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The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm



Norman Hunter


Bodley Head 2011
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Milligan's Meaning of Life


An Autobiography of Sorts

Spike Milligan


Penguin 2011
Hardback 
 

Spike Milligan's show business career began as a jazz musician and singer but it was his revolutionary and anarchic sketches in the The Goon Show thatSpike Milligan's show business career began as a jazz musician and singer but it was his revolutionary and anarchic sketches in the The Goon Show that made his name and have since inspired generations of British comedians. Throughout his life he wrote prolifically: scripts, poetry, cartoon sketches, parodies, fiction and several volumes of memoir. In this biography, his long-time manager and agent has assembled this material to present an idiosyncratic version of Milligan's life, in his own words. ...more
 

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Imagine My Surprise...


Unpublished Letters to the Daily Telegraph

Iain Hollingshead

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Aurum 2012
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Pistache



Sebastian Faulks


Arrow 2006
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Tommy Cooper's Secret Joke Files



John Fisher


Preface 2011
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum


The World's Oldest Joke Book

Dan Crompton

 (Translated by)

Michael O'Mara 2010
Hardback Illustrated
 

Sailor: 'Where's the wind coming from today?' Captain: 'Onions and cabbages'. Compiled in the 4th century CE by two wits, Hierocles and Philagrios, thSailor: 'Where's the wind coming from today?' Captain: 'Onions and cabbages'. Compiled in the 4th century CE by two wits, Hierocles and Philagrios, the Philogelos is a collection of more than 240 jokes on such high-minded philosophical topics as idiots, fat people, drunks, farting and bad breath. It appears here in a fresh translation which brings out the lively humour of these truly antique jokes. ...more
 

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Whizz for Atomms



Geoffrey Willans; Ronald Searle


Penguin 2009
Paperback Illustrated
 

Nigel Molesworth offers his fellow pupils at St Custard's (and their doting maters and paters) a guide to survival in the 20th century, including adviNigel Molesworth offers his fellow pupils at St Custard's (and their doting maters and paters) a guide to survival in the 20th century, including advice on tee-vee, holidays and the atomic age. ...more
 

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Penelope Pitstop



Carolyn Madden; Peter Marley


Egmont 2010
Hardback Illustrated
 

Penelope Pitstop is the editor-in-chief of Pitstop, the magazine for anyone worshipping at the altar of style and go-go boots. Along with fashion itemPenelope Pitstop is the editor-in-chief of Pitstop, the magazine for anyone worshipping at the altar of style and go-go boots. Along with fashion items such as '20 Ways to Wear a Jumpsuit' and 'Pink Rehab: How to Detox from Black', this colourful volume features some of Penelope's fellow Hanna-Barbera characters, including Yogi Bear, the Flintstones and Dick Dastardly. ...more
 

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How to Be Dastardly


By Dick Dastardly

Carolyn Madden


Egmont 2009
Hardback Illustrated
 

Beginning with an interview with the arch villain himself, Dastardly's collection of trivia reveals the slapstick world of Hanna-Barbera's cartoon vilBeginning with an interview with the arch villain himself, Dastardly's collection of trivia reveals the slapstick world of Hanna-Barbera's cartoon villains. There are profiles of baddies such as Dr Zin and The Hooded Claw; a feature on fiendishness through the ages, from Dickus Dastardicus to Dick 'the Goon' Dastardly (ca 1929) and a guide to villainous motives. ...more
 

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The Hanna-Barbera Guide to Life


Cool Tips for Top Cats

Carolyn Maddon


Egmont 2009
Hardback Illustrated
 

This spoof self-help guide uses Top Cat and other famous Hanna- Barbera cartoon characters to present lifestyle tips. The comic advice includes Hong KThis spoof self-help guide uses Top Cat and other famous Hanna- Barbera cartoon characters to present lifestyle tips. The comic advice includes Hong Kong Phooey's guide to personal training, Dick Dastardly's anger management techniques and Fred Flintstone's secrets of a happy marriage. ...more
 

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Something in the Cellar


Wonderful World of Wine

Ronald Searle


Souvenir 2007
Hardback Illustrated
 

Surveying wine and its devotees in pen and ink, these drawings were created for a variety of publications in the 1970s and early 1980s by the great saSurveying wine and its devotees in pen and ink, these drawings were created for a variety of publications in the 1970s and early 1980s by the great satirical cartoonist, Ronald Searle (1920-2011). Along with 'The World of Wine' series covering wine ceremonies worldwide, from the fraught Annual Ceremony of Accepting the Kremlin Rouge in the USSR to Spain's joyful Festival of Hoofing the Rioja, are various lunatic methods for opening a bottle of wine and other wine-related mishaps. ...more
 

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The Oxford Book of Parodies



John Gross

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Oxford University Press 2012
Paperback 
 

Yeats rewrites 'Old King Cole', Jack Kerouac is 'On the Sidewalk', Proust is in Chelsea and TS Eliot's The Waste Land is rendered in limericks... ThisYeats rewrites 'Old King Cole', Jack Kerouac is 'On the Sidewalk', Proust is in Chelsea and TS Eliot's The Waste Land is rendered in limericks... This anthology by the distinguished writer and critic John Gross (1935-2011) provides an unparalleled - and often hilarious - introduction to the parodist's art. Part one presents literary parodies arranged by the writer parodied, from Chaucer to JK Rowling; part two ranges into more general literary topics and fields such as politics, journalism, the theatre and even science. ...more
 

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The Classical Compendium



Philip Matyszak


Thames & Hudson 2009
Hardback Illustrated
 

Did you know that a statue was once tried for murder? That the owl and goose were sacred to Athena? Or that an ex-consul came back to life on his funeDid you know that a statue was once tried for murder? That the owl and goose were sacred to Athena? Or that an ex-consul came back to life on his funeral pyre? The ancient Greeks and Romans were great compilers of anecdotes, jokes, curious facts and strange beliefs - and Philip Matyszak has selected some of the most interesting and bizarre. ...more
 

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Planet Simpson


How a Cartoon Masterpiece Defined a Generation

Chris Turner


Da Capo 2004
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Say Again?


+ Say No More

Vanan Del; Martin Leeuwis

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Martin Leeuwis 2006
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