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New Books - Humour, Fun and Gift Books

guaranteed to raise a smile (browse related category Humour, Gifts & Seasonal )

Most books can be ordered within 7-10 days, subject to availability. If you need a book urgently, or by a specific date, you can always contact us before ordering to ask how long it would take
The Gifts of Reading: Essays on the Joys of Reading, Giving and Receiving Books - by Various authors, Curated by Jennie Orchard - £9.99
With contributions by: William Boyd, Candice Carty-Williams, Imtiaz Dharker, Roddy Doyle, Pico Iyer, Robert Macfarlane, Andy Miller, Jackie Morris, Jan Morris, Sisonke Msimang, Dina Nayeri, Chigozie Obioma, Michael Ondaatje, David Pilling, Max Porter ... more

Windswept & Interesting: My Autobiography - by Billy Connolly - £25.00
In his first full-length autobiography, comedy legend and national treasure Billy Connolly reveals the truth behind his windswept and interesting life.  Born in a tenement flat in Glasgow in 1942, orphaned by the age of 4, and a survivor of appa ... more

Britain's Best Ever Political Cartoons - by Tim Benson (Editor) - £14.99
A rip-roaring collection of Britain's finest political satire, from Hogarth and Gillray to Martin Rowson, Steve Bell, Peter Brookes and Nicola Jennings. Between Waterloo and Brexit, cartoons have been Britain's most famous antidote to the chaos of pu ... more

And Away... - by Bob Mortimer - £20.00
The number one bestselling autobiography by national treasure Bob Mortimer.   Bob Mortimer's life was trundling along happily until suddenly in 2015 he was diagnosed with a heart condition that required immediate surgery and forced him to can ... more

The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2022 - by Lia Leendertz - £12.99
A perfect toolkit for connecting with the world around us and the year ahead as it unfolds – all in a compact and pocket size guide that just begs you to pick it up and browse.  The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2022 reinvents the tradition ... more

The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories - by Jessica Harrison (Editor) - £12.99
The perfect gift this Christmas season: a generous selection of some of the greatest festive stories of all time - now in a beautiful clothbound edition.  This is a collection of the most magical, moving, chilling and surprising Christmas sto ... more

The Literary Almanac: A Year of Seasonal Reading - by Francesca Beauman - £14.99
Spanning the dreary, cold days of January to the first flushes of spring and then the blazing August heat, bibliophile Francesca Beauman offers up a wealth of book recommendations.   From The Count of Monte Cristo to Elena Ferrante’s Neapol ... more

The Fran Lebowitz Reader - by Fran Lebowitz - £18.99
Acerbic, wisecracking and hilarious, this is the definitive essay collection from New York legend and satirist, Fran Lebowitz, star of Martin Scorsese’s hit Netflix series, Pretend It’s a City.  Lebowitz turns her trademark caustic wit to ... more

What's Up, Beanie? Acutely Relatable Comics - by Alina Tysoe - £16.00
A collection of 160 comics from the hugely popular Whats Up, Beanie?, all adorable, humorously frank, completely wholesome, and acutely relatable   Hilariously eccentric and self-aware, Alina Tysoe, the pink-haired illustrator behind the wildly po ... more

Night Sky Almanac 2022: A Stargazer's Guide - by Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion - £9.99
A beautiful gift for anyone interested in the night sky.   Follow the progress of constellations throughout the seasons with this beautiful companion to the night sky from Astronomy experts Collins.  With the aid of easy-to-understand mo ... more

Kyle Theory: Drawing Things That Shouldn't Need Explaining - by Lily O'Farrell - £11.99
Lily O'Farrell started drawing cartoons as a way of making sense of the everyday sexism she encountered as a young woman, and her Instagram feed @VulgaDrawings has now grown to over 200,000 followers.   In her first book of cartoons, Lily add ... more

From A to B: A Cartoon Guide to Getting Around by Bike - by Dave Walker - £12.99
More joyful cycling cartoons from the renowned Cycling Cartoonist.   Inside you'll find over 100 full-page cartoons that cast an affectionate eye over the delights and challenges of cycling: from everyday commuting to cycling adventures, and e ... more

Frank Get The Door! ma feet are KILLIN me - by Janey Godley, illustrated by Christina Connelly - £12.00
"Since lockdown began, people have woken up to Janey Godley’s comedy by the hundreds of thousands… [She] has provided much-needed relief throughout the coronavirus pandemic with her gallus Glesga interpretations which have been shared around the ... more

Cack-Handed: A Memoir - by Gina Yashere - £16.99
The British comedian of Nigerian heritage and co-executive producer and writer of the CBS hit series Bob Hearts Abishola chronicles her odyssey to get to America and break into Hollywood in this lively and humorous memoir.  According to fami ... more

L.S. Lowry: Market Scene, Northern Town, 1939: 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle - by Flame Tree Studio - £12.99
Part of an exciting series of sturdy, square-box 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles from Flame Tree, featuring powerful and popular works of art.   This new jigsaw will satisfy your need for a challenge, with L.S. Lowry's Market Scene, Northern Town, 1939 ... more

William Morris Gallery: Golden Lily 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle - by William Morris - £12.99
Part of an exciting series of sturdy, square-box 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles from Flame Tree, featuring powerful and popular works of art. This new jigsaw will satisfy your need for a challenge, with the charming William Morris Gallery: Golden Lily.   ... more

Rosie the Riveter: 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle - by Flame Tree Studio - £12.99
Part of an exciting series of sturdy, square-box 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles from Flame Tree, featuring powerful and popular works of art. This new jigsaw will satisfy your need for a challenge, with a masterpiece of inspirational poster art, Rosie the ... more

Women in Art: 500-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle - by Rachel Ignotofsky - £14.99
A vivid 500-piece jigsaw puzzle featuring portraits of fifteen diverse, pioneering female artists by the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of Women in Science.  The Women in Art Puzzle portrays fifteen female artists in Rachel Ign ... more

The Lost Words: 500-Piece Magpie Jigsaw Puzzle - by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris - £14.99
Following the great success of the Otters jigsaw in 2019, Galileo is delighted to be publishing another of Jackie Morris’s images as a 500 piece puzzle, this time featuring a pair of Magpies. ... more

Frida Kahlo 1000-Piece Adult Jigsaw Puzzle - by Flame Tree Studio - £12.99
Officially Licensed Frida Kahlo Corporation Product. Part of an exciting series of sturdy, square-box 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles from Flame Tree, featuring powerful and popular works of art.   This new jigsaw will satisfy your need for a challenge ... more

Toksvig's Almanac 2021: An Eclectic Meander Through the Historical Year - by Sandi Toksvig - £14.99
'Toksvig's Almanac is intended merely as a starting point for your own discoveries. Find a fabulous (or infamous) woman mentioned and, please, go looking for more of her story. The names mentioned are merely temptations. Amuse-bouches for the mind, i ... more

Dog - by Shaun Tan - £7.99
A beautifully poignant gift book exploring the relationship between man and man's best friend, from the masterful Shaun Tan.  One day I threw my stick at you. You brought it back. Then we were walking side by side as if it had always been ... more

For the Love of Radio 4: The Unofficial Puzzle Book - by Neil Somerville - £9.99
It's more than just a radio station - Radio 4 is a celebration of curiosity, knowledge and entertainment, and it's a beloved soundtrack to life for millions of Britons. But for the moments when you're not tuning in, how about a puzzle or two to pass ... more

50 Things About Us: What We Really Need to Know About Britain - by Mark Thomas - £12.99
A fast and furiously funny journey through our national memory.  ‘Patriotism is often the point where history and advertising intersect, and it was that brand of nationalism that Rees-Mogg and Johnson attempted to sell. It is a brand that can o ... more

The Banksy Colouring Book - by Magnus Frederiksen - £8.99
The Banksy Coloring Book is an original colouring book for all ages. A perfect gift to anyone interested in street art and illustration!   The Banksy Coloring Book is filled with illustrations inspired by the great art of Banksy. It gives a f ... more

An Atlas of Extinct Countries - by Gideon Defoe - £12.99
Prisoners of Geography meets Bill Bryson: a funny, fascinating, beautifully illustrated - and timely - history of countries that, for myriad and often ludicrous reasons, no longer exist.  'Countries are just daft stories we tell each other. ... more

F*ck Off, I'm Sewing: Swearing and Sewing That Will Have You in Stitches - by Profanity Embroidery Group - £9.99
Once upon a time in the quiet coastal town of Whitstable, previously known for oysters and fingering, a bunch of (mostly) novice embroiderers but accomplished swearers came together to sew, drink and swear.   And amidst all the stitching and ... more

F in Exams: Even More of the Best Test Paper Blunders - by Richard Benson - £6.99
Another year, another set of exams and another round of well-meaning students to provide us with our textbook mix of wisdom and wisecracks.  Bursting with yet more crazy and creative thinking, this book showcases an all-new selection of test pap ... more

The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2021 - by Lia Leendertz - £10.99
Welcome to The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2021. If you are new to The Almanac then welcome; if you are a regular reader then hello! The Almanac is about celebrating the unfolding year in all its various facets.  The old dependables which I include ... more

Jeremy Hardy Speaks Volumes: Words, Wit, Wisdom, One-Liners and Rants - by Jeremy Hardy - £10.99
'Well good evening, my name is Jeremy Hardy and I'm a comedian who likes to make wry witty satirical observations about the society we live in - but I prefer to keep them to myself, thank you very much.'  Edited by his wife, Katie Barlow and his ... more

Calligraphies of the Desert - by Hassan Massoudy - £10.00
Celebrated master calligrapher Hassan Massoudy carries the desert within him.  Through majestic, sweeping strokes, he depicts its breath-taking beauty and wonder. Massoudy draws inspiration from the words and wisdom of some of our greatest poe ... more

The Wisdom of Women: A Collection of Inspirational Quotes - by Frances James (Editor) - £7.99
"Women are like teabags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water."(Eleanor Roosevelt) In their battle with adversity, many women have picked up inspiring truths that have helped them on their journey to success and happiness. &n ... more

This Is My Bookstore: 100 Postcards of Beautiful Shops around the World - by Chronicle Books - £19.99
These are the bookshops of your dreams: charming, cozy, quirky, gorgeous, and full of books (and bookstore cats, of course). Take yourself on a tour around the literary world, from London to Tokyo, and from Mexico City to NYC. Then send a note to a f ... more

The Rock & Roll A Level - by David Hepworth - £9.99
The perfect gift for any music lover...  The Rock and Roll A Level is here to rescue the pop quiz from the grip of bores who know the chart position of everything and the value of nothing. It's for the people who like pop music because it tel ... more

The Language Lover's Puzzle Book - by Alex Bellos - £14.99
From the bestselling author of Alex's Adventures in Numberland and Can You Solve My Problems? comes a fascinating, hugely entertaining collection of puzzles for crossword addicts and language-lovers of all stripes.   The Language Lover's Puzzle B ... more

Department of Mind-Blowing Theories: Science Cartoons - by Tom Gauld - £12.99
A dog philosopher questions what it really means to be a 'good boy'.  A virtual assistant and a robot-cleaner elope.  The undiscovered species and the theoretical particle face existential despair.   Just as he did with writers, p ... more

The Princess and the Prick: Fairytales for Feminists - by Walburga Appleseed - £9.99
The Princess and the Prick is a feminist humour and gift book for adults.   May I kiss you, he said. She didn't answer. She was asleep. So he kissed her anyway.   Revisit childhood classics, but not as you remember them.  Fam ... more

The Ordnance Survey Great British Treasure Hunt - by Ordnance Survey - £14.99
Are you ready to set out on a puzzle adventure around Britain from your own front room?Can you solve the fiendish clues and make your way from map to map on the trail of a mysterious treasure?Do you have what it takes to follow in the footsteps of hi ... more

Bedtime Stories for Worried Liberals - by Stuart Heritage - £7.99
Anxious? Angry? Waking up in the middle of the night to worry about plastic pollution, Brexit and why everything seems to be so horrible all the time? Thumb sore from scrolling through the Guardian news app, even though it makes you want to cry? &nbs ... more

The Shipping Forecast Puzzle Book - by Alan Connor - £14.99
Attention all Shipping Forecast fans. Set sail on a voyage unlike any other...  Each day, millions tune in to hear the Shipping Forecast's unique cadence and poetry, words thatturn our island landscape into something strangeand magical. It's ... more

The Book Lover's Quiz Book: Novel Conundrums - by Gary Wigglesworth - £12.99
This is a literary quiz book with a difference. Rather than basic sets of questions, The Book Lover's Quiz Book mirrors the format of Gary's live quizzes, at the Betsey Trotwood in London and elsewhere. So, there are lots of multiple-choice questions ... more

March of the Lemmings: Brexit in Print & Performance 2016-2019 - by Stewart Lee - £9.99
As a Metropolitan Elitist Snowflake, Stewart Lee was disappointed by the Brexit referendum result of 2016. But he knew how to weaponise his inconvenience.  He would treat all his subsequent writing, until we left the EU, as interrelated episodes ... more

Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops - by Shaun Bythell - £7.99
In twenty years behind the till in The Bookshop, Wigtown, Shaun Bythell has met pretty much every kind of customer there is - from the charming, erudite and deep-pocketed to the eccentric, flatulent and possibly larcenous. In Seven Kinds of People Y ... more

Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to Happiness - by Bill Bailey - £20.00
What makes us happy? Bill Bailey plays crazy golf and hugs trees to find out.   Is there a knack to being happy? From paddle-boarding down the Thames in a Santa hat, to wild swimming in a glacial river and cooking sausages on a campfire, Bil ... more

Erin's Diary: An Official Derry Girls Book - by Lisa McGee - £16.99
Set in Derry, Northern Ireland in the 1990s, Derry Girls is a candid, one-of-a-kind comedy about what it's like to be a teenage girl living amongst conflict.   It's a time of armed police in armoured Land Rovers and British Army check points. But ... more

Where's Dom? Join Dom Cummings On a Sightseeing Tour of Britain - by Izzy Missing - £8.99
Can you find Dom and his friends as they travel around Britain on their lockdown adventures?   Dom Cummings has had a busy lockdown. From the Cheltenham Festival and his local VE Day street party, to the Downing Street Rose Garden via a cheeky Ba ... more

Soviet Visuals - by Varia Bortsova - £12.99
A funny, nostalgic and strange glimpse at life behind the Iron Curtain - from the hit social media account with over 1 million followers.  WELCOME TO THE USSR  PARADE in the latest fashions!  MARVEL at the wonders of the space ... more

OK, Boomer: Using a Landline, Going to the Post Office, and Other Outdated Things... - by Tiller Press - £10.99
Going to the bank. Leaving voicemails. Using encyclopedias. Wallpapering bathrooms.   There are dozens of ridiculously antiquated items, activities, and phrases that Baby Boomers love-and don't realize were outdated more than a decade ago. And fo ... more

Bookshop Tours of Britain - by Louise Boland - £16.99
Bookshop Tours of Britain is a slow-travel guide to Britain, navigating bookshop to bookshop.  Across 18 bookshop tours, the reader journeys from the Jurassic Coast of southwest England, over the mountains of Wales, through England's industrial hear ... more

Politically Correct Bedtime Stories - by James Finn Garner - £8.99
In this bestselling classic, James Finn Garner has rewritten classic stories for more enlightened times; from Snow White's relationship with seven vertically challenged men, Little Red Riding Hood, her grandma and the cross-dressing wolf who set up a ... more

Confessions of a Bookseller - by Shaun Bythell - £8.99
Tricky customers, rude staff and everyone's favourite misanthropic bookseller: it's the second volume of the Sunday Times bestselling bookshop diaries, now available in paperback.  "Do you have a list of your books, or do I just have to stare ... more

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