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The Appalling Guests

By Victoria Mather, Sue Macartney-Snape
Authors:
Victoria Mather, Sue Macartney-Snape
Michael Parkinson has described Victoria Mather and Sue Macartney-Snape as 'not so much observers, more collectors, pinning their victims like butterflies in a display cabinet. Their observations are made with the wit and humour necessary to survive the circles they move in.' True to form, The Appalling Guests offers the chance to delight in yet another array of social stereotypes, from supermodel Tweetie's baby shower (the editor of Vogue has bought a leather nappy bag with organic nappy rash unguents wrapped in silver cellophane and sequins) to the Chalfont St Oswald amateur dramatics society staging of Little Red Riding Hood with leading light Pam, who has written it, directed it, designed the costumes and given herself the leading role.You'll recognise them all -- the back seat driver, the beautiful boy at the gym, the merchant banker, the Archers addict and the competitive mother. And thanks to The Appalling Guests, you'll know how to avoid them.
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An Audience With Arthur Smith

By Arthur Smith
Authors:
Arthur Smith
Much loved broadcaster, comedian and Grumpy Old Man Arthur Smith sets the world to rights in this hilarious recording of his one-man show. From the little annoyances to the slightly larger ones and everything in between, this is the perfect comedy audio for anyone who's ever been grumpy - or knows someone who is...
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Al Murray: The Pub Landlord's Book of British Common Sense

By Al Murray
Authors:
Al Murray
We live in an age of waffle, mumbo-jumbo and bad thinking. We're forever being fed dodgy information by so-called experts, scientists, opinion-makers, politicians, journalists and jumped-up little graduates. Their combined bad thinking includes: *the idea that no one should win in running races at school, in case the losers get upset*the idea that owning a house in France is a decent way to spend your money *the idea that we should all talk about our feelings and that would make things better*speed cameras*mineral water*hummus*and the fact that everyone reckons they've got asthma. Why do we believe this nonsense? Because, as a nation we've forgotten the basic elements of common sense. Thank God then for Al Murray. Together with the collecting thoughts of hia locals, he's here to put good old-fashioned British common sense back where it belongs.
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Awkward Family Photos

By Mike Bender, Doug Chernack
Authors:
Mike Bender, Doug Chernack
Based on the hit website, AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com ('painful, regrettable, horrifyingly awesome snaps of family bonding, you will laugh so hard that people in adjoining offices will ask what's wrong with you' Esquire), this book features never-before-seen photos and hilarious personal stories covering everything from uncomfortable moments with relatives, teen angst, sibling rivalry, and family vacations from hell. Cringe at the forced poses, bad hair, and matching outfits - all prompting us to look at our own families and celebrate the fact that we're not alone. Nothing says awkward better than an uncomfortable family photograph!
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Anger Management (for Beginners)

By Giles Coren
Authors:
Giles Coren
Fat people,Footballers,Flip-flops,Formula One,Wheelie luggageCycle helmets,Processed ham,Skiing,Dogs,,,Are you all wound up? Boiling and ready to blow? Breathe deeply. Relax.Master of spleen Giles Coren, author of what The Guardian called 'The Maddest Email Ever', has an unbeatable technique for working through the anger: He does it for you.
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Al Murray The Pub Landlord Says Think Yourself British

By Al Murray
Authors:
Al Murray
Tired? Listless? Devoid of purpose? Drifting? Tongue like sandpaper?That's a hangover, most likely. And the chances are you caned it last night because, like so many others in Broken Britain, you have lost your way.It's time to help yourself and Think Yourself British. After all, what could be more British than helping yourself? There are four key stages:- Realising that you have a problem- Identifying your problem- Identifying the solution- Being arsed to do something about itThink Yourself British is the last Help Yourself book you will ever need. (remember to pay for it, though, don't just help yourself)
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Annabel: A Delirium Short Story

By Lauren Oliver
Authors:
Lauren Oliver
Lena's mother, Annabel, has always been a mystery - a ghost in Lena's past. Until now. Discover her secrets in Lauren Oliver's brilliant original digital story set in the world of international bestsellers Delirium and Pandemonium. Through chapters that alternate between her past and present, Annabel reveals the true story behind her failed cures, her marriage, the births of her children, her imprisonment, and, ultimately, her daring escape. You can also take an early look at the first few chapters of REQUIEM - the final installment in Lauren Oliver's stunning internationally bestselling Delirium series.
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  • Angelfall

    By Susan Ee
    Authors:
    Susan Ee
    The official print edition of the internet phenomenon. Already over 8,000 five star different reader reviews. (And counting.)It's been six weeks since the angels of the apocalypse destroyed the world as we know it. Only pockets of humanity remain. Savage street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When angels fly away with a helpless girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back...
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    Alan Stoob: Nazi Hunter

    By Saul Wordsworth
    Authors:
    Saul Wordsworth
    Alan Stoob, hero of this hilarious novel has been described as a new member of the great pantheon of British comic characters - genus awkward old bastard - that already includes Mr Micawber, Mr Pooter and Captain Mainwairing.Originally a Twitter sensation, whose fans include India Knight and Dara O'Brien, he now walks the pages of this book finding Nazi conspirators in the most ordinary surroundings. Alan Stoob is a retired policeman who worries about his piles, suspects his wife had an affair with Henry Cooper and is outraged when people wastefully use A4 sheets to photocopy A5 documents. Into this very ordinary, domestic setting comes world famous Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, who invites Alan to take on responsibilities for hunting Nazis in hiding in the county of Bedfordshire. Alan agrees and finds that wherever he looks he sees evidence of Nazi conspiracy and he begins to follow a trail of evidence that leads him to members of the UK Cabinet and even the President of the United States.'Alan Stoob and its hero are laugh-out-loud funny... the human story at the heart of the diaries charting Alan's failing marriage and his relationship with his depressed fortysomething son is tragically comic amid the increasingly surreal plot.' - The Times
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  • Apollyon (The Fourth Covenant Novel)

    By Jennifer L. Armentrout
    Authors:
    Jennifer L. Armentrout
    The spellbinding fourth novel in the acclaimed Covenant series from #1 New York Times bestselling Jennifer L. Armentrout. Enter the world of Covenant...Alex has Awoken and become the Apollyon. She has connected with Seth and now the thing she feared most has happened: her true self has been lost. But love is stronger than fate, and Aiden St. Delphi will do anything to break the connection and get Alex back.And then there's the fact that the whole Alex-and-Seth combination is pretty dangerous: if Seth drains Alex of her power, he'll become the God Killer and the most powerful being on the planet. The one person needed to stop the impending destruction has been dead for centuries - and Alex will have to search for him in the Underworld.Finding her way into the Underworld to search for one soul among countless millions will be hard enough. Returning will be even harder. Alex needs to prevent Seth from becoming the God Killer...but the cost will be higher than she ever imagined.
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    Alex: A Delirium Short Story (Ebook)

    By Lauren Oliver
    Authors:
    Lauren Oliver
    When Alex sacrificed himself to save Lena, he thought he was committing himself to certain death, but what he got was almost worse. Imprisoned and tortured by the guards, his mind forces him to relive a past he would rather forget. But in the dark he grows stronger. Both hopeful and terrified, he fights to find his way back to her and the love he still clings to. In this digital story that will appeal to fans of Delirium and welcome new admirers to its world, readers will learn of Alex's time after the events of Delirium, as well as the dark past that he has tried to forget.
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    Animals

    By Camille de Montmorillon
    Authors:
    Camille de Montmorillon
    Colouring-in is one of the best ways to relax and reduce stress in your day to day life. This colour by numbers book allows you to draw on your creativity and release energy through practical exercises, whilst recreating beautiful illustrations. Animals: Colouring by Numbers is a beautiful collection of more than 30 animal portraits. Simply colour in each numbered section using the suggested palate, and watch as the drawing emerges.
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  • The A-Z of Pointless

    By Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman
    Authors:
    Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman
    Journey from A-Z, play 26 rounds of Pointless with family and friends and enjoy facts, banter and musings from Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman. Filled with a collection of over 120 new Pointless quiz questions set to have you wracking your brains and interspersed with general knowledge trivia, witty facts and longer stand-up style pieces musing on everything from aardvarks to zeppelins via Pointless favourites like Central African Republic. Written with Alexander and Richard's trademark intelligent wit and beautifully illustrated with exclusive drawings by Moose Allain, this exciting new Pointless book is the perfect festive treat for the whole family.
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    All Questions Great and Small

    By Adrian Plass, Jeff Lucas
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    Adrian Plass, Jeff Lucas
    The whole idea of the SERIOUSLY FUNNY tour was for Adrian Plass and Jeff Lucas to let people in on their conversations about God, life and the universe - and it went pretty well. After all, that's pretty much what they've been doing in their separate writing and speaking careers all these years.All told, people seemed to like the way their trademark styles came together and shed light on even the most difficult subjects, in a way that perhaps made those burdens a little easier to bear.However, as they toured around the country, Adrian and Jeff realised that other people's questions were at least as interesting as their own - possible more so. Eventually they decided they'd better have a go at some answers. This book is the result.They may not have got the answers right, but they have certainly had a good time along the way - and they hope you will, too.
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    Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety

    By Nick Dubin, Major W. Garrison
    Authors:
    Nick Dubin
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    Major W. Garrison
    Many people suffer from feelings of stress and anxiety in their everyday lives. For people with Asperger Syndrome (AS), this stress can be particularly difficult to manage. On a daily basis people with AS must fit into a world that seems totally foreign to them and this can increase feelings of alienation and anxiety, making life's challenges especially hard to cope with.The first book on anxiety written specifically for adults with Asperger Syndrome, this book offers practical advice on how individuals with AS can manage their anxiety more effectively. As a person with AS who has struggled with feelings of anxiety and learnt how to overcome them, Nick Dubin shares his own tried and tested solutions along with up-to-date research on stress management for individuals with AS, including a chapter on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Dubin explores the key problem areas that can lead to anxiety for people with AS such as lack of social skills, difficulties establishing romantic relationships and uncertainty about employment.Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety provides real solutions to a common problem and is essential reading for anyone with AS who has trouble managing stress. The book will also be of interest to family members, teachers and other professionals working with individuals with AS.(P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
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