Introduction by Lorin Clarke
This book tells the story of John Clarke's writing life, including the fan letter he sent to All Black Terry Lineen when he was ten, a golf instruction manual unlike any other, Anna Kareninain forty-three words, and the m... read more
An epic historical joke and fact book from TV legend Sir Tony Robinson, author of the bestselling The Worst Children's Jobs in History and the Weird World of Wonders series.Sir Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders Joke Book is hilarious historical f... read more
From flying cars to amphibious vehicles, solar-powered saloons to rockets on wheels, these are over 50 of the most wacky cars ever devised. Fancy a car that drives sideways? Try the Jeep Hurricane. Or maybe a car in which the windows change color according to your mood for a more serene and health-givi... read more
In the venerable tradition of the "AA Members' Handbook", "Top Gear" provides its own essential almanac for today's motorists, with information on everything from buying cars and car maintenance to taking your car on holiday in Great Britain or 'not Great Britain'. You'll find a mileage chart and new r... read more
Designing and making cars is an expensive thing to do. So is racing them. All told, the car business spends billions every year and with such vast sums at stake you'd think the people involved wouldn't give desk space to Captain Cockup. Sadly, you would be wrong. Every department in every car firm and... read more
|Series:||William Shakespeare's Star Wars|
When the best-selling William Shakespeare's Star Wars presented the original George Lucas trilogy in the form of an Elizabethan drama, the results blew the minds of Star Wars fans and Shakespeare buffs alike. Now the curtai... read more
From the author of record-breaking million copy bestseller and 2018 Book of the Year, This is Going to Hurt.
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat... but 1.4 million NHS staff are heading off to work. In this perfect present for anyone who has ever ... read more
For everyone who loves playing with language and can't resist a witty poem or turn of phrase, here is a little gem of a book guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. Just try reading one of these twimericks out loud in front of a roomful of friends and you are guaranteed to laugh - and have eve... read more
Lonely Planet's original Signspotting books garnered phenomenal worldwide sales of over 300,000 copies. And now the world of gaffes and miscommunications is back with Ultimate Signspotting, a round-up of the world's most perplexing signs and garbled messages. Over 100 of the mo... read more
'If you point my smart phone at the sky, its star-gazing app can supposedly identify and name planets outside of our galaxy. Extraordinary - but even more extraordinary is that it can't actually make telephone calls. Trying to get a s... read more
This is a witty and comprehensive exploration of euphemestic language and what our euphemisms reveal about us.