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Legendary cricket broadcaster Henry Blofeld takes the reader on a journey from A-Z through the world of cricket. In his trademark charming style, Blowers goes through the alphabet, explaining some of the puzzling cricket terminology and regaling his favourite anecdotes from his fifty years in the sport, covering the most important moments in the sport's history as well as the most entertaining and amusing. The book will also contain a glossary for those who want to make sure they know their googlys from their bouncers. This gift book is perfect for fans of cricket who want to understand the sport from Henry's unique point of view, it is a humorous and entertaining jaunt through the cricket landscape.
As told through a mix of comics, doodles, and journal entries, it's Victor Starspeeder's third year at Jedi Academy! It's also his first year EVER without his sister, Christina. Plus, things at Jedi Academy are... weird. After last year's security breach, Principal Marr has been demoted and replaced with Commander ZC-04, a big, scary droid. There's a curfew, new regulations, and everyone is on edge. But when Victor and his friends dig a little deeper into the changes at the school, they find that there's a lot more to this story than the droids want to admit! It's an all-new, out-of-this-world Jedi Academy adventure as The Principal Strikes Back!
Navigate the messy world of modern relationships with advice from the iconic characters of the hit 90s Nickelodeon TV show, Hey Arnold! For everyone who thought that embarrassing crushes and awkward dates would be left in the school yard, the Nickelodeon Hey Arnold!: Guide to Relationships is the must-have handbook on matters of the heart. Whether it is uncovering true relationship goals with Grandpa and Grandma or pursuing the object of your affection with the single-minded dedication of Helga Pataki, let Arnold and the gang help you find happiness, not heartbreak. The perfect gift for the football head in your life, this lively and straight-talking book takes a trip down memory lane with hilarious moments from the original animated series. Produced in collaboration with Nickelodeon, the Nickelodeon Hey Arnold!: Guide to Relationships is an affectionate and amusing take on relationships, for a new generation of adults who have a soft spot for their favourite childhood cartoons.
Master the struggle of everyday adult life with help from everyone's favorite babies! Relive classic moments from the beloved 90s Nickelodeon TV show, The Rugrats. 90s kids might be all grown up now, but adulting is hard work. The Nickelodeon Rugrats: Guide to Adulting is a nostalgic guide to relationships, work, and living a healthy lifestyle from iconic Rugrats characters including Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster, and Grandpa Lou. Even outspoken Angelica is on hand with some hard-hitting truths on how to live your best life. Packed with throwbacks to the original animated series, this bold and colorful book is the perfect gift for twenty-something fans of Nickelodeon who are still dumb babies at heart. Produced in collaboration with Nickelodeon, the Nickelodeon Rugrats: Guide to Adulting is an affectionate and amusing reflection on modern life, for a new generation of adults who have fond memories of their favorite childhood cartoons.
Pass your level 1 music test with Tom Gates! From DogZombies to Dude3, music is a HUGE part of the Tom Gates world. Learn how to play all your favourite songs from the series with REAL notation for: - Guitar - Ukulele - Piano - Recorder And with notation for drums and tips and tricks for vocals!
'Ask me to paint anything you wish and I will try no matter how specific or surreal your demands. You name it. I'll paint it. On Paint.' Since making this promise, back in 2013, Jim has painted some 400 requests - covering everything from Thom Yorke the Tank Engine and Dad's Army of Darkness to Mick Jagger disappointing customers at the paint mixing station in B&Q by matching every colour as black - each brought to life with painstaking detail using nothing but an archaic version of Microsoft Paint and an optical mouse. From the surreal to the completely unhinged - via parody, political satire and pitch-black humour - many of the requests and suggestions he has rendered have become beloved icons of British internet culture, such as the viral sensation Vladimir Putin as every member of the Village People and the recent image of Theresa May and Donald Trump re-enacting that scene from Dirty Dancing in a shark-infested lake. Of Mouse and Man compiles the very best of Jim's first five years of work alongside never-before-seen material and unique insights into his creative process.
1979 was a year of momentous events. In Britain, it began with the so-called Winter of Discontent, as rubbish piled high in the streets and the dead went unburied. Later, guerillas stormed the US Embassy in Tehran, Margaret Thatcher entered Downing Street, and Sid Vicious died of a heroin overdose while on trial for stabbing his girlfriend to death. Elsewhere, murderous dictator Saddam Hussein rose to power in Iraq, America's Three Mile Island nuclear plant went into meltdown, and there was an anthrax epidemic in Russia following an accident at a biological weapons plant. But it's all swings and roundabouts, because 1979 also saw the first issue of Viz Comic going on sale. And now, with a rousing brass fanfare to celebrate its 40th year as the country's most flatulent magazine, Viz is puffing out its cheeks to release its latest annual - The Trumpeter's Lips. Within the 226 pages of this lavishly produced hardback you will find the very best bits from issues 262-271, including * Cartoons: The Fat Slags, Sid the Sexist, Mrs Brady Old Lady, Roger Mellie, Eight Ace, Buster Gonad, Big Vern and many, many more * Informative features: Let's Go Dogging!, Secrets of the White House Shite House, How Did Henry VIII Mow His Lawn?, Who's Who at a Car Boot Sale, and A Day in the Life of a Model Railway Enthusiast * Edge-of-your-seat adventures: In Search of the Giant Squid of Sumatra, The Crown Jewels Mystery, Wally Walton's Emergency Scorpion Squad and Wall to Wall Carpet Warehouse, Ballet Nurse on a Pony, Pip of the Peloton, and Bad Bob the Randy Wonder Dog * More articles, spoof ads, Readers' Letters and Top Tips than you could shake a really big stick at Just like our rubbish and dead were piled up in the streets four decades ago, Viz - The Trumpeter's Lips will be piled up in shops and internet retailers this Christmas, guaranteeing a "Winter of This Content" (as specified above) for everyone.
Ever wondered how to make a garden attractive in December? Or what to do with that corner by the dustbin? Answers to these questions can be found in this compact and charming book of tips for the green-fingered, accompanied by Heath Robinson's highly inventive and humorous cartoons. First published in 1938, the book gives an insight into gardening trends on the eve of the Second World War while also addressing common concerns faced by gardeners. It features many typically elaborate contraptions such as the Combined Telescopic Spaderake for digging and raking at the same time, the Inebriate Roller for making wobbly garden paths and the Osoeezi Slugsticker. While some are patently ridiculous - a lawn is de-thistled and resown with the help of a barrel of grass seed strapped onto a small donkey - others are before their time, such as a special pump that can divert your bathwater into your garden hose, a contraption that is not wildly dissimilar to gadgets on the market today. Finally, the growing of vegetables inspires some sage advice: `with the right kind of upbringing, a marrow will attain astonishing dimensions, and can be used for boasting purposes.' Poking gentle fun at a British obsession with a detailed illustration on almost every page, this book will delight both aspiring and experienced gardeners alike.
Meet the world-famous waistband warrior. the amazing Captain Underpants! Class clowns George Beard and Harold Hutchins love pulling pranks. and making comics. So what happens when they accidentally turn their mean old principal into a comic-book hero who fights villains using wedgie power? Well, Jerome Horwitz Elementary School - and the world - will never be the same! In this book, you'll get up close and personal with these two practical pranksters. and spend some quality time with Captain Underpants and the kids of Jerome Horwitz Elementary. Plus, you'll meet brand-new villains like the Vile Vimpire, Queen Tootenfarti, the Homework Hydra, DJ Drowsy Drawers, and many more! It's your must-have guide to the hilarious hit TV show.
Die geliefde dominee Barend Vos se sketse oor die lewe van ’n predikant en sy gesin in ’n plattelandse gemeente het tot op hede in vyf bundels verskyn. Dié sketse verskyn die afgelope tien jaar elke maand in die tydskrif LIG, met illustrasies deur Fred Mouton.
In Liefdegroete, Grootseun word ’n dertigtal van Vos se Grootseun-stukke wat die afgelope jare in Lig verskyn het, byeen gebring as keur van die meer as 100 wat sedert sy laaste versameling verskyn het. Elke rubriek word aangebied as ’n brief wat deur “Grootseun” geskryf word aan sy ouers. Die sketse het meestal ’n sterk humoristiese aanslag en gefokus op ’n plattelandse kerkgemeenskap waarvolgens “Grootseun” die Jongdominee van die gemeente is. Die ruimte is dus plattelands, kerklik en geskryf met ’n deernisvolle aanbod wat eie is aan Vos se skryfstyl.
Can you go on a very serious adventure without giggling? The Giggle Pigs can't. However hard they try, they just keep bursting out laughing. But so would you if you had to canoe down a river of custard, tip-toe across the Secret Swamp of Burps, and find your way out of a Fog of Bottom Parps. Get ready for fun, silliness and LOTS of giggling in this hilariously imaginative piggy tale.
Famous for its daily chat and gossip, the biggest celebrity interviews and frank discussions on topical issues from politics and current affairs to entertainment, this time, the women from ITV's hit panel show get honest about life, love and loss. Featuring best bits from the show, classic moments that fans will love and remember, and never before heard stories, fans of the show will love this. From children ' Sometimes old school is the only way... ' and coping with bereavement ' You don't get over it, you learn to live with it', to marriage 'No need to rush down the aisle!' and staying active 'Fit and healthy at 60!', Loose Women: What We Know to be True is both a hilarious and honest guide to handling life's ups and downs, as a 21st century woman. Contributors include Ruth Langsford, Coleen Nolan, Stacey Solomon, Linda Robson, Gloria Hunniford, Nadia Sawalha and Andrea McLean. Chapter breakdown: Lessons In Love A Guide to Guilt-Free Parenting My Body, My Story Life and Loss
Did you know that one of the world's sharpest and most forensic minds inhabited the persona of an attractive old lady, with pink cheeks and blue eyes, and a gentle, rather fussy manner? Discover the secrets of Miss Marple in this gorgeous book of her quotes and sayings, and an essay by Agatha Christie appearing for the first time in any book! `Really, I have no gifts - except perhaps a certain knowledge of human nature.' Everyone in St Mary Mead knew Miss Marple: fluffy and dithery in appearance, but inwardly as sharp and as shrewd as they make them. `This is a wicked murderer, Inspector - and the wicked should not go unpunished.' Now, in her own words, discover the razor-sharp mind of the world's favourite armchair sleuth, and the wit and wisdom of the Queen of Crime who created her. Includes an exclusive essay by Agatha Christie written to promote the Miss Marple stories: Does a Woman's Instinct Make Her a Good Detective?
An epic collection of easy-to-read LEGO Ninjagostories PLUS buildable Lloyd minifigure! Join Lloyd in this awesome assembly of 6 original stories! With appearances from Kai, Nya, Zane, Jay and more - these action-packed adventures feature some of the ninjas' most harrowingface-offs. LEGO Brick Adventures are funny, easy-to-read, full-colour stories.
Train at the world's first crime academy! Laugh-out-loud stories from the bestselling author of HORRIBLE HISTORIES. 2 books in 1! Want to rob the rich and give to the poor? Worried about getting caught? Then why not train at the world's first crime academy! Book 1: Classes in Kidnapping Book 2: Safecracking for Students
A hilarious gift book to help Remainers cope in the run-up to the fateful Brexit moment.
'So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night
I hate to go and leave this pretty sight
So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu
Adieu, adieu, to EU and EU and EU'
So sing the 16,141,241 of us who voted Remain on 23 June 2016 as we career head first into the oncoming traffic of independence from the EU sometime soon. March 2019 is the cursory date for exit and the story of Brexit will continue to rumble on, as will disgruntled Remainers and smug Leavers.
The Brexit Souvenir Treasury will take you back to the Good Old Days where £100 would get you €145, enough to get to Calais and back with four cases of wine and still have enough left over for a croque-monsieur and a café au lait. With activities and fun games aplenty, with this old-school treasury you can put on your blue-and-yellow-tinted glasses and lose yourself in the warm glow of the European dream for at least the next 30 years, after which another EU referendum might give us the opportunity to return to the European fold.
- Collectable Brexit Cigarette Cards: Get the lowdown on all the big-hitting Brexit superstars
- Cut-out-and-keep Remainer bunting
- Now That's What I Call Brexit classic playlists
- Dreamy Macron poster
and much, much more.
We know that the moon influences the tides, but did you know that with the full moon, you always see the same side of the moon? Or that a yawn is contagious for humans and some animals? And what precisely causes birds not to bump into one another when they fly in a swarm and they swerve? These facts are part of a massive amount of knowledge about nature, physics and space that the RSG programme Hoe verklaar jy dit? has been sharing for 37 years. This book, translated from the original, bestselling Afrikaans version, contains a selection from the hundreds of questions curious listeners have been asking the experts to answer in order to make the world a little less strange, because not all knowledge is obvious. There are so many wonderful enigmas in nature and space that beg to be explained – and we won’t even mention man-made inventions! How Do You Explain That? will pique your interest in the world around you. It is a book that can be enjoyed on its own, or can lie on the coffee table, or can go camping with the family to elicit wonderful conversations around the campfire.
Winner of the 2018 Sapir Prize.
If you're younger than 15 or older than 50, there is an 87% chance that something in this book will offend you. The #1 web comic, Cyanide & Happiness, is back with a brand new collection of comics sure to leave you gasping in horror or guffawing with laughter. Featuring 150 comics, including 30 brand new strips, each jam-packed with more inappropriate jokes and deviant behaviour than ever before! Laugh at Obese Maurice, Ass Rape Man, the Purple-Shirted Eye Stabber, and the not-so-loveable superhero, Superjerk. You'll never see stick figures this twisted! Also features a brand new "activity" section where you can draw your own Cyanide character, build-a-boner, or connect the dots to reveal a hidden image!
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