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Agatha Raisin

Agatha Raisin, gin-drinking, chain-smoking and unlucky-in-love PR guru, retires from her London agency to start a new life in the Cotswolds. Very soon the tedium of country living forces her to start a detective agency where solving murders is very much on the agenda…

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The Joy of Socks: A Gourmet Guide to Sockmating

Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd
Authors:
Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd
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'Twas the Fight Before Christmas

Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd
Authors:
Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd

From the creators of the bestselling parodies We're Going on a Bar Hunt, The Very Hungover Caterpillar and The Teenager Who Came to Tea.'Tis the season to be jolly. But as any modern family knows, 'tis also the season to be micro-managed by your in-laws, guzzle too many sherries, fight over the TV remote, and panic about your internet shopping not arriving on time.But if you think that's bad, just wait until you meet the Jones family. Instead of this being their best Christmas ever, this might just be their last - especially if they don't all pull together to help their surprise guest in his hour of need.An uproariously funny update of the traditional Christmas Eve classic - that all the family can enjoy.Praise for The Very Hungover Caterpillar'Hilarious and painfully accurate, The Very Hungover Caterpillar is liable to be one of those parodies that becomes more famous than the original' IndependentPraise for We're Going on a Bar Hunt'. . . a parody that will draw a smile from any parent' Guardian Praise for The Teenager Who Came to Tea'A hilarious parody of a much-loved children's book and a perfect read for anyone who remembers the original, or has ever been a teenager or is the parent / grandparent of a teenager today' gransnet.com

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The Teenager Who Came to Tea

Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd, Gillian Johnson
Contributors:
Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd, Gillian Johnson

But the teenager didn't take just one Pringle. He took a selfie of himself pouring a whole tube of them into his mouth, before sending it to his best mate, along with the letters LOL!The bestselling authors of We're Going on a Bar Hunt and The Very Hungover Caterpillar bring you another hilarious parody of a much-loved children's book, this time turning the spotlight not only on modern teens, but firmly on their parents too.When the doorbell rings, just as Sophie and her Dad are sitting down for their tea, they're half-expecting a visit from a tiger, but what slouches in through their doorway is even more curious than that... a teenager.A perfect read for anyone who remembers the original, or has ever been a teenager or is the parent of a teenager today.

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Switch It Off

Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd
Authors:
Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd
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The Very Hungover Caterpillar

Emlyn Rees
Authors:
Emlyn Rees

'Hilarious and painfully accurate, The Very Hungover Caterpillar is liable to be one of those parodies that becomes more famous than the original.' IndependentIn the gloom of the room, a fully dressed man lies on the sofa. The next morning, the TV comes on and - ugh! - ! up lurches a thirsty and very hungover caterpillar. From the bestselling authors of We're Going on a Bar Hunt, comes another hilarious parody of a much-loved children's book. This time, we follow the quest of one man as he attempts to shake off his hangover, through eating whatever he can get his hands on, and annoying his family in the process. The perfect book for anyone who fondly remembers the original, but has now grown up and knows all too well just how painful hungover days can be . . .

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Wanted

Emlyn Rees
Authors:
Emlyn Rees
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We're Going On A Bar Hunt

Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd, Gillian Johnson
Contributors:
Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd, Gillian Johnson
Running Press Mini Editions

Superman: Glowing Kryptonite and Illustrated Book

Donald Lemke
Authors:
Donald Lemke

Superman is the original and ultimate Super Hero, and fans will enjoy this kit containing a replica of that famed radioactive material from Superman's home planet,kryptonite. Mounted on a base, the chards of kryptonite actually light up! Also included is a 48-page full-colour book on Superman, Krypton, and kryptonite.

C & R Crime

That Summer He Died

Emlyn Rees
Authors:
Emlyn Rees
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Superpiss, Meltykiss, Spankers and Muff

Gordon Thorburn
Authors:
Gordon Thorburn

Superpiss used to be a brand of windscreen washer fluid in Finland but they've changed the name for some reason. Bra milk has gone the same way.Luckily, there is still an Italian detergent called BumBum, a Ghanaian pepper sauce called Shitto, Jamaicans can buy Mannish Water Ram Goat Soup, those horrible Danish salt-liquorice pastilles are Spunk brand, the Swedes eat marshmallows called Skum, you can keep your feet dry in China with a Sex Shoes Set and refresh after a jog in Japan with a glass of Sweat.This hilarious book contains hundreds of examples from foreign parts of product names, signs and advertising puffery that make English speakers laugh immoderately, plus a few mistakes that slipped through at home.It's all real. None of it has been invented. In Egypt, you really can buy German Winter Hats for Diabetics.

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Mini Man Cave

Running Press
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Running Press

Now every man can have a tiny space to call his own with the Mini Man Cave ! This irreverent mega mini kit is an irresistible gag gift for the deserving man in your life. Included is a three-paneled desktop cave" to kick back and relax in 3 x 4 fuzzy bear rug to warm your fingers on mounted mini deer antlers mini easy chair cling sticker sheet with various manly wall art to decorate the cave (a faux Sports Illustrated swimsuit poster, neon beer sign, sports pennant, and dart board) and a 32-page guide to your Mini Man Cave.

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Office Shark Tank

Running Press
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Running Press

From annoying brownnosers to two-faced coworkers to micromanaging bosses, the office can sure feel like a shark tank sometimes. This fun and unique game and book poke fun at office politics and will keep you from getting eaten alive." Kit includes Office Shark Tank game board, mechanical shark, 2-player game pieces, and a 32-page illustrated rule book and guide for surviving the office shark tank!

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Chick Magnets

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Running Press
Running Press Mini Editions

Desktop Football

Running Press
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Running Press

Getting tackled by an oversized linebacker on the fourth down isn't always fun,but this miniature version of football sure is! Kit contents include: field goal post (assembles in 2 pieces), football, scoring notepad, pencil, penalty flag and 32-page rule book on Finger Football.

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Feminist Ryan Gosling

Danielle Henderson
Authors:
Danielle Henderson

What started as a silly way for blogger Danielle Henderson and her classmates to keep track of the feminist theorists they were studying in class quickly turned into an overnight sensation. Since its launch in October 2011, the Feminist Ryan Gosling blog has close to 30,000 followers and more than 3 million page views per month. In this hilarious book based on the wildly popular blog, the author pairs swoon-worthy photos of the steamy actor with sensitive feminist theories and plenty of sweet talk. Included are 120 full-colour photos and captions throughout, with some of the best entries from the blog along with 70 to 80 percent brand-new material for the book.

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Build Your Own Stonehenge (Mega Mini Kit)

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Hunted

Emlyn Rees
Authors:
Emlyn Rees
Robinson

Crazy Sh*t Old People Say

Geoff Tibballs
Authors:
Geoff Tibballs

With old age comes grey hair, dodgy knees, a sudden passion for re-runs of Murder, She Wrote, and an apparent God-given licence to speak one's mind and be generally offensive without fear of retribution. Under the guise of passing on the benefits of their experience to family members or just casual acquaintances, old people exercise their right to swear, cuss and insult as they please. These feisty philosophers take no prisoners as they use their scalpel-like tongues to dissect modern life and the younger generations. If challenged over their outrageous comments, they'll play the age card: you know the sort of thing - 'I'm eighty-six, I've fought for my country, and if I want to call you a no-good, lowdown, useless fuckwit, then I'll call you a no-good, lowdown, useless fuckwit, Vicar.'Other gems include:It bugs me when people say, 'Life is short.' What the hell does it mean? Life is the longest damn thing anyone ever does! Are they going to do something that's longer? Son, if it's got tits or tyres, you're gonna have trouble with it. We all have our disappointments in life, son, and I'm talking to mine right now.The only way in which life resembles a bed of roses is that you encounter a lot of pricks along the way. Sure I'm surprised you can't get a job, son. I heard the world was crying out for someone who is lazy, has no qualifications but can spit gum into a waste paper basket from ten feet.Don't you think you might stand a better chance of becoming a captain of industry if you got rid of some of that metal shit on your body - like the nose stud and the eyebrow rings? Donald Trump may have a crap haircut but I bet he doesn't have pierced fucking nipples.Son, if life was fair, Elvis would still be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.The secret of a happy life is to run out of cash and air at exactly the same time.

Black Dog & Leventhal

Yo' Mama Is So...

Hugh Payne
Authors:
Hugh Payne
Black Dog & Leventhal

World According To Twitter

David Pogue
Authors:
David Pogue

The wit and wisdom of the Twittersphere captured in a hilarious, occasionally poignant, and often useful collection of hand-picked tweets.New York Times technology columnist David Pogue has tapped into the brilliance of his half-million followers on Twitter by posting a different, thought-provoking question every night. The questions ranged from the earnest ('What?s your greatest regret?') to the creative ('Make up a concept for a doomed TV show') to the curious ('What?s your great idea to improve the cell phone?'). Out of 25,000 tweets, Pogue has gathered the very best 2,524 into this irresistible, clever, laugh-out-loud funny book. The World According to Twitter is truly a grand social networking experiment, in which thousands of voices have come together to produce a unique and wonderful record of shared human experience.Some samples: Compose the subject line of an email message you really, really don't want to open. To my former sexual partners, as required by law (@markowitz)RE: What seems to have been your car (@pumpkinshirt)From: Your Publisher. Subject: Ha, good one! Could you send the real chapter now, please? (@ Lookshelves) Make up a prequel to a famous movie. Mr. Smith MapQuests Washington (michaelbuckman)Snakes in the Terminal (@justinchambers)We?re Running Low on Mohicans (@rllewis)There Goes Private Ryan...I Hope He?ll Be OK (@slightly99) Describe your 15 minutes of fame. My stepfather was 'The agony of defeat' guy on ABC?s Wide World of Sports, before the ski jumper (he was the car spinning out at Daytona 500). (@BigDaddy978)I juggled for Clinton?s inauguration. 20 minutes of FBI pat-downs, and then I wound up throwing knives around the president anyway. (@McEuen)I?m on a Girl Scout cookie box (have been for 9 years, so it?s longer than 15 minutes)! (@libbyfish) Add 1 letter to a famous person?s name. Yo Yo