What I Learnt
By Jeremy Vine
'Full of glorious examples of caller wisdom [with] laugh-out-loud anecdotes' Sunday TelegraphJeremy Vine has been presenting his BBC Radio 2 show since 2003 - it now attracts more than seven million listeners. He calculates he has taken more than 25,000 calls from his listeners on issues big and small: life, love, lollipop ladies and poisonous plants.But what have the callers told him? If you listen to Radio 4, Brexit was a shock. If you are on Radio 2 it would not have surprised you at all. Where Jeremy's callers once expressed a kind of resignation ('But what can you do?') or a gloomy rejoinder ('You have to laugh'), now they give him their views expecting to be heeded.Listener wisdom is far more valuable than most of what we hear from appointed spokespeople. What was the response when Jeremy asked: 'Have you ever been pecked in the eye by a gannet?' Which subjects are most likely to start pitched warfare between different sections of the audience? (Answer: old people using buses, old people NOT using buses, cellophane, or Tony Blair saying anything.)In a book punctuated by his own vivid stories and laugh-out-loud moments, Jeremy Vine explains what it's like to hit a button and hear - totally unvarnished and unspun - the voice of the so-called 'ordinary' person. And why we should take notice.
The Walking Bread
By Rick Grains
From the creators of BAKING BAD and GAME OF SCONES comes the ghoulishly funny spoof cookbook THE WALKING BREAD, inspired by the hit television series that viewers have been hungrily devouring for the past five years. Fans of the show will be dying to get their hands, and jaws, on this new pun-tastic, post-apocalyptic instalment that features edible recipes inspired by key moments on the show, such as Carol's Tough Nut Cookies and Rick's Ribs. Don your apron (and your eye patch) and prepare for the very best of dystopian cooking.
By Anastasia Catris
'Winners aren't losers!'Can you spot the Donald?In an array of crowded scenes, from building a wall around Mexico to carving his face into Mount Rushmore, at a Trump wrestling match, a golf course in Scotland and having fun at a Tea Party rally, search for Donald J. Trump amongst the masses. With tons of in-jokes and bonus material to find (including Obama's birth certificate and his trademark toupee), plus cameo appearances from Sarah Palin and other high-flying pals, this book provides hours of fun for the haters (and lovers) of the all-American phenomenon that is TRUMP.A classic and fun gift book, tracking Trump around the world will be endless amusement for all the family.
Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex?
By Mark Leyner, Billy Goldberg
Here are hundreds of questions you didn't get answered the first time around - questions you'd only ask a doctor after a few drinks! An easy-to-read blend of humour and medicine, Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex? has plenty to amuse and inform both men and women. Find the answers to these questions and more . . . Are men really better than women at maths? Can you breast-feed with implants? Why don't you get goose bumps on your face? Does spicy food really induce labour? Why do feet smell? Does barbequing cause cancer?
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.
The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard Training Manual
By George Mainwaring
A facsimile of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard Training Manual recently discovered in the attic of a house in the town. Found in a trunk amongst a pile of HOTSPUR comics, it belonged to Private Pike and features his handwritten marginal notes on the text plus his personal jottings on matters of rather less importance than the defence of the realm, such as films he has seen, girls he has dated and the progress of Aston Villa FC. The book bears the official crest and stamp of the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, to which the platoon belongs. Although aged and covered with stains, boot prints, tears and scorch marks, it is in a reasonable condition for facsimile printing. The manual is Capt Mainwaring's attempt to ready the platoon to face (and recognize) the enemy in the coming invasion of Britain.
Why Do Dogs Drink Out Of The Toilet?
By Marty Becker, Gina Spadafori
A light-hearted look at everything you ever wanted to know about dogs ... but were afraid to ask!To the untrained eye not much that dogs do makes sense. What possible reason can there be for barking when you're on the phone, smelling each other's behinds and rolling in stuff that stinks? Award winning pet experts Dr Marty Becker and Gina Spadafori take you on a trip into the canine mind. You'll also discover:* How hunting dogs suppress their basic instinct* Whether Border Collies are the cleverest dogs?* If good dogs go bad in packs?* Why dogs get stuck together after mating?* Whether dogs learn better with praise or punishment?* Why some dogs pump their leg when you tickle their tummies?* Is it possible for puppies from the same litter to have different fathers?* Why dogs cock their heads when they hear unusual sounds?And a few others you've never dared ask!
Where Was I?!
By Terry Wogan, Terry Wogan
Eight million people improve their mornings by tuning into Terry's words of wisdom on Wake up to Wogan. But is their appetite sated by this daily exposure? Not in the slightest. So it's lucky that Terry has been known to turn his hand to the odd bit of writing. This has allowed him to shed light on such weighty matters as how to survive a wedding, what Bank Holidays are for, why Eurovision could be responsible for the Celtic Tiger, whether we should watch out for potatoes, and where exactly it all went pear-shaped ... WHERE WAS I? gives his devoted followers exactly what they want - the unadulterated, inimitable Wogan viewpoint; a droll, forthright voice of sanity in a world gone gently mad (or is it them?). Like his broadcasting, his writing is an effortless flow of easy wit and sage opinion. WHERE WAS I? builds up a picture not only of Terry's world, but of Terry himself - a man who somehow manages to be off the wall and on the money all at the same time. Never less than funny, and never less than frank, WHERE WAS I? demonstrates exactly how he has come to be regarded as a national treasure.(p) 2009 Orion Publishing Group
Why Women Can't Read Maps
By Barbara Pease, Allan Pease
The Little book of sound advice which tells you how to get on with your partner. Each page has a little truism to help men deal with their partner's little foibles ...When a woman is speaking at the end of the day she doesn't want interruptions with solutions to her problemsA woman will verbalise a series of items out loud in random order, listing all options and possibilitiesWhen you're dealing with an upset woman don't offer solutions, just show her you're listeningWhen it comes to sex, women need a reason; men need a place
With These Hands
By Pam Ayres
A collection of the very best poems and sketches from one of Britain's best loved entertainers.WITH THESE HANDS is a collection of witty monologues and poems from Pam's early life in the 1950s, through four years in the WRAF, and marriage and motherhood, to her present busy career as a writer and broadcaster.The pieces are presented together with delightful illustrations by Susan Hellard providing the reader with a beguiling insight into the heart and mind of Pam Ayres.