Author: Ian Hislop
The very best of Private Eye's unique blend of wit and humour edited by Ian Hislop. Illustrated in colour throughout with sketches, cartoons and photo-bubbles, this year's round up presents the best jokes and spoofs from the UK's best selling satirical magazine.
Author: Nick Martin
Publisher: Random House
Did you know that foreigners who want to live in Britain have to pass a government test to get in? It's true, and some of the questions are harder than "Why does everyone hate Manchester United?" So the Have I Got News For You team have, in a moving and totally out of character display of public-spiritedness, compiled this Guide to Modern Britain to help guide you around, er, modern Britain. With reassuringly jaundiced reflections on everything from the global recession, religion and the Royal Family to the NHS, education and the media, it's a handy primer to the British Constitution, even though we don't actually have one. (How clever is that?) Think of it as the sort of manual you get with a car - enough information to help you check the oil, though not enough to re-balance the steering. Packed with useless facts and unhelpful cynicism, the Have I Got News for You Guide to Modern Britain will help you understand exactly how the most ingenious, resilient, resourceful and proudest people on earth became the Twittering, touchy-feely, fame-obsessed, flu-fearing wimps that they are today.
Author: Seth Millstein
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Category: Political Science
One may think that Donald Trump knows what he’s talking about. After all, the man—as he’ll remind you at every opportunity—has made a whopping $4 million as an entrepreneur and is far ahead of his competitors in the race to become the republican nominee for the 2016 presidential election. He’s also assertive, bold, self-assured, and argumentative. He talks as if he knows what he’s talking about. And then reality sets it. He can’t actually believe the ludicrous things that come out of his mouth. Or can he? This brilliant, hilarious, and horrifying collection is a compilation of more than one hundred of the most mind-boggling, insane, crass, ignorant, and downright offensive statements he's made, Tweeted, or otherwise written. We’ll cover his thoughts on public policy, international relations, President Barack Obama, his opponents, himself—and much, much more. So buckle up, America, because common sense, experience, grace, and political knowledge—who needs them? As Trump said, he will be one of the greatest presidents “that God ever created.”
A Cartoon History
Author: Nick Newman
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
Category: Comic books, strips, etc
Filled with the funniest and most influential examples of Private Eye cartoons reflecting the social, cultural and political history of the past half century. With over 1500 comics, many of which have never been republished, this compendium is a real treasure!
The Jester's Shoes 2018
Author: Viz Magazine
A Toe-Curling Stack of the Best Bits from Issues 242-251 Mankind's constant need to do better - to climb higher, strive harder and travel further and faster - has been the unstoppable engine of progress that has driven our species on to ever greater achievements since we first crawled out of the primordial soup. Today we think nothing of travelling through space to the furthest edges of our solar system, building giant glass and steel skyscrapers that pierce the clouds, or communicating with people on the other side of the world in the blink of an eye using a smartphone no bigger than an iPod. We have harnessed the power of the wind, the sun and the atom to do our bidding, and our disposable razors increase their number of blades seemingly on a daily basis. Now a thrilling new chapter of Homo sapiens's inspirational story of progress opens with the release of Viz - The Jester's Shoes. For this year's Viz book is the BIGGEST EVER ANNUAL we have ever published! Ever! Viz - The Jester's Shoes is the 33rd annual from Britain's funniest magazine, and is a fantastic 25% bigger than its predecessors, it is a 200-page romp through the best of issues 242 to 251, including... Cartoons: The Fat Slags, Roger Mellie, Sid the Sexist, Mrs Brady, 8 Ace, Biffa Bacon and many more Entertaining and informative features: Life on Mars, Who's Who in Accident and Emergency, the Origins of Christmas and 20 Things you Never Knew about James Bond Thrilling Adventure stories: The Shark Hunters of Hammerhead Bay, Striker's Last Match, The Ghost of Greytowers and Time Travelling White Van Man Letterbocks, Top Tips and much, much more! Viz - The Jester's Shoes will surely go down in history - alongside the invention of the wheel, the discovery of fire and the Ronco Buttoneer - as one of the most important milestones in over 6 million years of human evolution. And unlike the invention of the wheel, the discovery of fire and the Ronco Buttoneer, it also makes an ideal gift for someone in that difficult �10 to �15 bracket.
Author: Barry Fantoni
Publisher: Private Eye Productions Limited
Category: English wit and humor
Author: Adam G Goodwin,Dicken Goodwin,Jonathan Parkyn
Hot on the heels of last year's surprise Christmas bestseller comes a second helping of festive Corbyn fun. The success of Christmas 2017's Unofficial Jeremy Corbyn Annual 2018 proved two things: that the annual is a great format ripe for spoofing, and that future Prime Minister or not, Jeremy Corbyn will always have a huge and dedicated cult following. This follow-up annual, all-new for 2019, is even more Corbyn-er, with more beards, more jam and more sensational soaraway socialist games, tips and puzzles. Features include: - 'Corbyn's Love Election' photo story - 'Jez Corbyn: Pilot of the Future' comic strip - 'Ask Jeremy' problem pages - 15-minute left-wing workouts - Jeremy's beard-grooming tips and Veganuary recipes plus more masks, more quizzes, more Christmas stories and more highly kissable posters for your bedroom wall.
Expert Design & Planting Techniques
Author: Ray Rogers
Publisher: Timber Press
No longer a technique just for apartment dwellers or novice gardeners, the use of ornamental containers on decks, patios, terraces, and in the garden itself can save time, space, and money, while offering experienced home gardeners unique creative challenges, site flexibility, and experimental fun. Author and award-winning horticulturist Ray Rogers takes you on an engaging exploration into basic design principles as well as how to create focal points, use water, exploit the potential of empty containers, and more. Stunning photographs by Richard Hartlage provide guidance and inspiration, as well as visually explaining each principle. Gardeners at every level of experience will find inspiration and instruction in this comprehensive book.
Author: Robert Le Roy Ripley
Category: Curiosities and wonders
The Ripley's Believe It or Not! annual has now firmly established itself as a Christmas must-have, with an ever-growing army of loyal fans. Following hot on the heels of last year's Top 10 bestseller, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2015 offers a completely new compendium of strange but true facts and amazing stories, ranging from the daredevil skateboarding mouse to the man who ate 25,000 light bulbs, and from the restaurant that uses a volcano to cook food to the robot that loves playing Rock, Paper, Scissors. Packed with amazing photographs and jaw-dropping facts, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2015 offers a feast of information and entertainment. Prepare yourself for this year's Ripley Reality Shock!
Success Stories in Injury and Violence Prevention
Author: David Hemenway
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Public health has made our lives safer—but it often works behind the scenes, without our knowledge, that is, "while we are sleeping." This book powerfully illuminates how public health works with more than sixty success stories drawn from the area of injury and violence prevention. It also profiles dozens of individuals who have made important contributions to safety and health in a range of social arenas. Highlighting examples from the United States as well as from other countries, While We Were Sleeping will inform a wide audience of readers about what public health actually does and at the same time inspire a new generation to make the world a safer place.
Author: Gary Younge
Publisher: Guardian Faber Publishing
Category: English essays
With a foreword by Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, this is a showcase of the best journalism and photography of the year from the award-winning newspaper.
Author: Stephen Moss
Publisher: Random House
10 years on from the first, groundbreaking, Planet Earth, we use the most incredible advances in technology and scientific discovery to bring you the most exciting and immersive picture of our world's wildlife yet. With over 250 breathtaking photographs and stills from the BBC Natural History Unit's spectacular footage, this is an extraordinary new look at the complex life of some of the most amazing places on Planet Earth. Each chapter reveals an environment – some never-before-seen, some astonishingly familiar – defined by a unique set of rules required for survival. From the most desolate desert to the depths of the jungle, from blistering heat and freezing cold to perpetual darkness and deadly UV, discover how a whole host of creatures have adapted to life in the most extreme conditions. And how they compete with one another to become the largest, the fastest, the most poisonous, or most devious - all in a bid to survive. Planet Earth II includes the first in-depth look at the urban environment, and the surprising range of behaviours occurring right under our noses, as well as some previously untouched island worlds. Filmed with remarkable 5k and infra-red technology, these are the challenges, the confrontations, and the triumphs of some of the most extraordinary creatures in the natural world, told from their perspective. This is our planet, as you have never seen it before.
Author: Airlie Anderson
Publisher: Child's Play International
Category: Juvenile Fiction
What better thing to do on a grey day than collect some colours? Cat decides to do just that, but where will she find them? A charming, deceptively simple story about making the most of the world around us, and giving something back in return.
A Gardener's Guide to the Best Vertical Plants
Author: Allan M. Armitage
Publisher: Timber Press
“Climbing plants are hugely underrated—this book with its lively expression of deep knowledge should encourage everyone to grow more of them.” —Noël Kingsbury Climbing plants constitute a huge, and largely untapped, resource for today’s gardeners. Because their habit of growth is primarily vertical, they can be used for utilitarian as well as ornamental purposes like providing privacy, or screening eyesores. In this comprehensive reference, renowned horticulturist Allan Armitage selects and profiles the most useful and attractive climbing plants for a wide range of sites and conditions, from well-known favourites like clematis, morning glories, and wisteria to more unusual plants like Dutchman’s pipe, passion flowers, and the tropical mandevillas. Each profile includes a general description (enlivened by Armitage’s trademark wry humour) along with the plant’s hardiness, plant family, best method of propagation, method of climbing, and etymology of botanical and common names.“Climbing plants are hugely underrated—this book with its lively expression of deep knowledge should encourage everyone to grow more of them.” —Noël Kingsbury
Author: Paul O'Grady
Publisher: Random House
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A fascinating and hilarious glimpse into Paul's life at home in the country with his animals Paul O'Grady's Country Life for the first time gives a glimpse into the home life of one of Britain’s best loved stars, alongside the animals he adores. Sometimes rural idyll, sometimes hell on earth, Paul’s life in rural Kent has been shared over the years with some very vocal pigs, a mad cow, various rescued barn owls, the world’s most sadistic geese and Christine the psychotic sheep – among many other animal waifs and strays. And of course Paul tells the stories of the dogs in his life – including the tiny chihuahua/Jack Russell cross with Napoleonic ambitions, Eddie, Miss Olga, Bullseye, Louis, Boycie and, of course, Buster, the greatest canine star since Lassie. In addition, Paul shares some of his favourite recipes, explores country lore and superstitions, and extols the benefits of growing your own vegetables, herbs and fruit. This is a warts-and-all account of country living, as far removed from the bright lights of celebrity as you could ever imagine. The trials and tribulations Paul experienced on moving to deepest darkest Kent as a dyed-in-the-wool city dweller are every bit as hilarious and eventful as you would think. He had a lot of new skills to learn, and fast: everything from how to churn your own butter and how to birth a lamb to the best way to lure a cow out of your kitchen while naked from the waist down. Brilliantly funny and full of classic stories, Paul O’Grady’s Country Life is your armchair guide to the wonders and horrors of rural existence.
Dancing to the Music of Time
Author: Hilary Spurling
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The author of the award-winning, two-volume Matisse: A Life, now gives us the long-awaited, definitive biography of literary master Anthony Powell--the critic, editor, and novelist known as "the English Proust"-- that, at the same time, takes us deep into twentieth-century London literary life. Anthony Powell (1905-2000), best known for his twelve-volume comic masterpiece, A Dance to the Music of Time, was also the author of sixteen earlier novels, plays, and biographies, five memoirs, and three volumes of journals. He was a prolific literary critic and book reviewer. Between the two world wars, before making his name, he kept company with rowdy, hard-up writers and painters--and painters' models--in the London where Augustus John and Wyndham Lewis loomed large. He counted Evelyn Waugh and Henry Green among his lifelong friends, and his circle included the Sitwells, Graham Greene, George Orwell, Philip Larkin, and Kingsley Amis, among many others. Now, drawing on his letters, diaries, and interviews, Hilary Spurling--herself a longtime friend of Powell's-- has written a fresh and masterful portrait of the man, his work, and his time. Insightful, poignant, and cinematic in scope, this biography is as much a brilliant tapestry of a seminal moment in London's literary life as it is a revelation of an iconic literary figure.
The Official Justin Fletcher Annual 2013
Author: Justin Fletcher
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Children's TV superstar Justin Fletcher brings out his first annual, including all your favourite characters from his live shows - Engelbert the dog, Jollywobbles the car and many more. Filled with puzzles, games, activities, stories and jokes, Justin's Annual is giggle-tastic! Complete with stickers
Author: Rachel Siegfried
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
The Flower Book explores 60 flowers, bloom-by-bloom in stunning portraiture. Lush macrophotography allows readers to see the details of each featured flower up close, from the amaryllis in spring, snapdragon in summer, and dahlia in fall to tropical wonders such as orchids and more. Intimate portraits of each flower include quick-reference profiles with tips for choosing the best blooms, care for cut stems, arranging recommendations, colors, shapes, and even growing tips to transform the home, from yard to tabletop. Gorgeous photographs throughout spotlight 30 sample floral arrangements that show how to design and build custom floral arrangements using featured blooms. Plus, a step-by-step techniques section walks beginners through the basics of foliage and fillers, bouquets, and arrangements to make this book as practical as it is beautiful. The Flower Book celebrates all the wonderful qualities of flowers-their sheer beauty, infinite variety, and power to evoke admiration-bloom by exquisite bloom.