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Have a good laugh with a Comedy Book from The Works. Whether it's a comedian's autobiography, a joke book or just a silly story - funny books can be just the tonic you need after a stressful week. Browse our collection of funny and humorous books below.

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The Book of Senior Moments introduces the reader to a wonderful collection of humorous anecdotes, confessions, tips, retorts and excuses to help you avoid those all too familiar senior moments. Have you ever referred to your oldest and closest friend as 'Thingy'? Reached the top of the landing, only to realize that you have no idea why you came upstairs in the first place? Congratulations - or commiserations - you've had your first senior moment! Fear not, for help is at hand. The Book of Senior Moments introduces the reader to a wonderful collection of these rites of passage. It includes exit strategies for when you've been ambushed by your memory, as well as tips on how to avoid getting ambushed in the first place. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781789292268 • Author: Shelley Klein • Publisher: Michael O'Mara • Format: Paperback • Pages: 160 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.15 cm

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Bob Mortimer’s life was trundling along happily until suddenly in 2015 he was diagnosed with a heart condition that required immediate surgery and forced him to cancel an upcoming tour. The episode unnerved him, but forced him to reflect on his life so far. This is the framework for his hilarious and moving memoir, And Away… Although his childhood in Middlesbrough was normal on the surface, it was tinged by the loss of his dad, and his own various misadventures, from burning down the family home to starting a short-lived punk band called Dog Dirt. As an adult, he trained as a solicitor and moved to London. A chance encounter in a pub in the 1980s with a young comedian going by the name Vic Reeves set his life on a different track. And now, six years on, the heart condition that once threatened his career has instead led to new success on BBC2’s Gone Fishing. Warm, profound, and irrepressibly funny, And Away… is Bob’s full life story (with a few lies thrown in for good measure.) Product Information: • ISBN: 9781398505292 • Author: Bob Mortimer • Publisher: Gallery UK • Format: Hardback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.9 cm

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In December 2018, after fifty years of belly-laughs, energy and outrage, Billy Connolly announced his retirement from live stand-up comedy. It had been an extraordinary career. When he first started out in the late sixties, Billy played the banjo in the folk clubs of Scotland. Between songs, he would improvise a bit, telling anecdotes from the Clyde shipyard where he'd worked. In the process, he made all kinds of discoveries about what audiences found funny, from his own brilliant mimes to the power of speaking irreverently about politics or explicitly about sex. He began to understand the craft of great storytelling. Soon the songs became shorter and the monologues longer, and Billy quickly became recognised as one of the most exciting comedians of his generation. Tall Tales and Wee Stories brings together the very best of Billy's storytelling for the first time. With an introduction and original illustrations by Billy throughout, it is an inspirational, energetic and riotously funny read, and a fitting celebration of our greatest ever comedian. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529361360 • Author: Billy Connolly • Publisher: Two Roads • Format: Paperback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 19.69 x 12.7 x 2.22 cm

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Since I was little, I've had a cast of characters living inside my head, an over-active imagination and the urge to be a massive show-off. In Don't Laugh, It'll Only Encourage Her, I'll take you on a rollercoaster ride so extreme it'll make you laugh, then cry, then barf your guts up. From my misspent childhood skulking around car boot sales to reimagining WWE Smackdowns for a Cirencester audience; from my one-armed internet boyfriend to a lover who doubled as a coat-stand; from snogging a pole to imitating a warthog at RADA to finally having This Country commissioned by the BBC. And, I answer all of life's great mysteries . . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241503584 • Author: Daisy May Cooper • Publisher: Michael Joseph • Format: Hardback • Pages: 432 • Dimensions: 24 x 16.2 x 3.9 cm

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Have you stopped getting your freak on and started getting your creak on? Do your hobbies now include ‘napping’, ‘relaxing’ and ‘having a quiet one’? Have you found you’ve more in common with your nan than your peers? It sounds like you’re OLD AF!  Get out your fun slippers and sit back with this collection of hilarious quips and too-true quotes for the old at heart. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781787830004 • Author: Summersdale Publishers • Publisher: Summersdale • Format: Hardback • Pages: 160 • Dimensions: 13.46 x 10.29 x 2.16 cm

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Long Live Hookey Street ... It's been 40 years since John Sullivan's Only Fools and Horses first graced our television screens.  In this new official guide, packed full of rare and never-before-seen photographs, Mike Jones and Jim Sullivan - son of John and co-writer of the hit West End show Only Fools and Horses the Musical - chart the creation and evolution of the nation's favourite comedy series. Including behind-the-scenes info and interviews with those who helped make the show a success, and more than a word or two from Del, Rodders and the rest of the Peckham faithful. Re-live episode-by-episode and look at what made Only Fools and Horses work. Lovely Jubbly! Product Information: • ISBN: 9781785947537 • Author: Jim Sullivan, Mike Jones • Publisher: BBC Books • Format: Hardback • Pages: 288 • Dimensions: 25.3 x 19.7 x 2.3 cm

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A memoir and self-help manual by one of the country's most treasured comedians - for anyone who feels stuck in a rut but doesn't have the tools or self-belief to shake things up. Written to take advantage of the brief window between the end of lockdown and Jimmy getting cancelled for saying something unforgivable to Lorraine Kelly, this book is as timely as it is unnecessary. Because you might be interested in Jimmy's life but he's sure you're a lot more interested in your own, Before & Laughter is about both of you. But mainly him. It tells the story of Jimmy's life - the transformation from white-collar corporate drone to fake-toothed donkey-laugh plastic-haired comedy mannequin - while also explaining how to turn your own life around and become the you you've always dreamt of being. At just £20, it's cheaper than Scientology, quicker than therapy, and significantly less boring than church. Because it's Jimmy Carr - recently scientifically proved to be the funniest comedian in the UK - there are jokes, jokes and more jokes throughout. If laughter really was the best medicine, the NHS would be handing out this book in Nightingale Hospitals. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529413076 • Author: Jimmy Carr • Publisher: Quercus • Format: Hardback • Pages: 368 • Dimensions: 23.8 x 16 x 3.6 cm

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If you’ve ever lived in the same house as a dad, you’ll know he views his main role as a cross-between an efficiency consultant and a whinging old man. No subject is too trivial to trigger a grumpy rant, because there’s Dad’s way or the highway. He’ll sarcastically nit-pick everything from neglected light bulbs and the carefree use of toilet paper to dishwasher abuse and untidiness in all its forms. He likes to keep a tight ship, he hates wastefulness, he’s a massive pain in the butt. The house may be sinking, but it isn’t a ship and it certainly shouldn’t be tight and he may be petty, but he’s no officer. In fact, the only thing he can run is everybody ragged. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781913004361 • Author: Susanna Geoghegan Gift Publishing • Publisher: Susanna Geoghegan Gift Publishing • Format: Paperback

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RuPaul's Drag Race UK returns to our screens for Series 3 with an all-new cast ready to slay the runway. Discover the secrets of the Werk Room and get all the gossip backstage in exclusive interviews with the Queens of Series 3. Take on mini challenges, learn the secret to a killer Snatch Game performance, and re-live the most iconic moments of RuPaul's Drag Race UK so far with stories from the Queens of Series 1 and 2. With special features, play-along games, secrets and trivia, this is your perfect companion to the Drag Race extravaganza! Remember kids, reading is fundamental! Product Information: • ISBN: 9781785946417 • Author: Christian Guiltenane • Publisher: BBC Books • Format: Hardback • Pages: 128 • Dimensions: 22.6 x 16.3 x 1 cm

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Emerging from a collection of city states 150 years ago, no other country has had as turbulent a history as Germany or enjoyed so much prosperity in such a short time frame. Today, as much of the world succumbs to authoritarianism and democracy is undermined from its heart, Germany stands as a bulwark for decency and stability. Mixing personal journey and anecdote with compelling empirical evidence, this is a critical and entertaining exploration of the country many in the West still love to hate. Raising important questions for our post-Brexit landscape, Kampfner asks why, despite its faults, Germany has become a model for others to emulate, while Britain fails to tackle contemporary challenges. Part memoir, part history, part travelogue, Why the Germans Do It Better is a rich and witty portrait of an eternally fascinating country. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781786499783 • Author: John Kampfner • Publisher: Atlantic Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 19.61 x 12.8 x 2.59 cm

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Quality time alone on the lavatory is a truly special occasion. What better way to celebrate and honour this ritual than with some extraordinary reading material? Lord of toilet trivia and master architect of poo-themed puzzles, Hugh Jassburn has unloaded his creative bowels once more in this astounding collection of all-new amusements. From eye-watering stats to mind-boggling mazes, this special edition is anything but bog-standard. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781800073098 • Author: Hugh Jassburn • Publisher: Summersdale • Format: Hardback • Pages: 112 • Dimensions: 14.6 x 14.6 x 1.6 cm

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The hilarious new collection of stories and observations from Jeremy Clarkson - setting our off-kilter world to rights with thigh-slapping wit once again. Who is that tractor-driving Gentleman Farmer? Has Jeremy turned into a horny-handed son of the soil? These and other perplexing questions may or may not be answered in the latest volume of Clarkson's utterly unbiased musings on life, the universe and everything in between (except cars - this isn't one of his four-wheel drive books). Inside you'll also discover why bathing in crude oil isn't for everyone, noise-cancelling headphones will never silence James May and much more. Full of fact-checked opinions and ideas so good they're no longer following the science but chasing it up a tree, Can You Make This Thing Go Faster? is one hundred per cent guaranteed Clarkson . . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241573068 • Author: Jeremy Clarkson • Publisher: Penguin • Format: Hardback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 24 x 16.2 x 3.1 cm

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Online Only! Get more for less with The Work’s expertly hand-picked Book Bundles. These are a collection of great quality products, grouped together to give you amazing value. Discover more about your favourite comedy series, Only Fools & Horses, with this fantastic 2 Book Bundle! Including Lovely Jubbly: A Celebration of 40 Years of Only Fools and Horses & Only Fools & Horses Quiz Book , this is a must-have bundle for all fans of the major hit show.

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One part Lonely Planet, one part tell-all family memoir, this is the definitive and hilarious guide on how to survive your family holiday, by Jack Whitehall, with a little bit of help from Michael and Hilary Whitehall. No one family has more experience of travelling together than the Whitehalls. Indeed they've been allowing us a window to their escapades for the past five years in the hit Netflix show 'Travels with my Father' and in this hilarious book they have now decided to pool their advice for fellow travellers. To lay out the pitfalls of family holidays. The dos and don'ts, the highs and lows. In doing so they are sharing some of their best anecdotes. Their most extreme experiences and their most valuable advice. Whatever your version of holiday preparation the truth is always this: if it is with one's own family, no amount of sunshine, wine or holiday spirit will stop your worst character traits coming to the surface. Things are always going to end in tears, you can only hope they're of laughter. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780751583892 • Author: Jack Whitehall, Michael Whitehall, Hilary Whitehall • Publisher: Sphere • Format: Hardback • Pages: 272 • Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.6 x 3.4 cm

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50 musings on the self-appointed cool kids taking over your towns. Skinny jeans? Tick. Charity-store clothing? Tick. Non-essential prescription glasses? Tick. Beanie hat balanced artfully on the back of your skull? Tick. These items have become the uniform for a new breed of young people - hipsters - determined to take over cities with their "alternative" ways whilst overloading on irony and striving to be original and creative. So You Think You're a Hipster? examines what it takes to become one of this ever-growing tribe of young urbanites, just as desperate to be accepted by their peers as they are to receive the next rent cheque from mum and dad. A series of hilarious case studies will identify typical examples of the subculture, helping you to avoid any future encounters with them. Take the vintage store worker who, at 40, still works selling worn sneakers and threadbare t-shirts for extortionate amounts and still dreams of one day getting his latest album reviewed on Pitchfork. Or the aspiring author who lugs around an old-fashioned typewriter to write down her inspirational musings at a moment's notice. Then there's the bearded urban hunter dressed head to toe in workwear and outdoor gear despite the fact it's the middle of summer. Basically there are nearly as many hipsters featured here as you would find at an LCD Soundsystem concert. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781911026174 • Author: Kara Simsek • Publisher: Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd • Format: Hardback • Pages: 128 • Dimensions: 19.3 x 13.2 x 1.4 cm

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At home or in the office, for many of us the only time we get a quiet moment is on the loo. Sudoku on the Loo will help you entertain yourself and keep your brain active in those precious spare moments. Containing 200 brand new sudoku puzzles, this little book will test your mental agility and boost your IQ ... all from the comfort of your toilet. So, pick up your trusty pen and get puzzling in peace. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781789292985 • Author: Gareth Moore • Publisher: Michael O'Mara • Format: Paperback • Pages: 192 • Dimensions: 20 x 14 x 4 cm

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Whether your down the pub with a group of your lads or family relatives, a good joke is always the best companion to have with you... So what could be more essential than The Biggest Pub Joke Book...Ever! Packed full of over 1500 best quality pub jokes, this book contains eye-watering, side-splitting jokes for every occasion! From shaggy dog stories to classic one-liners, get everyone cracking a smile with this hilarious and wacky pub joke book. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781838610555• Author: Carlton Books• Publisher: Carlton Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 512• Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.5 x 4cm

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Set aside those think-pieces on how 24-hour access to Lego creates the happiest nation on earth and start learning why the Nordic nations are just as messed up as we are. Unless you’ve had your head buried in Stieg Larsson books or have been trapped in the bedroom department of Ikea for the last couple of years, you will have noticed that all things Scandinavian are getting a lot of love right now. Sure, the residents of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden may enjoy excellent public services, top most World Happiness Reports and possess chiselled cheek bones that would make even Mick Jagger look twice, but have you seen the price of a beer out there, or tried to stomach a slice of brunost cheese, or ever attempted shopping on a Saturday afternoon when EVERYTHING is shut? And don’t get us started on the weather: seemingly endless freezing winter days where the sun never rises and there's only the Ingmar Bergman back catalogue to entertain you―it’s bleak! Suffice to say, being Scandinavian isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, so ignore the newspaper articles exalting the latest subtitled crime drama. Turn your back on the online features promoting a hygge lifestyle – this fire-brigade-taunting combination of strong schnapps, cosy blankets and candlelight will only end in tears. Give up your hopes of securing a table at whatever the latest Michelin-starred restaurant is that serves live ants and reindeer moss ice cream. Instead, put down that Ace of Bass album and pick up this guide to discovering why adopting the Scandi lifestyle won't make you a better person. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781911026297 • Author: Jo Hoare • Publisher: Dog 'n' Bone • Format: Hardback • Pages: 64 • Dimensions: 18.54 x 12.32 x 1.02 cm

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Discover how the life of the Millennial is a non-stop mix of selfies and startups, Kardashians and kale, kombucha and crowdfunding, anxiety and activism, experiences and entitlement. Do you feel as nervous about your life prospects as you are about securing the last available table at your favourite brunch spot? Are you equally outraged by the myriad injustices in the world as you are by changes to Instagram meaning your selfies won’t be seen by your followers? If the answer is yes, then chances are you are a Millennial. So what exactly is that? If you were born between the early 1980s and the turn of the century (give or take), then it’s you. This hilarious guide, which features profiles and observations of this most self-interested of generations, plus a series of fun quizzes, will reveal exactly what it is that makes a Millennial tick, from freaking out about rent prices to checking out the latest BuzzFeed listicle. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781911026136 • Author: Jo Hoare • Publisher: Dog 'n' Bone • Format: Hardback • Pages: 128 • Dimensions: 19.5 x 12.9 x 1.6 cm

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A laugh-out-loud look at the rules every commuter must adhere to – from moving down the carriage to never manspreading. Enraged by yet another cancelled train? Has another selfish arse tried to push his way onto the bus before you’ve had the chance to get off? Been cut up by yet another inconsiderate driver? Don’t worry, you’re not alone―millions of us share your pain. And if we all get together and follow the rules of commuting outlined in this hilarious look at the journey to work, we can all change those torturous moments for the better. So be gone morons who eat stinking food on the subway, see you later red-light jumping cyclists, if you ignore these commandments may your roads be permanently blocked and your trains constantly delayed. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781911026631 • Author: To Be Announced • Publisher: Dog 'n' Bone • Format: Paperback • Pages: 64  • Dimensions: 18.54 x 12.32 x 1.27 cm

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