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  • Insulting Englishby Peter Novobatzky; Ammon Shea

    St. Martin's Press 2001; US$ 6.79

    At last, a compendium of ingeniously insulting words for every occasion. For anyone who's been stymied by the level of sloth, bad looks and low intelligence of his fellow man (and woman), help is on the way. You can't change the tiresome creatures around you, but now you can describe them behind their backs with pleasing specificity. Yes, Insulting... more...

  • The Taking Treeby Shrill Travesty; Lucy Ruth Cummins

    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2011; US$ 10.99

    We all know the story of the “selfless” tree that gave all she had just to make sure a young boy was “happy.” This is a different tree. This is a different boy. This is a very different book. The Taking Tree is not pleased when the boy takes her twigs to pick on his sister, or when he cuts off her branches to build a house that he burns for insurance... more...

  • Another Weird Year 4by Huw Davies

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 9.86

    In time-honoured fashion, Another Weird Year 4 brings you the stories that no lover of bizarre, inexplicable and downright hilarious news items can afford to miss, all handily grouped by theme (Love and Marriage, Law and Order, Animals etc). Read about: the blind man banned from saying 'phlegm'; the woman who bored a burglar to sleep with her family... more...

  • Another Weird Yearby Huw Davies

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.09

    Fiction will never be able to compete with the bizarre nuggets of truth continually thrown up in the daily news. This bumper collection of the year's weirder gems, taken from news sources around the world, and organised into thematic chapters (Sex, Animals, Politics, Sport etc.),includes such tales as the chimpanzee who made crank phone calls, the... more...

  • Another Weird Year IIby Huw Davies

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 9.86

    This brand new collection of strange news stories covers a year of hilarious-but-true gems from around the world. In this new volume of stories from the inexplicable to the downright ridiculous, the snippets are again grouped by theme (Sex, Animals, Sports, Politics etc.) and cover such tales as: a man who faked being deaf and dumb for seven years... more...

  • Dr Dale's Zombie Dictionaryby Dr Dale Seslick

    Allison & Busby 2010; US$ 8.99

    Worried about what to do in the event of the dead rising from their graves and trying to destroy humanity? Worry no more! With the help of numerous films and Wikipedia, Dr Dale has compiled this rigorously researched A-Z list of everything you need to know about zombies: how to recognise them, how to fight them and even how to classify them. He can... more...

  • Emus Can't Walk Backwardsby Robert Anwood

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.09

    Did Ernie Wise really make the first mobile phone call in the UK? Did Isaac Newton invent the cat flap? Is a smurf really three apples tall? 'Pub facts' are the improbable, bizarre and yet somehow convincing claims that are often wheeled out by armchair scientists, amateur lawyers and pub historians. They'll tell you, without a shadow of a doubt,... more...

  • The Hell of it Allby Charlie Brooker

    Guardian Faber Publishing 2009; US$ 11.66

    Brooker on the BNP Party Political Broadcast: 'Nick Griffin's first line is "Don't turn it off!", which in terms of opening gambits is about as enticing as hearing someone shout "Try not to be sick!" immediately prior to intercourse.' Brooker on Philip from The Apprentice : 'If it were legal or even possible to do so, he'd probably marry himself,... more...

  • The Complete Book of Sistersby Luisa Dillner

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 13.12

    A sister is for life: your best friend, or your worst enemy. She is the yardstick by which you measure how well you're doing and the keeper of your family secrets. She may be the first person you rush to when something wonderful happens or the one whose shoulder you cry on. She's the one you're compared to and the one to compete with. In this entertaining... more...

  • More Awkward Situations for Menby Danny Wallace

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.27

    Danny is back with more hilarious true-life stories of hopeless modern manhood A husband andnow a new father, Danny Wallace is a man who struggles to understand theunspoken rules of society... For example,when do you hug? And when do you NOT hug? How do youreact when you realise that yesterday's underpants might still be in yourtrousers? What... more...