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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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Get ready for a whole lot of laughter with this unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book – sure to provide endless fun! With plenty of hilarious jokes from the magical world of Harry Potter, this weasingly witty joke book is perfect for every muggle and wizard alike. The ideal gift for any avid fan of the Harry Potter series. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781913004354 • Author: Susanna Geoghegan Gift Publishing • Publisher: Susanna Geoghegan Gift Publishing • Format: Paperback

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From a brief history of lady gangsters at Elephant and Castle to anecdotes about boarding school, this is the long-awaited memoir from one of Britain's best-loved characters. Presenter of QI, former host of The Great British Bake Off, writer, broadcaster, activist and comic on stage, screen and radio for nearly forty years: this is an autobiography with a difference - as only Sandi Toksvig can tell it. A funny and moving trip through memories, musings and the many delights on the number 12 route, Between the Stops is also an inspiration to us all to get off our phones, look up and talk to each other because as Sandi says: 'some of the greatest trips lie on our own doorstep'. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780349006406 • Author: Sandi Toksvig • Publisher: Virago • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 19.69 x 12.7 x 1.91 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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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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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. Though he was doing pretty well, 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: 9781398505322 • Author: Bob Mortimer • Publisher: Gallery UK • Format: Paperback • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 2.2 cm

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Jack Dee is here to help. Too often today the emphasis in psychotherapy is on providing clients with a metaphorical hug when what they so clearly need is good slap, so Jack Dee took the matter into his own hands and whilst everyone else was baking bread and clearing out their cupboards during lockdown, he retrained online as a psychotherapist. After an incredibly gruelling four hours of study, he got his certificate of completion from The Ruislip College of Advanced Learning (sic). What is Your Problem? is a compilation of readers' varied problems, be they about relationships, finances, nosey neighbours, coping with Christmas, teenagers or Mike from the accounts department, and Jack's very unique and very professional advice. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529413366 • Author: Jack Dee • Publisher: Quercus • Format: Hardback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 23.8 x 16.2 x 3.2 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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The brand-new book from @DADSAYSJOKES Q: Where do naughty rainbows go? A: Prism. All New Dad Jokes is the second book from the most followed dad jokes page on Instagram, @DadSaysJokes. Now with a following of over 5 million across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, All New Dad Jokes provides brand new gags guaranteed to leave your friends and family laughing and groaning in equal measure. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781788401746 • Author: Dad Says Jokes • Publisher: Cassell • Format: Hardback • Pages: 272 • Dimensions: 18.54 x 11.81 x 2.41 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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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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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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'Let's get one thing straight: I'm not an outdoorsy type. If I was offered the choice between white-water rafting and being savaged by a rabid dog, I'd be likely to tick the box marked "dog"' Under the Duvet brings together Marian Keyes' unputdownable and utterly irresistible journalism and musings on life. Whether it's shopping, travel, feminism or fashion, Marian takes us on a riotous anecdote-packed journey into her weird and wonderful world. There are adventures with fake tan, love affairs with shoes and nail varnish, and, as a special treat, she includes seven of her hard-to-find (and, she tells us, harder to write) short stories. Essential for every Marian Keyes fan, Under the Duvet is the essential companion for bedtime reading and - let's face it - our lives as a whole. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781405934350 • Author: Marian Keyes • Publisher: Penguin • Format: Paperback • Pages: 704 • Dimensions: 19.74 x 12.95 x 4.24cm

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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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Two comedy greats talk life, friendship and the joys of fishing... Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse have been friends for 30 years, but when life intervened, what was once a joyous and spontaneous friendship dwindled to the odd phone call or occasional catch up. Then, Glory Be! They were both diagnosed with heart disease and realised that time is short. They'd better spend it fishing... So they dusted off their kits, chucked on their waders and ventured into the achingly beautiful British countryside to fish, rediscover the joys of their friendship and ruminate on some of life's most profound questions, such as: How did we get so old? Where are all the fish? What are your favourite pocket meats? What should we do if we find a corpse? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781788702942 • Author: Bob Mortimer, Paul Whitehouse • Publisher: Blink Publishing • Format: Paperback • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.6 cm

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If you think there are only two types of people that frequent the gym – body builders and you – think again. The Serena Williams Grunter, The Enabler, The Centre of Attention, The ‘But First, Let Me Take a Selfie’ Girl, these are just a few of the characters you might encounter during your post-work work out… but which gym junky are you? Perhaps you’re the Disco Devotee, so caught up in the Beyoncé blasting out from your Beats headphones that a misplaced dance move takes out the person waiting patiently behind you for a turn on the cross-trainer. Or maybe you’ve got plenty in common with the Hoarder, a quasi-Neanderthal usually found holed up in a corner with every. single. kettle bell scattered under his feet like a pile of spat out bones. With over 25 hilarious entries covering everything from gym style to gym etiquette, anyone who’s ever signed up for a spin class or benched their own body weight will recognise the Lycra-clad cardio queens and protein-shake chugging posers profiled in Gym Junkies. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781911026501 • Author: Simon Glazin • Publisher: Dog 'n' Bone • Format: Hardback • Pages: 48 • Dimensions: 18.54 x 12.32 x 1.27 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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Welcome to the jungle… When you’ve grown up thinking your twenties are all about working hard, playing hard and trying not to get pregnant, life comes at you fast when you go from hump to bump. So you thought adulthood would mean a high-flying career and a luxury lifestyle, but instead have ended up with a Lycra-based wardrobe and a deep fear of what lies at the bottom of the ball-pit in soft play? Join comedian Sophie McCartney as she voyages deep into the uncharted territories of mating, birthing, feral offspring, mums overdoing it at the watering hole, and the perilous viper’s nest of the school WhatsApp group. With laugh out loud humour and eye-watering honesty, Sophie shows how whether you’ve had a day full of whining or a night full of wine, there’s joy to be had in the perfectly imperfect wild ride into parenthood. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008475291 • Author: Sophie McCartney • Publisher: Harper North • Format: Hardback • Pages: 304 • Dimensions: 22.2 x 14.1 x 2.7cm

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As Macbeth said to Hamlet in Midsummer Night's Dream, 'we've been done up like a couple of kippers - Del In this pukka 42-carat gold-plated bargain, you have the wit and wisdom of Del Boy, Rodney, Albert, Boycie and Trigger at your disposal. Packed with all the funniest and most memorable lines from the classic British sit-com as it turns 40, this quote book is the crème de la menthe. Never be caught short again. Let's face it Del, most of your phrases come out of a Citroen manual - Rodney Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529148794 • Author: Dan Sullivan • Publisher: Ebury Spotlight • Format: Hardback • Pages: 176 • Dimensions: 20.4 x 13.8 x 2.1 cm

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Do you know your lardo from your Le Creuset, your sous vide from your silverside? If so look away now, this probably isn't the book for you! So You Think You're A Foodie? takes an irreverent look at those among us who take what they eat just a touch too seriously. With 50 entries examining some of the foodie's ultimate icons, it's the perfect way to understand those who strive for the tastiest, most exclusive, most sophisticated gastronomic experiences around. In other words, a show-off with nothing better to do than bleat about how much they love to eat! Each entry covers an aspect of a foodie's life: from the coveting of virgins - olive oil, of course - and the books they read through to travelling to the dingiest places in search of a truly authentic, locals-only experience - usually McDonald's - and the names they call their kids. So if you've ever wondered what your partner, friend or sibling sees in spending hours trudging through muddy fields on a quest for an elusive mushroom when they could have just gone to the supermarket, or are bemused by their insistence on trying offal at every opportunity rather than sticking to steak, then these wise words provide sensible answers. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781911026457 • Author: Alexandra Parsons • Publisher: Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd • Format: Hardback • Pages: 128 • Dimensions: 19.3 x 13 x 1.6 cm

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