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  • The Bed of Procrustesby Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 12.78

    In this profound and playful book, Nassim Nicholas Taleb presents his ideas about life in the form of aphorisms, the world's earliest - and most memorable - literary form. Procrustes was a character from Greek mythology who abducted travellers and invited them to spend the night in a special bed, which they had to fit to perfection. They never... more...

  • Funny You Should Say Thatby Andrew Martin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 14.38

    'A fool and his words are soon parted' wrote William Shenstone in 1764; one might add that 'A wit and his words are rarely collected'. Here is the antidote: a dazzling survey of the funniest remarks, quips and observations from Ancient Rome, the Bible and Chaucer right up to The Simpsons and Little Britain. Over 5,000 of the very funniest remarks to... more...

  • Keep Calm for Ladiesby Ebury Publishing

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.04

    Well, it just gets worse and worse doesn't it? Collapsing banks, collapsing countries, massive government cuts, rising debt, inflation and the possibility of a double dip. It's amid all this uncertainty that the already embattled modern woman needs the best advice she can get about how to be as cool and calm in life as possible. Keep Calm for Ladies... more...

  • Keep Calm for Chapsby Ebury Publishing

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.04

    My word, it just gets worse and worse doesn't it? Collapsing banks, collapsing countries, massive government cuts, rising debt, inflation and a double dip recession. It's amid all this uncertainty that the already embattled modern man needs the best advice he can get about how to be the best he can. Keep Calm for Chaps offers the same pearls of... more...

  • The Quotable Mark Twainby R. Kent Rasmussen

    McGraw-Hill Education 1998; US$ 24.00

    Here are more than 1,800 quotations, organized from A-to-Z, from America's consummate author--Mark Twain. A must-have for all Twain collectors, The Quotable Mark Twain is filled with his opinions about the people he knew, the places he's been, and the books he wrote, as well as more far-ranging topics, such as writers, billiards, smoking, his family,... more...

  • Possible Worlds in Humanities, Arts and Sciencesby AllÚn Sture

    De Gruyter 1989; US$ 224.00

    Possible worlds in humanities, arts, and sciences : proceedings of Nobel Symposium 65 more...

  • In the Words of South African Sporting Heroesby George Claassen

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 8.48

    South Africans embrace their sportsmen and women as heroes and symbols of hope, courage and reconciliation. Collected in In the Words of South African Sporting Heroes are comments - from the inspirational to the humorous to the downright bizarre - by those we hold with such high esteem, on subjects as diverse as Captaincy, Fame, Life, Money in Sport... more...

  • Stewart's Quotable African Womenby Julia Stewart

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 11.88

    African women have not only been witnesses to their times; they have also been actors and key players, and their role in the affairs of the continent continues to grow. The women whose voices are heard in Quotable African Women come from all walks of life, their thoughts and words cover many subjects and represent varying opinions. But one thing... more...

  • 5,000 Great One Linersby Grant Tucker

    Biteback Publishing 2012; US$ 11.65

    Whether told in the rugby clubs of Wales or the gentlemen's clubs of London, their sharpness and simplicity unites us all. Short, sweet and wickedly clever, they hold a special place in the annals of comedy, and as the rise of Twitter heralds a resurrection of the art form, there seems no better time to celebrate the immortal one-liner. In this book,... more...

  • 101 Doughnut Proverbsby David M. Abramowicz

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2012; US$ 5.99

    101 Doughnut Proverbs is a collection of humorous adages related to the beloved pastry. The Author's amusing comparisons raise the awareness of the reader to important lessons in life in a comical context. more...