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Britain's very own embarrassing (royal) granddad turned 90 this year and this shamefully funny collection of the Duke's greatest gaffes celebrates the best from a lifetime of quotes that made the nation groan and then laugh with embarrassment. With illustrations throughout, this is a laugh-out-loud funny tribute to the master of mis-speaking: When accepting a figurine from a woman during a visit to Kenya he said: 'You are a woman aren't you?' He asked a Scottish driving instructor how he 'kept the natives off the booze' long enough to get a licence. In Cardiff he told children from the British Deaf Association, who were stood by a Caribbean steel band: 'If you're near that music it's no wonder you're deaf'. 'Still throwing spears?' - a question to an Aborigine during a visit to Australia.
In the sixth book in the Don Camillo series all is peaceful in the village we know so well. The people are cheerful and friendly and exercise their famous sense of humour, but then the elections are upon us, a storm breaks, and the village priest discovers that the last straw can break even a Camillo's back...
Sandveldstories is ’n keur uit Ferdinand Deist se gewilde kontreistories uit Pofadder en Peddelford, Die pomporrel-kônsert en ander Sandveldstories en Bom Appeltiet op Eselspoort. Die stories, geskryf in tipiese streekstaal, handel oor ’n unieke wêreld en sy mense, sommige groots soos hul omgewing, of klein en dwaas soos mense ook maar is.
Ferdinand Deist was ’n gesoute storieman en fyn waarnemer. Sy verhale is humoristies en tydloos, sy karakters kleurryk, en sy vertelwyse is soos ’n bontspul vygies wat in ’n dorre landskap uitbars.
Sandveldstories sluit onder meer die volgende stories in:
- “Die oorbesige prekkereer”
- “Die dood van die founmannetjie”
- “Hermaans Askies se opperasie”
- “Die suster m't die snôr”
- “Frans en Lakkie se Peddelford”
- “Ta' Anna se wye tanne”
- “Die plaag van Bawel”
- “Petrus se ontydige soenery”
Let freedom ding! Use this bell to announce your needs and demands at work or home. This classic concierge-bell design communicates your needs without saying a word. Express yourself: Ding it once for "Stop", ding it twice for "Don't Stop" Enjoy the sound of decisive action with this novelty-gift pick One of many Knock Knock-approved stocking stuffer ideas for rambunctious friends or coworkers Bell: 3.5 inches in diameter
You know you're having a senior moment when... ... you need a pen and paper just to order a round of drinks. Getting old? Join the club! This upbeat collection of all-too-common mishaps, sprinkled with quotes from wise old sages, will have you nodding in agreement and chuckling at all your lovable foibles.
The much-loved Guardian columnist asks what it takes to make a husband, and looks to his own married life to provide the answer.* *Anything resembling advice should be taken at reader's own risk. You'll never get divorced if you never get married. Not even your granny minds if you live in sin anymore. And if you're single you can choose curtains without somebody else butting in. So why bother with marriage? It can't just be an easy way round having to buy your own deodorant. Guardian columnist Tim Dowling is a husband of some twenty years. His marriage is resounding proof that even the most impossible partnership can work out for the best. Some of the time. So while this book is called 'How To be a Husband', it's not really a how-to guide at all. Nor is it a compendium of petty remarks and brinkmanship - although it contains plenty of both. You may pick up a few DIY hints. You might learn that while marriage is founded on love, it endures through bloody hard work. Most likely it will make you whimper with the laughter of painful recognition. 'How To be a Husband' is a cautionary tale about throwing caution to the wind. It's the strange romance of two people consenting to share a roll-on. It's a new manifesto for marriage and an answer to why, even when we suck at it, we stick at it.
CHEERING WORDS FOR NEARLY-NEWLYWEDS It's going to be the happiest day of your life. Well, it'll need to be after the months of planning and preparation. That honeymoon can't come soon enough! Here's a book packed with quotations to help you keep smiling until the day you say 'I do'.
Planet Earth is brimming with love, and this book is filled with ways to express it. Compiled with a far-flung team of linguistic consultants from Dubai to Shanghai, the I Love You Pocket Translator will enable you to speak the language of love wherever your globe-trotting heart may lead you. Each phrase includes an easy-to-follow phonetic pronunciation and a map highlighting countries where it is most commonly spoken Includes 103 diverse languages, from Albanian to Zulu, as well as fanciful ones, such as Pig Latin, Klingon, and Elvish! Sets the bar high for "I love you" gifts-after all, is there a greater gift than saying "I love you"? Love gifts? Especially no-fuss ones? This title's here for you on Valentine's Day, anniversaries, or any time you need to show some love. 3.85 x 5.20 inches; 128 pages
Life on Earth is full of F-bomb moments and awful people, and this book is filled with ways to express your true feelings about them. Compiled with a far-flung team of linguistic consultants from Dubai to Shanghai, the Fuck You Pocket Translator will enable you to express your outrage with international flair. Each phrase includes an easy-to-follow phonetic pronunciation, and a map highlighting countries it is most commonly spoken Includes 103 diverse languages, from Albanian to Zulu, as well as fanciful ones, such as Pig Latin, Klingon, and Elvish! Want fun books to take with you abroad? Here you go. One of many Knock Knock-approved stocking stuffer ideas for those with irreverent humor 3.85 x 5.20 inches; 128 pages
'This book is great because it covers everything in existence apart from the 95% of stuff not worth bothering with' Philomena Cunk, star of Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe, Moments of Wonder and Cunk on Britain, Cunk & Other Humans 'Essential reading for these slipshod times' Al Murray Once in a blue moon, a book comes along that changes the world. The Origin of Species. War and Peace. 1984. The World According to Danny Dyer. And now, Cunk on Everything: The Encyclopedia Philomena, by Philomena Cunk. Philomena Cunk is one of the greatest thinkers of the 21st century, and in Cunk on Everything she turns her attention to our biggest issue: why are there so many books? Wouldn't it be better if there was just one? This is that book - an encyclopedia of ALL HUMAN KNOWLEDGE, from sausages to Henry of Eight to Brush Strokes to vegetarian sausages. Read it, and you'll never have to read another book again. 'This is a book' Philomena Cunk 'Never contact me again' Professor Rupert Delgado, MBE 'Cunk for PM' Rachel Riley '. . . book . . .' Guardian 'Truly the intellect for our baffling times' The Times 'This book is absolutely stupid' The Pool
A collection of classical practical jokes for everyone (except the victim) to enjoy. Leave your friends and enemies with egg on their face (literally) or humiliated (but happy!).
The first and only practical guide on how to become F1 Champion, for the millions of Grand Prix fans who have always dreamed of making it onto the podium.
Are you the next Lewis Hamilton?
How to be F1 Champion provides you with the complete guide to hitting the big time in top-flight motorsport, starting wiht the basics, including the correct look, how to manage your social media account, the art of champagne spraying and how to wear a massive watch.
Then you'll be ready to learn more advanced skills such as inserting 'for sure' at the start of every sentence, talking about key sponsors while sounding like the force is draining from your body, and psychologically crushing your teammate without him noticing.
How to be F1 Champion also sets out a strategy for hiring your entourage, and how to treat them once they're on the payroll.
Helpful illustrations accompany the text throughout.
See you on the podium!
Think you know L.A.? Dive into this expert debunking that disproves myths and cliches about the world's most misunderstood city then, like, think again. Foreword by food critic Jonathan Gold and bitchin' cover blurb from L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti Full of little-known factoids about the City of Angels for example, L.A. has more PhDs than any other city in the U.S.! By Jen Bilik (a 20-year L.A. resident) with Kate Sullivan (an L.A. native!), actually written IN Los Angeles, coincidentally where Knock Knock's global HQ is located Paperback; 8.5 x 6.25 inches, 168 pages
Simon Drew's first book published by ACC was A Book of Bestial Nonsense, setting a high standard for the pursuit of nonsensical intellectualism and poppycock. Many years later, Fowl Fleas and Fancy Fauna, Simon's latest book, concentrates on the Animal Kingdom again, following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin in seeking to offer a unifying theory on our existence: humankind has developed an acute sense of the ludicrous and Simon is an expert in ridiculous behaviour. So will this book be compared to the Origin of Species? We leave the readers to make up their own minds - if, indeed, they are still in possession of their wits after reading this book. Either way any library would be a poorer place without this book and it is expected that the Nobel committee will be in contact soon.
Edward Monkton's most profound, quirky and inspirational illustrations are brought together in this exquisitely designed collection. Following the phenomenal success of such stylish and original books as The Lady and the Chocolate, The Pig of Happiness, The Shoes of Salvation, Love and The Penguin of Death, Edward Monkton now assembles his drawings and thoughts on friendship. The Friends can connect in a mysterious way without even speaking. Perhaps they have amazing magical powers. Perhaps they are both just peculiar in the head. Edward Monkton's surprisingly philosophical take on all aspects of love, life and happiness have made Monkton's drawings a mark of good taste year in, year out.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 PARLIAMENTARY BOOK AWARDS THE SUNDAY TIMES BEST SELLER 'Will ruffle some feathers.' Stylist 'There's nobody else at Westminster quite like Jess Phillips. She is fearless and funny, riotous and rebellious, maverick and mischievous.' The Times 'Jess Phillips is a heroine' J.K. Rowling 'Truth to Power treats politics as what we need to remember it is: the solving of problems in people's lives, which one attempts by coming up with a plan and working with everyone. The purpose of the book is to show readers how they can change things too. I've been at events where she's been the surprise guest, and the audience jumped to their feet and whooped like Chrissie Hynde had come on stage to play Brass in Pocket, because someone like Jess Phillips in politics does a powerful thing. It makes millions of women like her think, "If she can do politics, maybe I could do politics too."' Caitlin Moran YOU HAVE MORE POWER THAN YOU THINK. At a time when many of us feel the world isn't listening, Jess Phillips offers inspiration to those of us who want to speak out and make a difference. No stranger to speaking truth to power herself, she will help you dig deep and get organised, finding the courage and the tools you need to take action. As well as bringing us hope through her own experiences Jess talks to the accidental heroes who have been brave enough to risk everything, become whistle-blowers and successfully fight back. These inspiring people, often living everyday lives, who then found themselves at the centre of the storm and spoke truth to power include: Zelda Perkins, the personal assistant who first called-out Harvey Weinstein; Paul Caruana Galizia, son of murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia; Tom Watson the British MP who successfully took on the Murdoch press empire and won; Sara Rowbotham, the sexual-health worker who uncovered the abuse of young girls by gangs of Asian men in Rochdale - and the subsequent cover-up by the authorities; Natasha Elcock, resident of Grenfell Tower and chair of Grenfell United, the pressure group set up by families after the disaster; Cara Sanquest from the campaign to legalise women's right to choose abortion in Ireland. Entertaining, empowering and uncompromising, TRUTH TO POWER is the book we all need to help us call time on the seemingly unstoppable tide of bullshit in our lives.
P.J. O'Rourke says we've worked ourselves into a state of anger and perplexity, and it's no surprise because perplexed and angry is what America has always been about. This uproarious look at the current state of these United States includes essays like "Woke to the Sound of Laughter," about the upside of being "woke" (and unable to get back to sleep); "Sympathy vs. Empathy," which considers whether it's better to hold people's hands or bust into their heads; a brief digression "On the Additional Hell of the Internet of Things" because your juicer is sending fake news to your FitBit about what's in your refrigerator; and many more. Dotted with a quiz to determine where you stand on the spectrum of "Coastals vs. Heartlanders;" "An Inaugural Address I'd Like to Hear" (ask not what your country can do for you. Ask me how I can get the hell out of here); and an impassioned argument on licensing politicians (we license doctors, we license dentists, we license beauticians...), this is P.J. at his finest.
Move from apprentice to master with assertiveness advice from the Star Wars™ galaxy's most powerful leaders, including Darth Vader, Palpatine, and Supreme Leader Snoke.
Negotiating the workplace can be an impossible task, especially if that workplace is a towering, all-powerful force intent on taking over the galaxy. Whether your day-to-day work involves developing plans to build the Death Star, building a rebellion, or simply trying to make the printer work, the leaders of the Star Wars universe offer essential guidance on how to assertively deal with common professional pitfalls.
Find out how to get a promotion, beat the competition, manage difficult employees, and move from intern to CEO with top tips from Star Wars: Be More Vader and the most powerful villains in the Star Wars movies.
The perfect gift for colleagues and friends alike, Star Wars: Be More Vader is a tongue-in-cheek guide on how to advance your career, featuring favourite moments from the Star Wars series alongside hilarious advice and iconic, inspirational Star Wars quotes.
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For girls growing up in 1950's Britain, "Girl" was essential reading. Each week there would be another gripping installment of "Susan of St Brides - Nurse of the Year"; Lettice Leefe, the greenest girl in the school, would get herself into heaps of trouble; advice column "Mother Tells You How" would provide wise words on how to pack for a holiday weekend; "Concerning You" would reveal how to choose the most flattering spectacles and the Girl Picture Gallery of lovely paintings to cut out and keep would feature pin-ups of the day such as Humphrey Littleton and Princess Margaret, and a variety of delightful woodland creatures and garden birds. "The Best of "Girl"" is a fascinating window onto this hilariously wholesome bygone age of fine upstanding virtue for those too young to remember it, and a completely compulsive nostalgia trip for those who aren't.
Following the phenomenal success of such stylish and original books as The Lady and the Chocolate, The Pig of Happiness, The Shoes of Salvation, Love and The Penguin of Death, Edward Monkton now assembles his funny, sometimes surreal and suprisingly philisophical drawings and thoughts on Christmas. The Wonderful Xmas Undies So powerful was their spell that ladies sighed with pleasure at their beauty and grown men fell to their knees and wept. Edward Monkton's surprisingly philosophical take on all aspects of love, life and happiness have made Monkton's drawings stylish collectors' items and a mark of good taste year in, year out.
Brace yourself, Frankie's back, and he's more outspoken and brilliantly inappropriate than ever. There are fears that this year could see the start of a double-dip recession, or worse still a double-dip-with-misery-sprinkles and f**k-where's-my-job?-sauce. Why not chuckle into the howling void as taloned fingers reach up to consume you with Frankie Boyle's new book, Work! Consume! Die! In Work! Consume! Die! stand-up comedy's favourite pessimist, Frankie Boyle, offers his outrageous, laugh-out-loud, cynical rant on life as he knows it. He describes your reality as viewed through a bloodshot eye pressed against a shit-smeared telescope, focused on hell: * `Charlie Sheen's life consists of going on huge drug benders with groups of porn stars. If he straightened himself out he could have a really mediocre career as a bit-part Hollywood actor. Playing the role of Martin Sheen's corpse. He's crazy like a fox! And also actually crazy. What a tragic waste, not being Charlie Sheen is. How majestic it will be for him to die, possibly quite soon, knowing that when they make a movie of his life, it will be a porno.' * `The X Factor will be allowed to show product placements. That's powerful advertising. Last series I realised that looking at the judges alone had made me subconsciously buy a gnome, a scrag-end of mutton, a vacuous mannequin and a suspected gay.' * `The Taliban are running out of bullets. Operation `Get our troops to absorb them with their bodies' is finally paying off. The Taliban are finding it impossible to get hold of essential supplies - at last we're fighting on equal terms. But let's not get complacent. Just because they're running out of bullets we mustn't assume our boys won't get shot. Remember, the US troops have still got plenty.' A no-holds-barred tour de force of comic writing, Work! Consume! Die! is Frankie Boyle at his brutal, taboo-busting best. This is nothing more or less than the clanging call to arms of a dying mechanical God.
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