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Find a fantastic range of Funny Books at The Works. With joke books and humourous stories, there's sure to be a chuckle or two.

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As a professional bridesmaid, Sophie is secretly hired by brides to be their right-hand woman, ensuring their big day goes off without a hitch. From wrangling rowdy hen dos to navigating last minute portaloo cancellations, there's no problem she can't solve. So when she's employed by an actual Marchioness to help plan the society wedding of the year, it should be a chance for Sophie to prove just how talented she is. Of course, it's not ideal that the bride, Cordelia, is rude, difficult and determined to make Sophie's life a nightmare. It's also a bit inconvenient when Sophie finds herself drawn to Cordelia's posh older brother, who is absolutely off limits. And when a rival society wedding is announced, things get even more complicated . . . Can Sophie pull off the biggest challenge of her career, follow her heart and maintain her reputation - all while keeping her true identity hidden? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529340877 • Author: Katy Birchall • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks • Format: Paperback • Pages: 384 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 3 cm

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Meet Jessie, Cara and Nell. Married to brothers Johnny, Ed and Liam Casey. Three very different women tied to three very different men. Every family occasion is a party - until the day the secrets spill out. Playtime is over. But where are the grown-ups? This book has been printed with four different colour designs: blue, green, pink and orange. Covers are assigned to orders at random so we are unable to accept specific requests. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781405918787 • Author: Marian Keyes • Publisher: Penguin • Format: Paperback • Pages: 656 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 3.6 cm

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Will Harker has always believed the best things in life are free: the great outdoors, a good laugh, a perfectly steeped brew. He's earning his keep as an apprentice farrier at Stanley Lampitt's workshop - although his gaffer would say he makes half the money and causes double the trouble. But business isn't exactly booming. While Stanley's trying to make ends meet Will is handed a wedge of family inheritance - and a problem as big as a horse to sort out... As every Yorkshireman knows, where there's muck there's brass. So just how dirty are Will's hands going to get? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781409199939 • Author: Catherine Robinson • Publisher: Orion • Format: Paperback • Pages: 304 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.6 cm

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Kathleen is eighty years old. After a run-in with an intruder, her daughter wants her to move into a residential home. She’s not having any of it. What she craves – needs – is adventure. Liza is drowning under the daily stress of family life. The last thing she needs is her mother jetting off on a wild holiday, making Liza dream of a solo break of her own. Martha is having a quarter-life crisis. Unemployed, unloved and uninspired, she just can’t get her life together. But she knows something has to change. When Martha sees Kathleen’s advert for a driver and companion to take an epic road trip across America, she decides this job might be the answer to her prayers. Travelling with a stranger? No problem. She's not the world's best driver, but it couldn’t be worse than living with her parents again. And anyway, how much trouble can one eighty-year-old woman be? As these women embark on the journey of a lifetime, they all discover it’s never too late for adventure… Product Information: • ISBN: 9781848457966 • Author: Sarah Morgan • Publisher: HQ • Format: Paperback • Pages: 464 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.9 cm

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In a small town in Sweden it appears to be an ordinary day. But look more closely, and you'll see a mysterious masked figure approaching a bank... Two hours later, chaos has descended. A bungled attempted robbery has developed into a hostage situation - and the offender is refusing to communicate their demands to the police. Within the building, fear quickly turns to irritation for the seven strangers trapped inside. If this is to be their last day on earth, shouldn't it be a bit more dramatic? But as the minutes tick by, they begin to suspect that the criminal mastermind holding them hostage might be more in need of rescuing than they are . . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9781405930253 • Author: Fredrik Backman • Publisher: Michael Joseph • Format: Paperback • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 24 x 16.2 x 3.3 cm

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In Life, the Universe and Everything, the third title in Douglas Adams' blockbusting sci-fi comedy series, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent finds himself enlisted to prevent a galactic war. In consequence of a number of stunning catastrophes, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a hideously miserable cave on prehistoric Earth. However, just as he thinks that things cannot get possibly worse, they suddenly do. He discovers that the Galaxy is not only mind-boggingly big and bewildering but also that most of the things that happen in it are staggeringly unfair. Escaping the end of the world for a second time, Arthur, Ford, and their old friend Slartibartfast embark (reluctantly) on a mission to save the whole galaxy from fanatical robots. Not bad for a man in his dressing gown... Product Information: • ISBN: 9780330491204 • Author: Douglas Adams • Publisher: Pan Macmillan • Format: Paperback • Pages: 208 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 13 x 1.3cm

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Every summer, a once-sort-of famous cartoonist named Rich Fischer leaves his wife and two kids behind to teach a class at a week-long arts conference in a charming New England beachside town. One of the attendees this year is a forty-one-year-old painting student named Amy O’Donnell. Amy is a mother of three, unhappily married to a brutish Wall Street titan who commutes to work via helicopter. Rich and Amy met at the conference a year ago, shared a moment of passion, then spent the winter exchanging inappropriate texts and emails and counting the days until they could see each other again. Now they’re back. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008282547 • Author: Matthew Klam • Publisher: Fourth Estate • Format: Paperback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.4 cm

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Charlie Walden, the irrepressible Resident Judge (RJ) of Bermondsey Crown Court is back with a new selection of cases. As ever, there is little rest for the RJ as he does his best to deal with the church-going carer who steals from the old lady under her care, the cleaver-wielding chefs with different ideas about how to make a Caesar salad, the man with a penchant for 'marrying' multiple women and the astrological guru accused of fraud. Not to mention the shock-horror when colleagues get into trouble - Judge Hubert Drake for writing an angry letter to the press, and Judge Marjorie Jenkins for storing suspected pornography on her judicial computer. Oh, and the ongoing wars against the Grey Smoothies, who try to frustrate Charlie at every turn with their bureaucracy and their endless quest for value for money for the taxpayer. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780857302977 • Author: Peter Murphy • Publisher: No Exit Press • Format: Paperback • Pages: 416 • Dimensions: 19.69 x 12.7 x 2.79 cm

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Warm, wise and laugh-out-loud funny, This Green and Pleasant Land is a life-affirming look at love, faith and the meaning of home. In the sleepy village of Babel's End, trouble is brewing. Bilal Hasham is having a mid-life crisis. His mother has just died, and he finds peace lying in a grave he's dug in the garden. His elderly Auntie Rukhsana has come to live with him, and forged an unlikely friendship with village busybody, Shelley Hawking. His wife Mariam is distant and distracted, and his stepson Haaris is spending more time with his real father. Bilal's mother's dying wish was to build a mosque in Babel's End, but when Shelley gets wind of this scheme, she unleashes the forces of hell. Will Bilal's mosque project bring his family and his beloved village together again, or drive them apart? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781785764509 • Author: Ayisha Malik • Publisher: Zaffre • Format: Paperback • Pages: 464  • Dimensions: 20.32 x 13.34 x 2.79 cm

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Philip Noble is an eleven-year-old in crisis. His pub landlord father has died in a road accident, and his mother is succumbing to the greasy charms of her dead husband's brother, Uncle Alan. The remaining certainties of Philip's life crumble away when his father's ghost appears in the pub and declares Uncle Alan murdered him. Arming himself with weapons from the school chemistry cupboard, Philip vows to carry out the ghost's relentless demands for revenge. But can the words of a ghost be trusted any more than the lies of the living? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781786893253 • Author: Matt Haig • Publisher: Canongate Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 288 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.8 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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Quick Reads are short books and great stories written by bestselling authors, available for only £1. Commissioned by The Reading Agency, these books are designed to be easy to read for less confident readers. For every Quick Read sold from 27th May to 31st July, publishers are generously donating a matching copy to The Reading Agency who will distribute these books to people who want to develop their literacy skills or have limited access to books. It's a good time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. But a few nagging questions remain... Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should we use Botox? Do men secretly hate us? And why does everyone ask you when you're going to have a baby? Part memoir, part protest, Caitlin answers the questions that every modern woman is asking. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529109092 • Author: Caitlin Moran • Publisher: Ebury Press • Format: Paperback • Pages: 112 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.5 cm

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Delve into a wild political satire written by a former Democratic Congressman who attempted to pass gun control laws. When American mayors start a campaign to ban handguns, arms manufacturer Otis Cogsworth, worries about the effects on his company. In retaliation, he convinces an Arkansas congressman to introduce the 'American Freedom from Fear Act': a law mandating that every American must own a gun. In tiny rural Asabogue, Mayor Lois Leibowitz passes an ordinance to ban firearms. But Otis orchestrates a recall election against Lois. Soon, thousands of pro-gun militants are armed to the teeth, and their opponents, descend on Asabogue. The village becomes a war zone caught between a mighty gun lobby and the absurdity of every American man, woman and child carrying a gun. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781788544290 • Author: Steve Israel • Publisher: Apollo • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.1 cm

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 After three years under siege in Sarajevo during the Bosnian War, Tom returns to Dublin a brittle, haunted shell of his former self, suffering from severe PTSD. Karl and Gus meet him at the airport, knowing they're unqualified to help their best friend yet determined to somehow see him through the darkness. Grasping at straws, they embark on a journey for an unlikely cure on the other side of the world, an experimental PTSD clinic on the California coast called RESTLESS SOULS. A wry, shambolic road trip that's at turns tremendously moving and darkly funny, Restless Souls wrestles with larger themes and meditations on grief and PTSD, and on the way our memories simultaneously comfort and restrict us from growing up and moving on. Product Information: ISBN: 9781474605878 Author: Dan Sheehan Publisher: Ig Publishing Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Dimensions: 20.8 x 13.9 x 2.2cm

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Following the smash-hit sci-fi comedy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe is the second part in Douglas Adams' multi-media phenomenon and cult classic series. If you've done six impossible things this morning, why not round it off with breakfast at Milliaways, the Restaurant at the end of the Universe? Which is exactly what the crew of the Heart of Gold plan to do. There's just the small matter of escaping the Vogans, avoiding being taken to the most totally evil world in the Galaxy and teaching a spaceship how to make a proper cup of tea. And did anyone actually make a reservation? Product Information: • ISBN: 9780330491211 • Author: Douglas Adams • Publisher: Pan Macmillan • Format: Paperback • Pages: 208 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 13.9 x 1.3cm

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