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For over forty years, John Julius Norwich has been sending out his Christmas Crackers - a personal collection of quirky quotes and literary odds and ends - to his friends instead of a Christmas card. In The Illustrated Christmas Cracker Quentin Blake has made his own selection of favourite pieces and has illustrated them in his own trademark style. From curious dictionary definitions ('Carphology. Delirious fumbling with the bedclothes,­' Concise Oxford Dictionary) and tortuous palindromes ('Live dirt up a side-­track carted is a putrid evil') to eighteenth-­century accounts of drunken pigs and Benjamin Franklin's account of inventing bifocals, this cracker is stuffed with surprising, offbeat, often hilarious gems. Enlivened by Quentin Blake's witty illustrations, this book is the perfect stocking-­filler for the discerning customer.

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Would a proper adult ignore the spilt milk under the fridge for weeks? Would a proper adult take three years to post a solitary Christmas card? Would a proper adult have decades-­old underwear in active service? Mike Gayle is nowhere near being a proper adult — even though his tenth wedding anniversary is looming; his second child is due any moment; and in less than twenty-­four hours he is going to be officially closer to forty than he is to thirty. Appalled by this lack of maturity, Mike draws up a To-­Do list containing every single item he's been meaning to do but just keeps putting off...­He's got a lot of stuff that needs doing. But unlike previous To-­Do lists, he promises himself that this one will actually get DONE. And along the way, Mike will learn stuff about life (323), love (999), friends (1004) and family (9) and finally work out what it means to be a grown up (846).

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From the author of the national bestseller F in Exams comes a brand new compendium of hilarious and inventive wrong test answers and homework hiccups. Featuring gems from elementary school (two halves make a whale), middle grades (Q: What does germinate mean? A: To become a German citizen), and high school (Q: Fossil fuels are usually associated with which major type of rock? A: Classic rock), these 250 examples of creative invention are sure to charm anyone who has had to bluff or blunder their way through a test.

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The Windsors are England’s most famous family, but what are they really like when they’re out of the public gaze? Behind closed doors in every Royal residence, from Buckingham Palace to Clarence House, there are two families – one upstairs and one down – and nobody knows a Royal quite like a Royal servant, intimately acquainted as they are with every quirk, foible and eccentricity. And there are a fair few! This is the inside story of the Royal Family through the eyes of those who know them best, a sneak peek behind the ermine-­trimmed curtains to reveal what they really get up to in their spare time. Are they just like us? Or are they are a world apart? Here are the answers to everything we’ve ever wondered about the Royals: which programmes does the Queen watch on TV? What music did the Queen Mother listen to? Who can drive and who can’t? What is it like to attend a dinner party thrown by Charles and Camilla? Who are the most popular (and most unpopular!­) Royals to work for and . . .

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First published to sensational scandal amidst accusations that the novel was hedonist, unclean, and depicted distorted views of morality The Picture of Dorian Gray was a hit back in the day.  In 1890 the Daily Chronicle wrote t

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Never overstep the markModeration-­a treasured ideal-­means a lot to the English. Their respect for it is reflected in their shared dislike of any person who “goes too far.­” Irrational rationalityThe English can admire something without enjoying it, or enjoy something they suspect is fundamentally reprehensible. You can never be sure which stance they are going to take-­the reassuringly reasonable, or the wildly irrational. I'm fine, reallyStoicism, the capacity to greet life's vicissitudes with cheerful calm, is an essential ingredient of Englishness. Push-­me, pull-­youTwo equally fundamental but contradictory English characteristics are a love of continuity and a yearning for change. In the English character these two opposite desires vie with each other constantly, which produces some curious behavior patterns and several characteristics most usually observed in the classic split personality.

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Ever wondered who makes a very funny person laugh? Wonder no more. Brought together in this Library of America collection are America’s fifty funniest writers—according to acclaimed writer and comedian Andy Borowitz. Reaching back to Mark Twain and forward to contemporary masters such as David Sedaris, Nora Ephron, Roy Blount Jr., Ian Frazier, Bernie Mac, Wanda Sykes, and George Saunders, The 50 Funniest American Writers* is an exclusive Who’s Who of the very best American comic writing. Here are Thurber and Perelman, Lenny Bruce and Bruce Jay Friedman, Garrison Keillor, Dave Barry, and Veronica Geng, plus hilarious lesser-­known pieces from The New Yorker, Esquire, The Atlantic, National Lampoon, and The Onion. Who does “one of the funniest people in America” (CBS Sunday Morning) read when he needs a laugh? Here’s Andy Borowitz to tell you. First published in hardcover in October 2011, The 50 Funniest American Writers* became the #1 humor book in the country and a New York Times . . .

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This is a compilation of humorous, interesting and hard to believe tales from over thirty years of conducting insurance inspections on unsuspecting and unbelievable businesses. Whoever said, "You can't make this stuff up", had this adventure in mind.

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Это дебютная книга Антона Лирника, известного камедиклабовца и участника Дуэта имени Чехова. Главный герой планирует встретить Новый год в компании родителей. Но посиделки со старыми приятелями неожиданно превращаются в заморский вояж. Трое друзей ступают на землю Таиланда, сбежав от уральских снегов на тропический остров. А когда русский турист попадает в чужую страну, вокруг него сами собой начинают бурлить приключения: крокодилы и дайвинг, тайский бокс и full moon party, огненная еда и ледяные напитки разного уровня крепости…
Самая смешная книга 2014 года! Для всех фанатов «Особенностей национальной охоты» и «Похмелья в Вегасе»!

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