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The Little Box of Feminist Flair
By Lauren Mancuso, Anna Fleiss
Smash the patriarchy in style with The Little Box of Feminist Flair! With fabulous, fearless females like Michelle Obama, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gloria Steinem, and Beyonce -- rendered as graphic, cross-stitch style portraits -- and empowering slogans, this kit brings a quirky spin to the feminist resistance. Learn about these inspiring women in a 48-page miniature book filled with punchy biographies, and add a touch of feminist flair to your outfit, bag, or home with this collection of 5 portrait-style pins, 2 iron-on patches, and 3 magnets. This kit includes:* 5 1/2-inch pins, featuring the faces of famous feminist icons. * 2 iron-on patches.* 3 magnets (1 text-based, 2 image-based). * 48-page miniature book.
The Little World of Liz Climo: A Magnetic Kit
By Liz Climo
Bring Liz Climo's hilarious cartoons to your fridge or office with The Little World of Liz Climo magnetic kit. This charming kit includes 10 magnetic single-panel cartoons and an adorable 32-page mini book
By Amy Stephenson, Casey Childers
Fanfiction has always been there, lurking in the darkest corners of the internet. Two years ago, Amy Stephenson and Casey Childers found a way to drag it into the harsh fluorescent light of the Booksmith at Shipwreck: A monthly literary fanfiction competition. Now, Shipwreck has collected the most outrageous, perverted, brilliant wrecks based on 17 original works, from The Great Gatsby to The Hunger Games. LOOSE LIPS will contain cheeky illustrations, unintentionally suggestive quotes from the original source material, asides from the creators and the full text of the best submissions they've received. Writers include John Scalzi, Mara Wilson, Kate Leth, Night Vale writers Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, Kelly Link, Holly Black, Naomi Novik, Seanan McGuire, Heather Donahue, Andrew Sean Greer and illustrations by Madeline Gobbo. It's a loving look at all of our favorite books with feminism and female sexuality, queer identity and diversity at the forefront.
The Ludicrous Laws of Old London
By Nigel Cawthorne
London abounds with all manner of ludicrous laws, and not all of these curious statutes have been relegated to the past. Despite the efforts of the Law Commission there are medieval laws that are still in force, and the City of London and its livery companies have their own legal oddities. Laws are made in the capital because parliament is here; so are the Old Bailey, the Law Courts, the House of Lords and, now, the Supreme Court. The privy council, which sometimes has to decide cases, also sits in London, and there were other courts that used to sit in London, from prize courts concerning war booty to ecclesiastical courts. Having maintained its 'ancient rights and freedoms' under Magna Carta, the City felt free to enact its own laws, many of which seem to have had to do with what people could wear. Until quite recently, for example, a man could be arrested for walking down the street wearing a wig, a robe and silk stockings - unless he was a judge. And all human folly has been paraded through the law courts of London, to the extent that it is difficult to know where the serious business of administering justice ends and where farce begins. As law is made in the courtroom as well as in parliament and elsewhere, judges like to keep a firm hand, but sometimes so-called jibbing juries will simply not do what they are told. All sorts of oddities get swept up into the law. Legislators particularly love to pass Acts about sex. If sexual services are being offered in a London massage parlour, for example, a police officer must then search the premises for school children. According to The Children and Young Persons Act of 1933 it is against the law for children and 'yowling persons' between the age of four and sixteen to frequent a brothel. A writ was introduced under both Edward III and Henry IV to ban lawyers from parliament as there were too many of them, the reason being that it was easier for a lawyer to spend his time in London attending parliament that it was for a knight of the shires. But because parliament was already packed with lawyers it was difficult to make any such rule stick. Then an effective way of excluding them was found. They were denied the wages paid to members in those days. Sadly, these days, parliament and the government are packed with lawyers once again. And they are being paid.A law passed in 1540 - and still in force today - makes it illegal for barbers in the City of London to practise surgery; with impeccable impartiality, the Act also forbids surgeons to cut hair. Finally, never forget that under the Vagrancy Act of 1824, you can be convicted of being 'an idle and disorderly person, or a rogue, vagabond, or incorrigible rogue'. The same act also outlaws people 'professing to tell fortunes', including 'palmistry'. Under the Act, it is an offence merely to be suspected.
By Danielle Selber
Originating in Japanese culture, Lucky Cat, or maneki-neko , is regarded as a charm that brings good fortune to its owner. Included herein is a mini Lucky Cat figure with motorized arm and a 32-page illustrated book on the history of this ancient talisman.
The Last Goodbye
By Matt Potter
History is written by the winners. It's the faithful servants, the insiders, the ones who stick around, who can adapt to almost any condition that get to write the official histories. They publish the memoirs, park in the directors' spots, erect the statues, form the new governments, wipe out the pockets of resistance, recruit the new starters, set the agendas, talk on the documentaries and retrospectives. Yet theirs - the official version - is never the whole story. The quitter's tale offers a far more compelling, and often a more honest version of history. The Last Goodbye, Matt Potter collects the pithiest, angriest, most hilarious messages of resignation throughout history, including those whose exits were a springboard to eventual success, such as Steve Jobs, George Orwell and Charlie Sheen.It's full of self-deception, bloody knives, betrayal, honour, disgrace, disgust, thwarted ambition and shattered hopes, and sometimes a wicked sting in the tail . . .
Lobster Is the Best Medicine
By Liz Climo
Fans have fallen in love with Liz Climo's charmingly quirky animal kingdom, which was first featured in The Little World of Liz Climo ,a place where porcupines, anteaters, and grizzly bears all grapple with everyday life with wit and humour. Now Liz returns with a book devoted to friendship. Chapter themes include Old Friends," New Friends," Unlikely Friends," and Friends with Benefits." It's the perfect gift for a special friend.
The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum
By Ian Hollingshead
Telegraph letter writers, that most astute body of political commentators, are probably not alone in thinking that politics has taken some strange turns in recent years. The first coalition government since 1945 has led the country from the subprime to the ridiculous, lumbering from Leveson to Libya, riots to referendums, pasty-gate to pleb-gate, Brooks to Bercow, the Bullingdon Club to the Big Society.Five years is a long time in politics. Fortunately for us, it has also been a most fertile period for the Telegraph's legion of witty and erudite letter writers, who have their own therapeutic way of dealing with the pain. An institution in their own right, theirs is a welcome voice of sanity in a world in which the lunatics appear finally to have taken over the asylum.
The Little World of Liz Climo
By Liz Climo
Artist Liz Climo has charmed her fans with her comic world of whimsical animal characters, where everyone from grizzly bears, dinosaurs, rabbits, and anteaters grapple with everyday life with wit and humour. Through her comics, we discover that an armadillo can dress for Halloween, a dinosaur can be a loving parent ... and a rhino can squeeze orange juice! This new collection features more than 100 of her comics, starring her beloved characters in all kinds of funny situations, from celebrating holidays to helping friends.
A Little Bit of Slap & Tickle
By Tom Cutler
A FREE extended extract from Slap and Tickle: The Unusual History of Sex and The People Who Have It.Slap and Tickle is a romp through the enduringly popular subject of sex, embracing vivid literature, language, history, and personalities.It covers sex in all its delightful variety, taking a light-hearted look at the biological mechanics, and drawing on the intimate true-life stories of sex-havers young and old, professional and amateur. Slap and Tickle is eclectic, entertaining, and original - a curious fact-filled volume, written in Tom Cutler's quirky and irreverent style.
By Quentin Letts
Throughout the New Labour years - that decade of deceit, that era of wretched wriggle - the Daily Mail's Quentin Letts has maintained a lonely, vehement vigil. Like a lone clay pigeon shot squinting through his sights at a sky black with targets, he has fired his daily bullets at the poseurs and pooh-bahs of British public life.John Prescott? BANG! Alan Sugar? BANG BANG!Peter Mandelson, Harriet Harman, and the Commons Speaker Letts nicknamed 'Gorbals Mick'? Bullseyes - every single one.In this collection of anguished and often snortingly funny political sketches and journalism, Letts lets off more steam than a Chinese laundry. The modern Establishment won't like it. They tried to gag him. Smear him. Even tried to get him fired. Quentin Letts: The man they could not silence. As his wife will be the first to tell you.Praise for Quentin's previous books:'I salute Mr Letts's one-man stand against the ugly and brainless Bog-Folk.' Daily Mail'[Quentin Letts] discharges his duty with flair and tracer precision...an angry book, beautifully written.' The Spectator
Love All the People (New Edition)
By Bill Hicks
Bill Hicks was arguably the most influential stand-up comedian of the last 30 years. He was funny, out of hand, impossible to ignore and genuinely disturbing. His work has inspired Michael Moore, Mark Thomas and Robert Newman among others. The trade paperback published in February 2003 was the first collected work and included major stand-up routines, diary, notebook and letters extracts, plus his final writings, most previously unpublished. This smaller format paperback has extra material discovered subsequently.
By Bill Watterson, Bill Watterson
Part of the Calvin and Hobbes collection.