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Piglet explained to Tigger that he mustn't mind what Eeyore said because he was always gloomy; and Eeyore explained to Piglet that, on the contrary, he was feeling particularly cheerful this morning. Eeyore is one of Winnie-the-Pooh's most deep-thinking friends and his thoughts usually turn to the gloomy side of things. If you have a similarly cynical friend or relation, or indeed if you, yourself, view life as a glass half empty, then this collection of pessimistic contemplations is just for you. It is part of a brand-new range of Winnie-the-Pooh gift books for adults - a beautifully presented range of four books to collect and enjoy! Also available in the Now We Are Grown Up Winnie-the-Pooh gift book series: Winnie-the-Pooh: Doubt & Disquiet for Worriers 9781405291972 Winnie-the-Pooh: Deep Thoughts & Ponderings for the Wise 9781405291965 Winnie-the-Pooh: Little Somethings & Smackerels for Food Lovers 9781405291958
What?' said Piglet, with a jump. And then, to show that he hadn't been frightened, he jumped up and down once or twice in an exercising sort of way. It's hardly surprising that Piglet, a Very Small Animal, should find the Hundred Acre Wood a rather alarming place. Full of nervously twitching ears and an extreme lack of pluck, this is the perfect gift for those of an anxious disposition. It is part of a brand-new range of Winnie-the-Pooh gift books for adults - a beautifully presented range of four books to collect and enjoy! Also available in the Now We Are Grown Up Winnie-the-Pooh gift book series: Winnie-the-Pooh: Deep Thoughts & Ponderings for the Wise 9781405291965 Winnie-the-Pooh: Gloom & Doom for Pessimists 9781405291118 Winnie-the-Pooh: Little Somethings & Smackerels for Food Lovers 9781405291958
Six women. Four weeks. One house. Who will be left on The Shelf?
Everyone in Amy's life seems to be getting married (or so Instagram tells her), and she feels like she's falling behind. So, when her boyfriend surprises her with a dream holiday to a mystery destination, she thinks this is it - he's going to finally pop the Big Question. But the dream turns into a nightmare when she finds herself on the set of a Big Brother-style reality television show, The Shelf.
Along with five other women, Amy is dumped live on TV and must compete in a series of humiliating and obnoxious tasks in the hope of being crowned 'The Keeper'. Will Amy's time on the show make her realise there are worse things in life than being left on the shelf?
A funny, feminist and all-too-relatable novel about our obsession with coupling up, settling down and the battle we all have with accepting ourselves, The Shelf introduces the freshest new voice in women's fiction.
An extraordinary debut novel by Natasha Randall, exposing the seam of secrets within an American family, from beneath the plastic surfaces of their new 'smart' home. Love Orange charts the gentle absurdities of their lives, and the devastating consequences of casual choices. While Hank struggles with his lack of professional success, his wife Jenny, feeling stuck and beset by an urge to do good, becomes ensnared in a dangerous correspondence with a prison inmate called John. Letter by letter, John pinches Jenny awake from the "marshmallow numbness" of her life. The children, meanwhile, unwittingly disturb the foundations of their home life with forays into the dark net and strange geological experiments. Jenny's bid for freedom takes a sour turn when she becomes the go-between for John and his wife, and develops an unnatural obsession for the orange glue that seals his letters... Love Orange throws open the blinds of American life, showing a family facing up to the modern age, from the ascendancy of technology, the predicaments of masculinity, the pathologising of children, the epidemic of opioid addiction and the tyranny of the WhatsApp Gods. The first novel by the acclaimed translator is a comic cocktail, an exuberant skewering of contemporary anxieties and prejudices.
As told through a mix of comics, doodles, and journal entries, it's Victor Starspeeder's third year at Jedi Academy! It's also his first year EVER without his sister, Christina. Plus, things at Jedi Academy are... weird. After last year's security breach, Principal Marr has been demoted and replaced with Commander ZC-04, a big, scary droid. There's a curfew, new regulations, and everyone is on edge. But when Victor and his friends dig a little deeper into the changes at the school, they find that there's a lot more to this story than the droids want to admit! It's an all-new, out-of-this-world Jedi Academy adventure as The Principal Strikes Back!
As told through a mix of comics, doodles, and journal entries, Christina Starspeeder takes us on a new adventure at an all-new Jedi Academy campus! Christina survived her first year at her new school... Barely. Studying under one of the coolest Jedi mentors in the world (Skia Ro) and her sassy droid is hard enough. A new year, with even more new classes, teachers and adventures? That might be more than this young Padawan can handle!
'The QI Elves are barnstormingly brilliant. Everything in this book reminds us of the extraordinary science, nature, history, humanity and everyday wonders that surround us.' Zoe Ball The QI Elves are the brains behind the enduringly popular BBC TV panel show QI. Every Wednesday the Elves appear on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show where they answer the ponderings and wonderings of BBC Radio 2's most inquisitive listeners. Dive into a splendid collection of unusual questions and unexpected answers that are sure to make your head spin on topics ranging from goosebumps to grapefruit, pizza to pirates and everything in-between. Generously sprinkled with extra facts and questions from the Elves, Funny You Should Ask . . . is essential reading for the incurably curious. How much water would you need to put out the Sun? If spiders can walk on the ceiling, why can't they get out of the bath? Why do dads make such bad jokes? Why does red mean 'stop' and green mean 'go'? Can I dig a tunnel to the other side of the Earth? How do plant seeds know which way is up? Can you fill up a black hole? Who popularised the recorder, and where can I get hold of them? For more from the team behind QI, visit qi.com. You can also follow QI's fact-filled Twitter account @qikipedia and listen to their weekly podcast at nosuchthingasafish.com
Victor Starspeeder is back at Jedi Academy for year #2, but it's not going the way he'd planned. He was excited about Drama Club and hoped to get the lead in this year's musical... But a new kid got the role. He keeps oversleeping and getting to class late . . . Worst of all, his big sister Christina is getting ready to graduate from Jedi Academy, and there are rumors going around that she's a Sith! What's a Padawan to do? In times when he feels more alone than ever, Victor will have to trust the ways of the Force and his friends if he's going to survive year two in this all-new chapter in the Jedi Academy series.
Who are the greatest villains, the direst leaders and most offensive personalities to have spread their regrettable influence throughout the modern world? Be it through politics, war, sport, culture or just their general idiocy? Well, take your pick… From Adolf to Zuckerberg – via Mao and Mountbatten, OJ and Osama – 50 People Who Stuffed Up The World is filled with the nastiest names from the 20th century and beyond. These are men of infamy (and a handful of women) who have steered our good ship Humanity towards the World-War-fighting, smart-phone-tapping age we are mired in today, be it through their totalitarian visions of global dominance (Stalin, King Leopold II), ruinous warmongering (Hideki Tojo, George W Bush) or tragic megalomania (Idi Amin, Saddam Hussein). But the obvious political despots and historical heavy-hitters are just the half of it; there’s also the archetypal modern terrorist (Carlos the Jackal), the man behind the global obesity epidemic (Ancel Keys), the clothes-less emperor of modern art (Charles Saatchi), the world’s most notorious drug baron (Pablo Escobar), the father of the A-bomb (Robert Oppenheimer), architects of a failed social experiments (DF Malan & HF Verwoerd), the less expected sports villains (Lance Armstrong, Diego Maradona), the talentless icons of modern celebrity-dom (Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber) and our current surreal car-crash-in-motion (Donald Trump, of course). The result is a book with global appeal that is part popular history, part social commentary, and all entertainment.
The book behind the viral internet sensation of "The Scottish Granny" reading this story to her grandchild, viewed over 3 million times.
This irresistible gift set contains the bestselling book in paperback and a cute and cuddly Wonky Donkey plush toy. Based on the popular song, THE WONKY DONKEY picture book has sold over two million copies worldwide.
Who ever heard of a spunky hanky-panky cranky stinky-dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey? Perfect for reading aloud, this hilarious picture book will have children - and adults - braying with laughter!
Hierdie rubrieke is liries, evokatief, diep menslik, met humor en ŉ plattelandse ambience. Petro skryf sedert 2012 vir Die Burger rubrieke en was voltyds vir vier jaar lank die Dinsdag-rubriekskrywer vir Beeld.
Verskeie van haar artikels is in Rapport Weekliks en Huisgenoot gepubliseer. Sy word in 2019 deur die Cordus-trust vereer met die Orde van die Beiteltjie van die Afrikaanse Woordkunsakademie vir “haar besondere bydrae tot Afrikaans met unieke onderwerpe waarmee sy die kuns vervolmaak het om sinvol te skryf oor die mens en alledaagse stories van die gewone lewe.”
The day has finally come for the Tempest Founder's Festival to kick off! From live concerts to incredible feats of monster engineering (and most of all, the massive labyrinth), revelers are sure to have their minds blown. And who should decide to participate in the battle tournament than the hero himself, Lightspeed Masayuki?!
Ever wondered how to make a garden attractive in December? Or what to do with that corner by the dustbin? Answers to these questions can be found in this compact and charming book of tips for the green-fingered, accompanied by Heath Robinson's highly inventive and humorous cartoons. First published in 1938, the book gives an insight into gardening trends on the eve of the Second World War while also addressing common concerns faced by gardeners. It features many typically elaborate contraptions such as the Combined Telescopic Spaderake for digging and raking at the same time, the Inebriate Roller for making wobbly garden paths and the Osoeezi Slugsticker. While some are patently ridiculous - a lawn is de-thistled and resown with the help of a barrel of grass seed strapped onto a small donkey - others are before their time, such as a special pump that can divert your bathwater into your garden hose, a contraption that is not wildly dissimilar to gadgets on the market today. Finally, the growing of vegetables inspires some sage advice: 'with the right kind of upbringing, a marrow will attain astonishing dimensions, and can be used for boasting purposes.' Poking gentle fun at a British obsession with a detailed illustration on almost every page, this book will delight both aspiring and experienced gardeners alike.
Legendary cricket broadcaster Henry Blofeld takes the reader on a journey from A-Z through the world of cricket. In his trademark charming style, Blowers goes through the alphabet, explaining some of the puzzling cricket terminology and regaling his favourite anecdotes from his fifty years in the sport. This gift book is perfect for fans of cricket who want to understand the sport from Henry's unique point of view - this is a humorous and entertaining jaunt through the cricket landscape.
Did you know that one of the world's sharpest and most forensic minds inhabited the persona of an attractive old lady, with pink cheeks and blue eyes, and a gentle, rather fussy manner? Discover the secrets of Miss Marple in this gorgeous book of her quotes and sayings, and an essay by Agatha Christie appearing for the first time in any book! 'Really, I have no gifts - except perhaps a certain knowledge of human nature.' Everyone in St Mary Mead knew Miss Marple: fluffy and dithery in appearance, but inwardly as sharp and as shrewd as they make them. 'This is a wicked murderer, Inspector - and the wicked should not go unpunished.' Now, in her own words, discover the razor-sharp mind of the world's favourite armchair sleuth, and the wit and wisdom of the Queen of Crime who created her. Includes an exclusive essay by Agatha Christie written to promote the Miss Marple stories: Does a Woman's Instinct Make Her a Good Detective?
The thirteenth (lucky for us!) title in the bestselling Tom Gates series of books from the brilliantly talented Liz Pichon. Having two sets of grandparents is turning out to be very good for me. The Wrinklies are keen on giving presents AND they're planning a family outing which is going to be EPIC! Even Delia wants to come. (I can always ignore her.) Tom Gates is a series of books 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 COLLECT THE WHOLE SERIES Brilliant World of Tom Gates (#1) Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff) (#2) Everything's Amazing (sort of) (#3) Genius Ideas (mostly) (#4) Tom Gates is Absolutely Fantastic (at some things) ( Extra Special Treats (not) (#6) A Tiny Bit Lucky (#7) Tom Gates:Yes! No. (Maybe...) (#8) Top of the Class (Nearly) (#9) Super Good Skills (Almost...) (#10) DogZombies Rule (For now...) (#11) Family, Friends and Furry Creatures (#12) Epic Adventure (kind of) (#13) Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans (#14) What Monster? (#15) Mega Make and Do and Stories Too! (#16) The Music Book
Don't you just hate people who view karaoke as their chance to shine? Sitting in a chair that's shorter than anyone else's? Holding the ketchup bottle over your French fries and the first thing that comes out is red water? Trading bad date stories with someone you're having a bad date with? In 2004, Scott Cohen wrote the first edition of Don't You Just Hate That?, a backlist gem with 159,000 copies in print. But while the rest of us moved on, occasionally muttering under our breath at all the things that aggravated us, Scott never stopped adding to his finely honed list, and voila--Don't You Just Hate That?, Second Edition, an update both timely and timeless, now with 904 of life's little annoyances, irritations, gripes, grievances, and petty pretensions. A true connoisseur of the vexatious, Scott Cohen returns with a selection of exasperating things, people, situations, complaints, and attitudes that everyone who's ever had a bad day can appreciate. Like: Watching a movie with your parents that shows full-frontal nudity. Having to make that face to people in the hallway that implies "Hey." When it takes a scissors to open a plastic package that the scissors is in. Yoga instructors who smoke. Pop-up ads that offer the removal of pop-up ads. That bacon will never be considered a vegetable. When everything a cynic warns you about is happening.
Fall in love all over again with the lovable and quirky staff of Dunder Mifflin. For nine seasons, The Office aired on NBC with consistently high ratings and was one of the most popular comedy series on TV. Today, everyone's favorite show continues to air on off-network syndication on Comedy Central, the Paramount Network, and Cozi TV, and streaming on Netflix, where it has picked up more fans of all ages along the way, including younger millennials. There is something so iconic and memorable about the Office Christmas episodes and this hilarious gift book for Office fans features all seven office Christmas episodes, Jim and Pam's Christmas pranks, Michael Scott's holiday cocktails list, the rules of Yankee swap, finding the perfect present for your office crush as told by Andy, how to host Christmas like the Schrutes, and more, alongside memorable quotes and 50 full-color images from the show.
Have you ever wondered exactly what your cat is thinking? What they're trying to tell you with that strange pose and wild expression? Wonder no more! Reasons My Cat Is Mad is an illustrated journey through the elusive minds of our furry companions, from the creator of the hit Twitter account Poorly Drawn Cats. For years, Heloisa Nora has captivated the internet with her sketches, and now she's giving her pets a forever home in this warm and witty collection. Whether these cats are mad about bath time or disgruntled at their dinner options, Heloisa has compiled their antics into a feline hall of fame for all to enjoy.
The smash hit Sunday Times bestseller. Tuesday 8th September First day back at school. I am going to 100% nail being a school mummy this year. I can totally do this. Yes, this year is definitely going to be much better - I am absolutely not going to shout at the children, let them stuff their faces with crisps or goggle away on the iPad. And I most certainly will not slump on the sofa at the end of the day, glugging wine and muttering `FML' repeatedly. Unfortunately I have not yet actually managed to buy the bento boxes for their lunches or book jiu jitsu lessons, and I will have to learn to like green tea, as it is foul, and I have not yet mastered French plaits, but I am quietly confident that these are mere details in my grand master plan... It is Mummy's 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be tiddly after a glass of Pinot Grigio and says things like `Oooh gosh, are you having another glass?' But Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night of women with sensible haircuts who `live for their children' and stand in the playground trying to trump each other with their offspring's extracurricular activities and achievements, and boasting about their latest holidays. Instead, she clutches a large glass of wine, muttering `FML' over and over again. Until she remembers the gem of an idea she's had...
WINNER OF THE THURBER PRIZE
The compelling, inspiring, (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.
One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life. As host of the US hit show The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, he provides viewers around the globe with their nightly dose of biting satire, but here Noah turns his focus inward, giving readers a deeply personal, heartfelt and humorous look at the world that shaped him.
Noah was born a crime, son of a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the first years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, take him away.
A collection of eighteen personal stories, Born a Crime tells the story of a mischievous young boy growing into a restless young man as he struggles to find his place in a world where he was never supposed to exist. Born a Crime is equally the story of that young man's fearless, rebellious and fervently religious mother - a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence and abuse that ultimately threatens her own life.
Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Noah illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and an unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a personal portrait of an unlikely childhood in a dangerous time, as moving and unforgettable as the very best memoirs and as funny as Noah's own hilarious stand-up. Born a Crime is a must read.
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