louisiana bayou . . . until his peaceful world's turned upside down by a well-intentioned but wild Cajun tearaway and the crooked (and heavily armed) law officer who wants him dead.
So WONDERFUL was he in his own quiet way that they made him a CROWN. And with this crown they CROWNED him THE WONDERFUL MAN. An ode to the most incredibly wonderful man. The perfect gift for Father's Day. Featuring animals as well as distinctly animalistic humans, Edward Monkton books are highly collectable and stylish gifts - at home on a coffee table, in the bathroom, in quiet places, and perfect for giving to a loved one or for keeping for yourself. This is a tale about The Wonderful Man, who has extraordinary powers that affect all around him. Edward Monkton's story celebrates all of the magnificent deeds of this remarkable man, and is the ideal gift for dads on Father's Day. Each book in this new series, is an original tale, charmingly illustrated, and created especially for this brand-new series of gift books. Hand-lettered in the same style as the Edward Monkton cards by the Really Good company, the tales are wonderfully packaged with the utmost style and attention to detail to make these hugely desirable objects and perfect gifts for special occasions. These creations prove there is a universal and enduring audience for stories that inspire and touch hearts. Their philosophy is to heal, unite, amuse and delight in equal measures.
Hierdie boek is vir Suid-Afrikaners om weer te lag in hierdie depressiewe tye.
Hierdie stories van die alledaagse lewe het 'n snaakse draai. Dit is meestal gebeure wat self et die skrywer of op of af van die verhoog gebeur het.
An A+ buffet of brilliant blackboard blunders and bloopers from teachers, pupils and parents! A side-splitting collection of hilarious exam results, teacher mistakes and classroom call-outs! So funny, you'll wish you were at back at school again! All present and correct (even if arriving late with a terrible excuse) Bumper Classroom Clangers, is jam-packed with a boisterous gaggle of hilarious classroom calamities, silly schoolboy errors and gold star gaffes - more than enough to have you rolling down the corridors in fits of childish giggles! Bumper Classroom Clangers is the definitive catalogue of blackboard blunders made by teachers, parents and pupils - full of bloopers so brilliant that you would be sent straight to detention if they weren't so funny. Delving deep into the well-thumbed textbooks and exam papers of history - as well as other unforgettable playground and education-related mishaps - Bumper Classroom Clangers has hundreds of side-splitting anecdotes and antics that deserve an A+ for originality and hilarity and will have you yearning to be back at your desk all over again.
The Number One laugh-out-loud bestseller. Fiona Gibson is back and funnier than ever! Perfect for fans of Why Mummy Drinks. When her 18-year-old twins leave for university, single mum Nadia's life changes in ways she never expected: her Glasgow flat feels suddenly huge, laundry doesn't take up half her week, and she no longer has to buy 'the Big Milk'. After almost two decades of putting everyone else first, Nadia is finally taking care of herself. And with a budding romance with new boyfriend Jack, she's never felt more alive. That is, until her son Alfie drops out of university, and Nadia finds her empty nest is empty no more. With a heartbroken teenager to contend with, Nadia has to ask herself: is it ever possible for a mother to get her own life back? And can Jack and Nadia's relationship survive having a sulky teenager around? A gloriously funny and uplifting new book perfect for fans of Gill Sims and Jill Mansell. If you love this, don't miss Fiona's brand-new comedy When Life Gives You Lemons - out now! 'I was enthralled from beginning to end' Reader Review 'A warm fuzzy romp of a book' Reader Review 'If you want a funny, charming and feel-good story you can't go wrong with this' Reader Review 'What a refreshing read! I giggled and squirmed all the way through this' Reader Review 'A great book that I didn't want to put down, absolutely loved it!' Reader Review
Meet Jeffrey and Janice, a nice, normal couple who do their best to embrace the coming of the years. Although, isn't ageing mainly just resetting passwords? Whatever the problem, there's a nap for it. See them tackle the challenges of parenthood and discover Google as - just like fine cheese - they get stinkier and squishier with age. This hilarious gift book, inspired by a bestselling card collection, is sure to make you laugh. There is a little bit of Janice and Jeffrey in us all.
The Infinite Monkey Cage, the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme, brings you this irreverent celebration of scientific marvels. Join us on a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human imagination, from dark matter to consciousness via neutrinos and earthworms. Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince muse on multifaceted subjects involved in building a universe, with pearls of wisdom from leading scientists and comedians peppered throughout. Covering billions of concepts and conundrums, they tackle everything from the Big Bang to parallel universes, fierce creatures to extraterrestrial life, brain science to artificial intelligence. How to Build a Universe is an illuminating and inspirational celebration of science - sometimes silly, sometimes astounding and very occasionally facetious.
Henri's night of passion is at risk from invisible gnomes...Mr Bollard can't find anyone to spank ...Sarah's performing breasts are failing to impress ...the Devil's dog has just eaten his supper ...and God has a confession to make. These are just a few of the hilarious characters you will meet in Richard Falk's book, where experimental literary techniques meet 'Viz-style' humour in a blizzard of political incorrectness. No taboo is left unexplored as the genre of cyclical trompe l'oeil adult comedy is born (please do not slip on the afterbirth). This title contains strong language and adult humour.
NEE-NAR, NEE-NAR! Action stations! It's all in a day's work for a dippy Diplodocus who joins the Dinoville firefighters - with comic results! Join in with the Dinoville firefighters as they slide down poles, race to the rescue and untangle a Tyrannosaurus rex. Can our determined Diplodocus go from zero to hero? Following on from Dinosaur Police, this is a fabulously funny new picture book by the terrifically talented, bestselling author-illustrator Sarah McIntyre! OTHER BOOKS BY SARAH MCINTRYE Dinosaur Police Grumpycorn Prince of Pants There's a Shark in the Bath
A nostalgic A-Z of the most special and well-remembered 60s, 70s and 80s cars, with stylish illustrations accompanied by warm, humorous personal memories. Designer and illustrator Roy McCarthy explores the cars that made a big impression on him in his younger days, from the sludge-coloured, disappointing Austin Allegro his father brought home in 1975 to the Ford Zephyr he coveted from afar on the way to school. The evocative, colourful illustrations form a visual feast of late 20th-century driving, featuring all the cars drivers of a certain age will remember: the Hillman Imp, the Triumph Dolomite, the Opel Kadett, the Renault 5, and even the lowly Yugo 45 - a whole alphabet's worth, in fact! The perfect gift for anyone who's ever owned, been driven around in or hankered after one of these motoring icons. Word count: 15,000
Hildegard Wolf is a German psychiatrist who lives a comfortable life in Paris. When she encounters a client who claims to be Lord Lucan, she can't help but be intrigued. After all, he's the second man who has claimed to be the elusive lord. But which one is the imposter? This is one of the 22 novels written by Muriel Spark in her lifetime. All are being published by Polygon in hardback Centenary Editions between November 2017 and September 2018.
101 chance meetings, juxtaposing the famous and the infamous, the artistic and the philistine, the pompous and the comical, the snobbish and the vulgar, told by Britain's funniest writer. Life is made up of humans meeting one another. They speak, or don't speak. They get on, or fall out. They laugh, they cry, are excited, are indifferent. One on One is a chain of 101 extraordinary but true encounters, from Tolstoy rumbling Tchaikovsky in 1876 to George Galloway baiting Michael Barrymore in 2006. The Royal Family giggle at T.S. Eliot, Walter Sickert draws the curtains on the carol-singing Edward Heath, Youssoupoff assassinates Rasputin, Marilyn Monroe commissions Frank Lloyd Wright. Circular in its construction, panoramic in its breadth, One on One is a book like no other. `Brown's glorious book is an original and a complete delight' Miranda Seymour, Sunday Times, Books of the Year
Choosing how to behave in unfamiliar situations is one of the many minefields with which modern life abounds. In this amusing yet practical guide to modern manners, Her Ladyship offers invaluable advice on every aspect of etiquette, both royal and everyday. With guidance on basic good manners in a range of situations, whether at home, at work or abroad, as well as advice on what to wear when, eating out and dating, you will never again worry about awkward or embarrassing encounters. If you've ever wondered how to meet and greet the Queen and other royals, how to correctly address party invitations or about elegant ways of sitting down, standing up and getting in and out of cars, this guide is for you.
Time: 10+ minutes to play Number of players: 2+ Ages: 5+ Includes: 52 cards, plus 8 gameplay instruction cards Assembly required? No Batteries required? No What could be more fun than playing with poop? Here's a deck of cards like no other, and the smiliest (and smelliest) poop friends you're ever likely to meet. With instructions on toilet-themed games to play, including Smelly Families, Go Poop and Constipation (formerly Patience), games nights will never be the same!
If you are new to the wild, wonderful world of sushi cats (or, Neko-Sushi), we're happy to formally introduce you to these magical creatures. The brainchild of a Japanese company, sushi cats are an extremely unusual life-form consisting of a cat on top of a portion of sushi rice. But make no mistake, these sushi cats are not for eating. As the story goes, the history of sushi cats is nothing more than the history of mankind itself and they have been known to influence humans since the beginning of time. Kit includes: * 15 sushi cat magnets * Mini book on the history of sushi cats, including where they come from and spotting them in the wild
Boulevard Wren and Other Stories is the stunning follow-up to the bestselling Gospel According to Blindboy, and a warped mirror held up to the Irish psyche. Provocative and unsettling, the stories rove through the centuries, from the barren fields of Famine-struck Meath to the chaotic landscape of the near future, where social media has colonised the deepest recesses of the human subconscious. This is a world populated by characters lost and at odds with the demands of contemporary life, for whom the line separating redemption and madness has grown impossibly fine. Razor-sharp social satire, it is an era-defining work from one of Ireland's most anarchic satirists and a quietly devastating portrait of a society in disarray. 'Mad, wild, hysterical.' Kevin Barry, author of Night Boat to Tangier
How to Bonk at Work is the only guide to getting your end away at work, and is bursting with useful advice that you'll need if you are to have any chance of "fishing on the company pier". It starts with the Golden Rules of Workplace Fornication and follows up with many practical, real-life examples, showing you not only how to do it, but how to enjoy getting the job done while you're on the job!
From the best-selling authors of How to Poo at Work and How to Bonk at Work comes the follow-up that everyone's been waiting for: How to Bonk in Public will help you get busy wherever you are! You know the feeling - a bit bored at the bus stop and need something to occupy your time for ten minutes, or you find the latest exhibition of blobby sculptures at the local art gallery dreadfully dull. Well worry no more about what to do, for How to Bonk in Public will liberate your mind, body and soul with more than 50 ways to get busy outdoors and the solutions to more than 50 problems you may encounter. Too many people around? No problem, this book's full of ideas to get you far from the madding crowd. Broad daylight? Don't panic, you will find many ways to avoid lines of sight. Next time you hear someone say 'smash it' at a football match you'll know exactly what to do and where to go!
Eric bopped Grandpa in the nose. Lola disappeared for a week and returned home pregnant. Steve swings from the curtains like Tarzan. And Penny growled at the pizza delivery guy. Rude roommates? Dysfunctional family members? Characters on a new reality show? Nah, they're just a few of the cats and their misdeeds featured in the Cat Shaming 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar. Same goes for Millie, who catches little birdies and releases them under the bed; Luna, who likes to watch people shower; and aptly named Brat, who refuses to eat kibble that has been in the dish for more than fifteen minutes. Featuring hilarious contributed photos from the popular Tumblr blog, the Cat Shaming calendar provides plenty of commiseration and comic relief for cat lovers everywhere. As an added bonus, the back of each page includes Daily Extra content such as puzzles, jokes, lists, quotes, tips, and trivia.
London - one of the world's most exciting cities. Teeming with life, bursting with history, it houses over 8 million people, and has thousands of stories to tell. 365 Reasons to be Proud to be a Londoner is a quirky, fun exploration of the people and events that make London so special, with an entry for every day of the year. From the building of London's frankly awe-inspiring sewer system to the founding of the iconic Abbey Road recording studios, from the diary of Samuel Pepys to the invention of the World Wide Web, this fascinating book provides 365 compelling reasons why every Londoner should be proud of their wonderful city. Maybe it's because you're a Londoner...that you'll love this book! Word count: 30,000 Related titles: 365 Reasons to be Cheerful (9781906032968) 365 Reasons to be Proud to be British (9781907554391) 365 Reasons to be Proud to be English (9781909396715) 365 Reasons to be Proud to be Irish (9781909396401) 365 Reasons to be Proud to be Scottish (9781907554872) 365 Reasons to Look on the Bright Side (9781907554681)
The second title in the bestselling series from the brilliantly talented Liz Pichon. No school for two whole weeks! (Yeah!) I can forget ALL about lessons (and irritating things like Marcus Meldrew). And concentrate on good stuff like: Inventing new ways to annoy my sister Delia. (So many). Band practice for DOGZOMBIES (with my mate Derek). Watching TV and eating caramel wafers. Eating caramel wafers and watching TV. Excellent. Unfortunately a couple of small problems called the dentist and my big weirdo sister, Delia, seem to be getting in the way of my BRILLIANT plans . . . ABOUT THE SERIES: Written in diary form Full of Tom's doodles and pictures & his amazing sense of humour The Brilliant World of Tom Gates, was the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize! Perfect gifts for boys & girls who love to laugh themselves silly this updated edition comes with trading cards
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