The Parodies Collection
By Adam Roberts
Here, collected together for the first time in eBook (because quite frankly, who would want to carry all of these around as actual books? Imagine the scorn on the bus!) are seven of Adam Roberts' superb parodies of popular culture. From the Soddit and his not-a-shameless-cash-in journey to the cavern of Smug the dragon - during which he finds a ring, which may well feature in later books and/or films - to the dragon with a girl tattoo (look, it was very popular at the time, OK?), here you will find lovingly crafted, affectionate (well, sometimes) takes on some of the most loved - or at least financially successful - "works of art" of our time.Contains THE SODDIT, DOCTOR WHOM, THE DRAGON WITH THE GIRL TATTOO, THE McATRIX DERIDED, STAR WARPED, THE SELLAMILLION and THE VA DINCI COD.
Perfect Baby Names
By Ruthie Cheung, Rosie Cole
This beautifully designed and comprehensive book of names will bring pleasure to one of the most important decisions you will ever make for your new baby. Over 5,000 names with their variations, origins and meanings are listed from A to Z for ease of reference, with special sections throughout the book listing the top 10 names in particular categories, such as the most popular names by letter, year or country, names rated the luckiest or most successful in life, common names inspired by cities, gems or inspirational leaders, and the most popular names of celebrity babies and film stars.Whether you're looking for a traditional, modern or unique name that will fit perfectly with your surname, this lovingly compiled book will guide, entertain and inspire you to choose the most precious gift you will ever give your child.
By Jo Berry
Hey, bros! Listen up. Want to know everything about PewDiePie? The ultimate king of YouTube? WELL KEEP CALM AND FIST BUMP, because this book is all you need. With this ultimate unofficial guide to PewDiePie, you will learn everything you need to know to become one of his Bro Army. Discover PewDiePie's vlogger friends, his best and worst gaming moments, his favourite catchphrases and most outrageous pranks, as well as sharing a day in the life of this YouTube superstar.This companion is jam-packed with everything from PewDiePie's early days, his top tips and best challenges, to facts, stats and puzzles. Fully illustrated with a free pull-out poster, this book is all you need to become a bro and stay awesome, Pewds style!
Pigs Can Fly
By Barry Cryer, Barry Cryer
Barry Cryer has collaborated with all the greats from Max Miller to Tony Hancock, Bob Hope, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, John Cleese, Frankie Howerd, Kenny Everett, Spike Milligan, Eric Sykes, Dave Allen, Richard Prior, Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, Graham Chapman, the Two Ronnies, Morecambe and Wise - in fact, almost all the great comedians and comic writers since the mid 1950s. This audio book is packed with jokes, fascinating asides, a huge range of real-life incidents and riveting behind-the-scenes portraits of famous names recounted by a master of comic timing.Read by Barry Cryer(p) 2004 Orion Publishing Group
By Frank Warren
A compelling book of the confessions and secrets from the PostSecret website - the project that captured a nation's imaginationThe instructions were simple, but the results were extraordinary.'You are invited to anonymously contribute a secret to a group art project. Your secret can be a regret, fear, betrayal, desire, confession or childhood humiliation. Reveal anything - as long as it is true and you have never shared it with anyone before. Be brief. Be legible. Be creative.'It all began with an idea Frank Warren had for a community art project. He handed out postcards, asking people to write down a secret and post it to him, anonymously. The response was overwhelming. In under a year, Frank had over 10,000 cards which he posted on the website.The confessions were thought-provoking, funny and weird, touching on every aspect of human experience and revealing much about the state of modern life, and catapulting PostSecret to the status of global phenomenon.Superbly illustrated throughout, this book is a great conversation piece, fascinating to flick through, and almost unputdownable once you have.
By Steve Martin
'A mix of urbane wit and surreal extrapolations - Douglas Adams meets Flann O'Brien' IndependentWho else but Steve Martin could combine irrefutable evidence that Mars is populated by kittens with a treatise on sledgehammers? In this brilliantly witty collection of pieces Steve Martin takes a subversive glimpse at the world and a sideways swipe at the conventional. From memory tips for the over-fifties to his insightful exposition of 'Wittgenstein's Banana', never has 'pure drivel' been so entertaining.