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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
Weird to Exist: Simple Comics about Complex Emotions - by Alison Zai - £12.99
A vibrantly coloured yet darkly humorous comic collection about the absurdity and beauty of being alive.  We've all felt the pain that comes from realising a beautiful moment will soon become a distant memory. We're all guilty of avoiding dea ... more

The Little Book of Goddesses - by Astrid Carvel - £6.99
Embrace the power of the divine in this beginner’s guide to some of mythology’s fiercest females and most legendary ladies.  Across thousands of years and countless civilizations, goddesses have been a powerful presence. Whether as leader ... more

Windswept & Interesting: My Autobiography - by Billy Connolly - £9.99
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

List Happy: 75 Lists for Happiness, Gratitude, and Wellbeing - by Vanessa King, illustrated by Tasha Goddard - £12.99
Improve your mental health by finding joy, gratitude and happiness in everyday things.  We have so many good things in our lives and yet much of the time we fail to notice them. But taking the time to think about the small, everyday things th ... more

The Little Book of Welsh Culture - by Mark Rees - £10.99
Did you know?  * Richard Burton claimed that he would rather have played rugby for Wales at Cardiff Arms Park than Hamlet at the Old Vic. * Local rivalries between choirs in the ‘land of song’ used to be so fierce that fights would break ... more

The Echo Chamber - by John Boyne - £9.99
'The funniest book I've read in ages. Savage but compelling' Ian Rankin 'A fearless romp with big laughs along the way' Graham Norton 'Funny, rumbustious, unstinting and wonderfully Hogarthian' The Observer 'His relish is infectious' Times   ... more

The Joy of Small Things - by Hannah Jane Parkinson - £8.99
Drawn from the successful Guardian column, these everyday exultations and inspirations will get you through dismal days.  Hannah Jane Parkinson is a specialist in savouring the small pleasures of life. She revels in her fluffy dressing gown ('lik ... more

2023 Queer All Year Wall Calendar: Inspiring LGBTQ+ Icons to Celebrate Pride Every Day - by Sourcebooks - £13.99
Why limit Pride to just one month, when you can celebrate being queer all year with this inspiring wall art calendar?  From trailblazing activists to larger-than-life stars, celebrate the legacy of the LGBTQ+ community every day! All 17 month ... more

And Away... - by Bob Mortimer - £8.99
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 cancel ... more

A Very British Picnic - by Hoxton Mini Press - £17.95
White bread, grey clouds and big smiles: this collection of vintage images captures the timeless, defiant joy of those who brave the British weather to picnic just about anywhere – be it beside a cliff, next to a motorway or in a field of bemused c ... more

You Goddess! Life Lessons from Awesome Immortals - by Elizabeth Foley and Beth Coates - £9.99
The much-loved authors of What Would Boudicca Do? channel the feminist power of mythical goddesses in this witty, inspirational gift.   ‘What guts. What attitude! These are the immortals I wish I’d learned about at school.’ OLIVIA COLMA ... more

House Arrest: Pandemic Diaries - by Alan Bennett - £6.99
Reflections on Covid and confinement from the unparalleled pen of Alan Bennett.  4 March. HMQ pictured in the paper at an investiture wearing gloves, presumably as a precaution against Coronavirus. But not just gloves; these are almost gauntl ... more

The Year I Stopped to Notice - by Miranda Keeling - £12.99
"This book is a delight … the world is full of little surprises, momentary little fountains of pleasure and beauty, that could be visible to all of us if we learned to stop and notice as Miranda Keeling does."(Philip Pullman) "An odd, beautiful ... more

A Little Book About Books: Quotes for the Bibliophile in Your Life - by Orange Hippo - £5.99
The world of books in one little book.  It doesn't matter how well read you are, A Little Book About Books is packed full of quotes, one-liners and famous lines from names that everyone will recognise.   For bibliophiles, they'll enjoy recog ... more

My Mess Is a Bit of a Life: Adventures in Anxiety - by Georgia Pritchett - £9.99
This memoir, told in gloriously comic vignettes, is an utterly joyful reflection on living – and sometimes thriving (sometimes not) – with anxiety.  One of Stylist‘s Best Memoirs for Summer 2021  Multi-award-winning television w ... more

Warning: When I Am an Old Woman, I Shall Wear Purple - by Jenny Joseph, illustrated by Lydia Coventry - £6.99
Voted Britain's favourite poem, 'Warning', written in 1961, is known and loved the world over for its message of old age as a time for indulgence and fun.   In the poem's respectable middle-aged woman, as she imagines herself in old age as a chee ... more

Dear Bill Bryson: Footnotes from a Small Island - by Ben Aitken - £9.99
An irreverent homage to the '95 travel classic, from the author of The Gran Tour.  "It would be wrong to view this book as just a highly accomplished homage to a personal hero. Aitken's politics, as much as his humour, are firmly in the spotlight ... more

Victoria Wood: Unseen on TV - by Victoria Wood and Jasper Rees (Editor) - £20.00
‘There was none like her before and there’s been none like her since’ ~ Dawn French  In the five years since Victoria Wood’s death, one great sadness has been the realisation that we will never again be surprised by new material from he ... more

The Ordnance Survey Journey Through Time - by Ordnance Survey - £16.99
Join the nation's favourite puzzle brand as we take a journey through landscape and history.  In this brand new puzzle book in the bestselling Ordnance Survery series, take a trip through time - from the earliest recorded footsteps of humans ... more

A Library of Misremembered Books: When We're Searching for a Book but Have Forgotten the Title - by Marina Luz - £9.99
How do you find a book when you can't recall the title... or the author? This homage to a common reader's dilemma is a gift the booklover in your life won't soon forget.   Readers know all too well the comedy and tragedy of forgetting the name of ... more

Brilliant Maps: An Atlas for Curious Minds - by Ian Wright - £12.99
Which nations have North Korean embassies? Which region has the highest number of death metal bands per capita? How many countries have bigger economies than California? Who drives on the 'wrong' side of the road? And where can you find lions in the ... more

The Guardian Cryptic Crosswords 1 - by The Guardian - £7.99
As addictively enjoyable as they are compulsively difficult, get ready for hours of fun with these high-quality puzzles.  The Guardian's cryptic crosswords are enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people every day. Test your powers of linguistic ... more

A Farewell to Calm: The New Normal Survival Guide - by John Crace - £9.99
'It's now becoming easier and easier to predict government policy. Just listen to what the prime minister said in the morning and the opposite is likely to be true come the middle of the afternoon.'  Throughout another year of bluster and bed ... more

The Language Lover's Puzzle Book - by Alex Bellos - £8.99
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.   Can you decipher the cod ... more

Funny You Should Ask... Your Questions Answered by the QI Elves - by QI Elves - £8.99
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ZOE BALL   The QI Elves are the brains behind the enduringly popular BBC TV panel show QI.  Every Wednesday the Elves appear on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show where they answer the ponderings and wonderings of ... more

Pandemonium: Some Verses on the Current Predicament - by Armando Iannucci - £9.99
Tell, Mighty Wit, how the highest in forethought and, That tremendous plus, The Science, Saw off our panic and Globed vexation Until a drape of calmness furled around the earth And beckoned a new and greater normal into each life For which we g ... more

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

A Scandinavian Christmas: Festive Tales for a Nordic Noel - by Various authors - £12.99
Ranging from Hans Christian Anderson to Karl Ove Knausgaard, have yourself a nordic noel with the very best Scandinavian Christmas tales.  Have yourself a truly Scandinavian Christmas... Of visions and prophesies seen in dark, dark woods. Of ... more

52 Times Britain was a Bellend: The History You Didn't Get Taught At School - by James Felton - £7.99
Twitter hero James Felton brings you the painfully funny history of Britain you were never taught at school, fully illustrated and chronicling 52 of the most ludicrous, weird and downright 'baddie' things we Brits* have done to the world since time i ... 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

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

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