Our Christmas Top Picks: Humour Books

Our Christmas Top Picks: Humour Books

Alan Partridge: Nomad

In Alan Partridge: Nomad, Alan dons his boots, windcheater and scarf and embarks on an odyssey through a place he once knew – it’s called Britain – intent on completing a journey of immense personal significance.

Doug the Pug: The King of the Internet

Meet the dog with the big brown eyes who’s about to become your new best friend Doug the Pug is the squishy-faced King of the Internet, spreading love and joy everywhere he goes. Now with this collection of laugh out loud photographs, he’s making his literary debut.

Dan and Phil Go Outside

Travelling around the world on tour, Dan and Phil have collected hundreds of exclusive, intimate and funny photos, as well as revealing and captivating side notes, to show the behind-the-scenes story of their adventure.

Keeping On Keeping On

Alan Bennett’s third collection of prose Keeping On Keeping On follows in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful Writing Home and Untold Stories, each published ten years apart.

Scrappy Little Nobody

A collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect.

Dances with Limeys – Living with the British

One of the most popular and thought-provoking comedians in the UK, and a regular on TV, Reginald D. Hunter explores the good, the bad and the ugly of living in Britain.

No Cunning Plan

Sir Tony Robinson is a much-loved actor, presenter and author with a stellar career lasting over fifty years. Packed full of incident and insight, No Cunning Plan is a funny, self-deprecating and always entertaining read.

Five on Brexit Island

In this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, can George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy survive the ultimate test of their friendship: Brexit?

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

The highly anticipated first book from award-winning comedian, writer, producer and actress, Amy Schumer. Her book will move you, make you laugh, catch you completely off guard, and answer this burning question: is it okay for a 35 year-old woman to still sleep with her childhood teddy bears?

Peggy and Me

The hilarious and heartwarming memoir of Miranda and her life changing dog, the inimitable and most lovable Peggy.

The Ladybird Book of the People Next Door

The Ladybird Book of the People Next Door – a nugget of wisdom from bestselling authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris. This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

“The Princess Diarist ”

From Princess Leia herself: another brilliantly hilarious self-examination of her unlikely life and times. A thoroughly original and intimate memoir by the bestselling author of Postcards from the Edge and Wishful Drinking.

Alanatomy: The Inside Story

Alanatomy is the story of Alan Carr’s rise to fame: the joys, the traumas, the parties, the disappointments. This book is witty, fun, heartwarming, and more importantly honest, and will keep you entertaiend every time you pick it up!

Five Go Parenting

Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five books are beloved the world over. In this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy confront possibly their toughest challenge yet: parenthood.

The David Brent Songbook

The official companion to David Brent’s film, this book will have original song introductions written by David Brent, all music by David Brent and exclusive images of David Brent himself.

QI: The Third Book of General Ignorance

The Third Book of General Ignorance gathers together 180 questions, both new and previously featured on the BBC TV programme’s popular ‘General Ignorance’ round.

Mind = Blown: Amazing Facts About This Weird, Hilarious, Insane World

WARNING: This book will blow your mind. Matthew Santoro is a fact-filled YouTube sensation. Now comes his first ever book packed full of trivia, laughs and facts that seem too mind-melting to be true.

Hurrah for Gin: A Book for Perfectly Imperfect Parents

From pregnancy to starting school, Hurrah For Gin takes you through the exciting, frustrating, infuriating and wonderful whirlwind of parenthood, offering solidarity and a friendly hug after a tough day. Best served with gin.

Only Fools and Horses: The Peckham Archives

A guide to the world of the Trotters, including extracts of original scripts by John Sullivan, Del Boy’s secret cocktail recipes, Rodney’s school reports and more!

Citizen Khan’s Guide to Britain

Citizen Khan is one of television’s most popular series and now, for the first time, the larger than life character is taking the opportunity to share with the public his own particular take on 21st century Britain.

How it Works: The Dog

The Dog – a nugget of wisdom from bestselling authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris. This delightful book is the latest in the Ladybird series, specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

Rules for Modern Life

The Financial Times agony uncle answers all the questions about society you never knew you needed to ask. Sir David Tang offers a satirical masterclass in navigating the social niceties of modern life.

The Mills & Boon Modern Girl’s Guide to: Working 9-5

This comprehensive guide, presented here in a unique patented A to Z format, will help you navigate the perils of work. Funny, feisty and feminist: The Mills & Boon Modern Girls’ Survival Guides.

Parsnips, Buttered: Bamboozle and Boycott Modern Life, One Email at a Time

A tongue-in-cheek guide on how to respond to hate mail, how to use a selfie as a weapon and other useful things.

A Sticky Note Guide to Life

From the popular @instachaaz instagram account, A Sticky Note Guide to Life takes the same tongue-in-cheek observations of life and crudely illustrates them on small pieces of yellow paper.

Viz Magazine Subscription

Treat yourself to some top juvenile humour. From the Fat Slags to Top Tips and the Letterbocks sack, every issue is bulging with cheap gags and the classic nonsense you won’t find anywhere else.

The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse

Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text to teach grown-ups how to handle a Zombie Apocalypse.

Wit and Wisdom of Olly

A lot of the quotes in this book were inspired by my dad. He had a wonderful happiness about him and he loved being in other people’s company. No matter what would happen, he would think of something to say that would make people laugh or smile.

First Dates: The Art of Love

Each week millions of us cosy up on our sofas to watch nervous singletons arrive in the restaurant in the hope of finding love. Now Fred Sirieix, the insatiably charming Maitre’d of the First Dates restaurant, is here to help all of us.

Ednapedia: A History of Australia in a Hundred Objects

It’s very rare that we see the emergence of a completely original idea in the world of books. Dame Edna Everage’s masterly history of Australian civilization is one such idea, and, possums, you will never think of historical writing in the same way again.

The Chap Magazine Subscription

Founded in 1999, The Chap takes a satirical look at the modern world through the steamed-up monocle of an English gentleman. The Chap seeks to maintain decorum and correct dress by celebrating the great dandies and gentlemen of the past.

Private Eye Annual

The Private Eye Annual 2016 presents the year’s best cartoons, jokes and spoofs from the UK’s most successful satirical magazine.

Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body

Take a funny and illuminating tour of the female body with award-winning comedian Sara Pascoe. Sara Pascoe has joked about feminity and sexuality on stage and screen but now she has a book to talk about it all for a bit longer.

The Bookies Pencil: Viz Annual 2017

his year’s compilation, The Bookie’s Pencil, is a magnificent collection of the best strips, features, spoof ads and stories from the nation’s favourite humour mag.

Me Talk Pretty One Day

David Sedaris’ recent move to Paris from New York inspired these hilarious new pieces about his attempts to learn French from a sadistic teacher who declares that ‘every day spent with you is like having a caesarean section’.

Hyperbole and a Half

Features hilarious stories about life’s mishaps from the creator of the immensely popular blog ‘Hyperbole and a Half’. This book is fully illustrated with over 50 per cent new material.

Is it Just Me?

Britain’s best loved comedienne, Miranda Hart, laments on the horrors of growing up and offers her younger self some essential advice on grappling with life’s unexpected perils and blunders.

The Road to Little Dribbling

With his matchless homing instinct for the funniest and quirkiest, his unerring eye for the idiotic, the endearing, the ridiculous and the scandalous, Bryson gives us an acute and perceptive insight into all that is best and worst about Britain today.

My Cat is a Dick

Featuring over 100 photos of cats in all sorts of interesting predicaments, MY CAT IS A DICK shows that even when they’re playing up, cats have an excellent sense of humour. It just often comes at human expense.

Making It Up As I Go Along

Fingers crossed that Marian has a new novel out soon but until then why not laugh your socks off with this hilarious collection of tales, observations and flights of fancy from the funniest woman in print.

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81 thoughts on “Our Christmas Top Picks: Humour Books

  1. My dad loves Alan Partridge, my mum loves Miranda Hart and I wouldn’t mind reading Anna Kendrick’s book soo this bundle is perfect for the whole family!! ??❤️?

  2. Five on Brexit Island by Bruno Vincent (Enid Blyton for Grown Ups) Absolutely hilarious & totally accurate depiction of how some of those who voted reacted to the EU referendum. Superbly written whilst maintaining the key feel which made The Famous Five so special. Thoroughly recommended!

  3. only fools and horses sounds good and also five on Brexit Island sounds a good laugh!! 😉 in fact I like the sound of most of them books! lol 😉

  4. I’d love to read The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer, that’s because I love her and all her movies! Her personality and sense of humor makes me happy and delighted. Fingers crossed for me..

  5. As much as I agree with the sentiment of the one about cats being dicks, I’d love the Amy Schumer one, she is a wonderful comedian and role model.

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