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    • ISBN:9781409164647
    • Publication date:05 Oct 2017

The Best of Matt 2017

Our world today - brilliantly funny cartoons

By Matt Pritchett

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The best of the best! A brilliantly entertaining look at the last twelve months through the eyes of multi-award-winning cartoonist Matt. Nobody does it better.

Always look on the bright side - the genius that is Matt proves that, no matter what is happening in the world Matt's superb cartoons can always raise a smile.

THE BEST OF MATT is a wonderfully funny look at the last twelve months - from President Trump to train strikes, the confusion that is Brexit to the vagaries of the British weather - this collection manages to make looking back a much funnier pastime.


A Christmas must - this year, and every year.

Biographical Notes

Matt studied at St Martin's School of Art in London and first saw himself published in the New Statesman during one of its rare lapses from high seriousness. He has been the Daily Telegraph's pocket cartoonist since 1988. He was 'WHAT THE PAPERS SAY' CARTOONIST OF THE YEAR three times and is also five times winner of the UK PRESS GAZETTE CARTOONIST OF THE YEAR. He has won the CARTOON ARTS TRUST POCKET CARTOONIST OF THE YEAR AWARD six times, most recently in 2013, and in 2002 he received an MBE.

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  • ISBN: 9781409164630
  • Publication date: 05 Oct 2017
  • Page count: 80
  • Imprint: Orion
A magical mix of school boy giggles and satirical schadenfraude. — SOUTH WALES ARGUS
His distinctive chuckle friendly, slightly rushed style makes this collection a must — BELFAST TELEGRAPH
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30 Years of Matt

Matt Pritchett
Authors:
Matt Pritchett
Orion

The Best of Matt 2018

Matt Pritchett
Authors:
Matt Pritchett

Nobody does it better - award-winning cartoonist Matt gives a brilliantly funny take on the last 12 months.From politics to paparazzi, weather to the woeful rail services, health service to health scares, only Matt nails it every single time. He makes the world a far brighter place!'Captures the absurdities of a situation better than any article' Observer'Matt is a humorist who goes straight for the jocular vein ... brilliant' Kathy Lette

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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

Eric Idle
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Eric Idle

We know him best for his unforgettable roles on Monty Python - from the Flying Circus to The Meaning of Life. Now, Eric Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in this entertaining memoir that takes us on a remarkable journey from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his successful career in comedy, television, theatre and film. Coming of age as a writer and comedian during the Sixties and Seventies, Eric stumbled into the crossroads of the cultural revolution and found himself rubbing shoulders with the likes of George Harrison, David Bowie and Robin Williams, all of whom became dear lifelong friends. With anecdotes sprinkled throughout involving other close friends and luminaries such as Mike Nichols, Mick Jagger, Steve Martin, Paul Simon, Lorne Michaels, and many more, as well as the Pythons themselves, Eric captures a time of tremendous creative output with equal parts hilarity and heart. In Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, named for the song he wrote for Life of Brian and which has since become the number one song played at funerals in the UK, he shares the highlights of his life and career with the kind of offbeat humour that has delighted his audiences for five decades. The year 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of The Pythons and Eric is marking the occasion with this hilarious memoir chock full of behind-the-scenes stories from a high-flying life featuring everyone from Princess Leia to Queen Elizabeth.Written and read by Eric Idle(p) Orion Publishing Group 2018

Trapeze

Friendship Never Ends

Ella Dyson
Authors:
Ella Dyson

Three troubled women - and one man who lives for drama - haven't spoken to their old high school best friend in 20 years, after an epic talent show disaster tore them apart during the height of Spice-mania in 1998.Self-appointed gang leader Carmen then decided to go it alone - Geri style. But now, in 2018, Carmen's high school reunion is fast approaching. Friendship Never Ends tells the story of Carmen's plan to win back her former besties - Jemma, Ellie, Laura and Benny - ahead of the big night. But has Carmen really changed? And can their friendship ever really go back to how it was?

Orion

The Adults

Caroline Hulse
Authors:
Caroline Hulse

The most hilarious debut you will read this year.* * * * *MEET THE ADULTS.Claire and Matt are divorced but decide what's best for their daughter Scarlett is to have a 'normal' family Christmas. They can't agree on whose idea it was, or who said they should bring their new partners. But someone did - and it's too late to pull the plug.Claire brings her new boyfriend Patrick, a seemingly eligible Iron-Man-in-Waiting. Matt brings the new love of his life Alex, funny, smart, and extremely patient. Scarlett, their daughter, brings her imaginary friend Posey. He's a rabbit.Together the five (or six?) of them grit their teeth over Organized Fun activities, drinking a little too much after bed-time, oversharing classified secrets about their pasts and, before you know it, their holiday is a powder keg that ends - where this story starts - with a tearful, frightened, call to the police...But what happened? They said they'd all be adults about this...* * * * *If you loved THE BREAK by Marian Keyes or raved about THE ROSIE PROJECT - look no further than THE ADULTS.

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The Quanderhorn Xperimentations

Rob Grant, Andrew Marshall
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Rob Grant, Andrew Marshall
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Summer at the Vineyard

Fliss Chester
Authors:
Fliss Chester

'I LOVED this book...a delicious modern day Jilly Cooper. Five stars' - Jules, Amazon reviewerThe perfect beach read, sizzling with sun and fizzing with flirtation!Jenna Jenkins needs to get away. She's been unceremoniously sacked from her job and it's make or break time with her boyfriend Angus, so a summer job at the beautiful Chateau Montmorency in the south of France seems like the perfect solution. Planning the party of the century, dining out with suave Frenchmen, and giving in to a little temptation among the vines are all in a day's work... but is there a secret lurking in the chateau cellars?Caught in a trap she can't talk - or drink - herself out of, Jenna is well and truly corkscrewed. Things are really hotting up under the sun when a mysterious benefactor helps her out of her jam. But why does he seem so familiar...?Jet down to the South of France for fun in the vineyards! Ideal for fans of Jilly Cooper, Shari Low, Tracy Bloom, Jenny Oliver and Heidi Swain.Readers love Fliss Chester:'A fabulously entertaining romantic romp, jam-packed with humour. Five stars' - Rupert, Amazon reviewer'A fast-paced and fun romp...the perfect romantic read. Five stars' - Nicky, Amazon reviewer'Fun, engaging romp of a novel. Five stars' Charlie, Amazon reviewer'It's fun, glamorous and saucy! Five stars' Emma, Amazon reviewer

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How to be Champion

Sarah Millican
Authors:
Sarah Millican
Orion

Strange Weather

Joe Hill
Authors:
Joe Hill

Four short novels from the author of THE FIREMAN and HORNS, ranging from creepy horror to powerful explorations of our society.One autumnal day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails, splinters of bright crystal that tear apart anyone who isn't safely under cover. 'Rain' explores this escalating apocalyptic event, as clouds of nails spread out across the country and the world. Amidst the chaos, a girl studying law enforcement takes it upon herself to resolve a series of almost trivial mysteries . . . apparently harmless puzzles that turn out to have lethal answers.In 'Loaded' a mall security guard heroically stops a mass shooting and becomes a hero to the modern gun movement. Under the hot glare of the spotlights, though, his story begins to unravel, taking his sanity with it... 'Snapshot, 1988' tells the story of an kid in Silicon Valley who finds himself threatened by The Phoenician, a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid that can steal memories...And in 'Aloft' a young man takes to the skies to experience parachuting for the first time . . . and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero's island of roiling vapour that seems animated by a mind of its own.Read by Wil Wheaton, Kate Mulgrew, Dennis Boutsikaris and Stephen Lang(p) 2017 HarperCollins US

W&N

Question Time

Mark Mason
Authors:
Mark Mason

Which major UK retailer has the same name as Odysseus's dog in Greek mythology?In the original version of the Band Aid hit 'Do They Know It's Christmas?', who sang the opening line?Which is the only US state whose name can be typed on a single row of a QWERTY keyboard?Travel writer and quiz fan Mark Mason decided to combine two of his greatest loves by setting off on a tour of Britain's quizzes. From a pub quiz in Edinburgh to a charity quiz in Hampshire, from a corporate quiz in Birmingham to a journalists' quiz in Parliament, he finds answers aplenty while asking some questions of his own. Just what is it that attracts us to these tests of our knowledge? What are the ingredients of the perfect quiz question? And which is the only English city whose official name begins with H?The only travel book ever to discuss Winston Churchill's use of language and reveal Donald Duck's middle name, QUESTION TIME is an affectionate tribute to Britain and one of its most cherished institutions - the quiz.

Seven Dials

Superstar Cats

Julie Tottman
Authors:
Julie Tottman

Your pets can rival movie stars with these easy tricks from the trainer behind the Harry Potter movies, Julie Tottman.Whether your cat is clever, cheeky, kooky or cuddly, this perfect gift for cat lovers everywhere reveals easy tricks to make them the envy of their friends.Trick-training is a simple and fun way to bond with your cat whilst keeping him or her stimulated and active, and there is no one better placed to show you how to do it than Julie. Over the last twenty years, Julie has been the animal trainer behind a whole host of major Hollywood blockbusters - from the Harry Potter franchise to Lassie, The Dark Knight, 102 Dalmations and, most recently, Game of Thrones. By breaking each trick down into easy step-by-step instructions, Julie shows you how to teach your pet a wide range of easy and fun tricks, catering for all shapes, sizes - and attention spans!Alongside lots of helpful tips and advice, you'll also find fun black and white illustrations and space to jot down when your pet has successfully performed each trick, meaning they'll be rivalling movie stars in no time.

Seven Dials

Superstar Dogs

Julie Tottman
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Julie Tottman
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Calling Major Tom

David M. Barnett
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Here Comes Trouble

Simon Wroe
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Simon Wroe
Orion

The Best of Matt 2016

Matt Pritchett
Authors:
Matt Pritchett

Matt is without doubt 'that rare thing - a daily cartoonist who never fails' The TimesNo matter what is happening in the world - from Brexit to bad weather, bemusing politics (on both sides of the Atlantic...) to mention Major Tim's historic space walk - Matt will always put his inimitable spin on things and raise a smile. Nobody does it better!A Christmas must - this year, and every year.

Orion

Song of the Skylark

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The Death of an Owl

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Political chaos, MPs turning on each other, expediency and skulduggery at the highest echelons of government? No, not Brexit, but a brilliant political satire from the bestselling author of SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMENAndrew Landford, MP is driving home one night along a dark country lane when a barn owl flies into his windscreen. It is an accident, nothing more. But Andrew sits on a parliamentary committee concerned with the protection of endangered species, and the death of the owl threatens to destroy his hopes of reaching No. 10. Also in the car is Andrew's old Oxford friend and political adviser, Charles Fryerne. Will they be able to keep the crime under wraps, or will circumstances conspire against them? Paul Torday's last novel, and completed by his son Piers, this is a timely reminder that in politics, nothing is sacred...'A pleasure to read' Daily Express'Skeweringly accurate' Evening Standard'A compelling blend of morality and satire' Sunday Mirror'Witty and well-crafted - a delightful gothic fantasy' Guardian

Orion

The Best of Matt 2015

Matt Pritchett
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Mail Obsession

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'FASCINATING' Daily Mail'FULL OF AMAZING FACTS' The QI ElvesEach of the United Kingdom's 124 postcode areas has a story to tell, an unexpected nugget to dust off and treasure. Mark Mason has embarked on a tour of the country, immersing himself in Britain's history on a roundabout journey from AB to ZE. On the lookout for interesting place names and unusual monuments, along the way he discovers what the Queen keeps in her handbag, why the Jack Russell has a white coat and how Jimi Hendrix got confused by the M1. At the same time Mason paints an affectionate portrait of Britain in the 21st century, from aggressive seagulls in Blackpool to 'seasoned' drinkers in Surrey. And his travels offer the perfect opportunity to delve into the history of the Royal Mail, complete with pillar boxes, posties and Penny Reds - plus Oscar Wilde's unconventional method of posting a letter. A playful mix of fact, anecdote and overheard conversation, MAIL OBSESSION pays homage to Britain's wonderful past and its curious present.

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Where's Boris?

Various
Authors:
Various

Search for Boris Johnson in this eye-boggling illustrated adventure!Greetings citizens! Can you spot Boris?In an array of crowded scenes, from zip wires and bikes to Beijing and the Bullingdon Club, search for Boris amongst the masses. Anyone for wiff-waff?With oodles of in-jokes and bonus material to find, plus cameo appearances from some old chums, this book provides hours of fun for both the lovers and loathers of the blonde-mop-topped phenomenon that is... BoJo.A classic and fun gift book, tracking Boris down around the world will be endless amusement for all the family.