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Find a fantastic range of Funny Books at The Works. With cartoons and comedy stories, there's sure to be a chuckle or two. Browse our range of Funny Books below.

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Daphne always loved the way Peter told their story. That is until it became the prologue to his actual love story with his childhood bestie, Petra. Which is how Daphne ends up rooming with her total opposite and the only person who could possibly understand her predicament: Petra's ex, Miles. As expected, it’s not a match made in heaven – that is until one night, while tossing back tequilas, they form a plan. And if it involves posting deliberately misleading photos of their adventures together, well, who could blame them? But it’s all just for show, of course, because there’s no way Daphne would actually start her new chapter by falling in love with her ex-fiancé’s new fiancée’s ex . . . right? Product Information:  • ISBN: 9780241624128 • Author: Emily Henry • Publisher: Viking • Format:  Hardback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions:  16.3 x 3.5 x 24.2cm

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The Accidental Medium is the first book in a hilarious series from Tracy Whitwell featuring Tanz, the accidental medium who, with the help of the dead, is about to become an unwilling crime-solver. Tanz is a wine-loving, straight-talking, once-successful TV actress from Gateshead, whose career has shrivelled like an antique walnut. She is still grieving for her friend Frank, who died in a car crash three years ago, and she has to find a normal job in London to fund her cocktail habit. When she starts work in a ‘new age’ shop, Tanz suddenly discovers that the voices she’s hearing in her head are real, not the first signs of madness, and that she can give people ‘messages’ from beyond the grave. Alarmed, she confronts her little mam and discovers she is from a long line of psychic mediums. Despite an exciting new avenue of life opening up to Tanz, darkness isn’t far away and all too soon there’s murder in the air . . . Product Information:  • ISBN: 9781529087529 • Author: Tracy Whitwell • Publisher: Pan • Format:  Paperback • Pages: 304 • Dimensions: 12.85 x 1.91 x 19.84 cm

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One disastrous year. One magical wish. One chance to change the past. In one fell swoop, Sadie Thatcher managed to lose her job, her apartment, and her boyfriend. So when a fortune teller offers her one wish, Sadie longs to redo her awful year. More than a little sceptical, she makes her wish, opens her eyes, and . . . nothing has changed. And then, in perhaps her worst move yet, she kisses her brother's best friend, Jacob. When Sadie wakes up the next morning, she's in her former apartment with her former boyfriend, and her former boss is expecting her at work. She realises it's January 1 . . . of last year. As Sadie navigates her second-chance year, she begins to see the red flags she missed in both her relationship and her career. Plus, she keeps running into Jacob, and she can't stop thinking about their kiss . . . the one he has no idea ever happened. Suddenly, Sadie begins to wonder if her only mistake was wishing for a second chance. Product Information:  • ISBN: 9781035406159 • Author: Melissa Wiesner • Publisher: Headline Eternal • Format:  Paperback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 12.8 x 3 x 19.6 cm

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Set in Newcastle, Gin Palace rejoins Tanz, the Accidental Medium and an unwilling crime solver, as she grows accustomed to her rather unusual gift – communicating with the dead . . . Tanz can talk to ghosts, although she’d prefer it if she couldn’t. Struggling to make ends meet as an actress and wholly unsuited to supply teaching, Tanz is only one bad day away from a meltdown. And the babbling ghosts aren’t helping. So when Tanz is offered a paid acting gig in her hometown, things start to look up. But Newcastle’s dead won’t stay quiet for long, and soon Tanz becomes haunted with visions of a mysterious Gin Palace guarded by a sinister figure. As Tanz starts to piece together a terrible tragedy, it becomes clear there’s no limit to what the poltergeist will do to keep his secrets his own. Unfortunately, he’s never met anyone quite like Tanz before . . . Product Information:  • ISBN: 9781529087635 • Author: Tracy Whitwell • Publisher: Pan • Format:  Paperback • Pages: 304  • Dimensions: 13.08 x 2.03 x 19.69 cm

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Despite living firmly in her comfort zone, Frankie McKenzie feels unsettled. She can't help feeling something's missing. Is it a home to call her own? Travel? A more rewarding job? A relationship? Before she can work it out, she dies in a freak accident after yet another dud of a first date. But life isn't over for Frankie. Instead, she is offered a second chance: Frankie can revisit key moments from her past to see if different choices will lead to the fulfilling life she's always dreamt of. What would you change if you could begin again? Product Information:  • ISBN: 9781838778361 • Author: Helly Acton • Publisher: Zaffre • Format:  Paperback • Pages: 416 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.5cm

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The local mayor has a dinner date with death… With school out for the summer, Margery and Clementine Butcher-Baker are taking advantage of the break to go on holiday. They plan to explore the village of St-Martins-on-the-Water and rest before the chaos of Mrs Smith's impending hen do. By the end of their first night, the local mayor lies dead on the floor of the hotel restaurant, having been poisoned by his meal. The villagers are convinced: The Poisoner is back. As the residents turn to the duo with suspicion and begin to freeze them out, Margery and Clementine are left with more questions than answers. Everyone is convinced that the pair - and Clementine in particular - are bad news, but why?  And as more people in the village start to become unwell, the question remains, is The Poisoner back, or is this the work of a new killer? And will they strike again?  Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781800326538 • Author:  Hannah Hendy • Publisher:  Canelo • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  304 • Dimensions:  19.8 x 12.9 x 1.9 cm

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TWO SISTERS. ONE CRUMBLING HOUSE. WHERE WILL THEY BE SAME TIME NEXT YEAR? Sisters Bel and Marie are poles apart. Whilst Marie is a free spirit who spurns alcohol, casual sex and material possessions, Bel needs all of those things just to make it through to lunchtime. When their mother dies suddenly, leaving them a rundown house on the Norfolk coast, they are unexpectedly thrown together. Because there's a condition: before they can inherit it, they have to live in it for one year - together. Marie invites some old friends to Orchard House to form a working party, and Bel is drawn to the devastatingly handsome, yet silent and brooding, Nick. The only problem is, they want entirely different things . . . If Bel can make it through the year unscathed, she'll consider it a success. But that means dealing with everything she's been sweeping under the rug for decades. Could it be time to leave the past behind and embrace the future? And in doing so, will the sisters finally find their way back to each other? Product Information:  • ISBN: 9781035413522 • Author: Heidi Stephens • Publisher: Headline Accent • Format:  Paperback • Pages: 384  • Dimensions: 12.6 x 3.2 x 19.6 cm

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Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters, Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist. Meet chemist Elizabeth Zott, she is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing. Follow Zott's story as she tackles inequality in the workplace, adopts a dog called Six-Thirty, has a daughter named Mad and becomes a famous TV chef. Your ability to change everything - including yourself - starts here! Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing. But it's the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Forced to resign, she reluctantly signs on as the host of a cooking show, Supper at Six. But her revolutionary approach to cooking, fuelled by scientific and rational commentary, grabs the attention of a nation. Soon, a legion of overlooked housewives finds themselves daring to change the status quo. One molecule at a time.  Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781804990926 • Author:  Bonnie Garmus • Publisher:  Penguin • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  400 • Dimensions:  12.8 x 2.4 x 19.8 cm

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It'll get easier when he starts school... That's what Lucy was told, and she believed it. But now that her autistic son Stanley has joined Reception, his obsession with Africa and daily screaming fits at the school gates haven't exactly won him or Lucy any popularity contests. So for Stanley's fifth birthday Lucy plans an extravagant party to help him connect with his classmates. But her autistic husband Ed knows how his son's mind works better than anyone, so instead of a big bash, they travel to Wales to eat a Libya-shaped birthday cake with Lucy's family. And suddenly Lucy is faced with the truth about what her loved ones really need, and how they can finally find their tribe... Product Information:  • ISBN: 9781838953201 • Author: Katy Cox • Publisher: Corvus • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  368  • Dimensions: 12.8 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm

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Something bad happened last night. My best friend Posey is dead. The police think it was a tragic accident. I know she was murdered. I’ve woken up with the hangover from hell, a stranger in my bed, and I’ve gone viral for the worst reasons. There’s only one thing stopping me from dying of shame. I need to find a killer. But after last night, I can’t remember a thing… Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008536718 • Author: Katy Brent • Publisher: HQ Digital • Format: Paperback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.4 x 19.8cm

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Samantha thrives under pressure. A high-powered London lawyer, all she can concentrate on is taking the next step in her career; eating, sleeping, seeing friends – even taking a breath – will have to wait. But just when she’s about to get everything she has ever wanted, Samantha makes a mistake. A fifty-million-pound, career-destroying mistake. Unable to face the consequences, she does the unimaginable and runs away… Catching the first train she can, she finds herself in the countryside, outside a beautiful grand house. Mistaken for another woman, she falls into a new job as the family’s housekeeper. Disaster ensues. In a blink, her life has shifted from writing briefs to washing them – and she has no idea how to work the washing machine. But gradually, she falls in love with her new life in a wholly unexpected way. Will her employers ever discover the truth? Will Samantha's old life ever catch up with her? And if it does...will she want it back? Product Information: • ISBN: 9780552772747 • Author: Sophie Kinsella • Publisher: Black Swan • Format: Paperback • Pages: 432 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.7 x 2.6 cm

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I love you . . . but what if I can't love your life? Ava is sick of online dating. She's always trusted her own instincts over an algorithm, anyway, and she wants a break from it all. So when she signs up to a semi-silent, anonymous writing retreat in glorious Italy, love is the last thing on her mind. Until she meets a handsome stranger. . . All she knows is that he's funny, he's kind and - she soon learns - he's great in bed. He's equally smitten, and after a whirlwind, intoxicating affair, they pledge their love without even knowing each other's real names. But when they return home, reality hits. They're both driven mad by each other's weird quirks and annoying habits, from his eccentric, naked-sauna-loving family to her terribly behaved, shirt-shredding dog. As disaster follows disaster, it seems that while they love each other, they just can't love each other's lives. Can they overcome their differences to find one life, together? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781784163587 • Author: Sophie Kinsella • Publisher: Black Swan • Format: Paperback • Pages: 416 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.7 x 2.5 cm

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