Humour

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  • Bloke’s Progress: An Introduction to the World of John Ruskin

    Kevin Jackson, illustrated by Hunt Emerson

    Probably the most eccentric and certainly the funniest book ever written about the ideas of John Ruskin, Bloke’s Progress is a comic fable about one man and his dog learning the true meaning of wealth, vision and work.

    Paperback £12.99
  • The West Wing

    Edward Gorey

    Consists of images without words, illustrating the peeling and peculiar world of the West Wing of some imaginary pile. Gorey is the master of off-beat humour.

    Hardback £8.99
  • Deportment For Dukes & Tips For Toffs

    Brummell & Beau

    ‘A compendium of useful information for guests at the mansions of the nobility, gentry, and clergy’ – so goes the subtitle from this very amusing little book, first published in 1900.

    Hardback £7.99
  • Middle England

    Jonathan Coe

    In his novels ‘What A Carve Up’ and ‘The Rotters’ Club’, Coe established himself as perhaps the best chronicler of middle England in the late C20th. Here he is again, and his touch remains sure: funny, clever, wise and very readable.

    Hardback £16.99
  • Jeeves And The King Of Clubs

    Ben Schott

    The nation is in peril. In this very funny and delightful homage to The Master, it transpires that Jeeves has long been an agent of British Intelligence. Now His Majesty’s Government must turn to the one man who can help . . . Bertie Wooster.

    Hardback £16.99
  • Cassandra Darke

    Posy Simmonds

    Cassandra Darke is an art dealer, mean, selfish, solitary by nature, living in Chelsea in a house worth £7 million. What could be a riper subject for a new graphic novel from the creator of ‘Tamara Drewe’ and ‘Gemma Bovery’?

    Hardback £16.99
  • All The Queen’s Corgis: Corgis, Dorgis and Gundogs: The Story of Elizabeth II and Her Most Faithful Companions

    Penny Junor

    One for the insomniac dyslexic agnostic royalists among us, lying awake at night wondering if there really is an igroc…

    Hardback £14.99
  • Dear Howard: Tales Told in Letters

    David Batterham

    The Howard in the title is Howard Hodgkin. Batterham is a visitable bookseller who writes about his wanderings in search of antiquarian books and the visits of those customers fortunate enough to track him down.

    Hardback £12.95
  • Have You Eaten Grandma?

    Gyles Brandreth

    This is about the misuse of language rather than of grandmothers.

    Hardback £9.99