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‘… and that’s when it fell off in my hand.’: Further Fabbitty Fab Confessions Of Georgia Nicolson (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson #5)

by Louise Rennison

Brilliantly funny, teenage angst author Louise Rennison’s fifth book about the confessions of crazy but lovable Georgia Nicolson. Louise is a star on the HarperCollins teenage list.

‘… then he ate my boy entrancers.’: More Mad, Marvy Confessions Of Georgia Nicolson (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson #6)

by Louise Rennison

Hilariously funny Louise Rennison’s fabby sixth book of the confessions of crazy but lovable teenager Georgia Nicolson. Guaranteed to have the nation laughing their knickers off!

The 1,000 Wisest Things Ever Said: Wisdom of the Nobel Prize Winners

by David Pratt

Since 1901 the Nobel Prize has been the hallmark of genius, but Nobel laureates tend to be more than merely brilliant - their idealism, courage and concern for humanity have also made them sources of inspiration and insight. The 1,000 Wisest Things Ever Said is a fascinating collection of quotes from the winners of this most prestigious award. It also includes short biographical sketches of each of the laureates quoted and a brief history of the Nobel Prize. Astute, witty and poignant by turns, these insightful nuggets will inspire and charm, and are a delightful, thought-provoking look at the world through the eyes of some of its wisest men and women.

1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off: Fixed Format Layout

by John Lloyd John Mitchinson James Harkin

'I love these books ... the best books ever. Brilliant' Chris EvansQI is the smartest comedy show on British television, but few people know that we're also a major legal hit in Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Africa and an illegal one on BitTorrent. We also write books and newspaper columns; run some (frankly thriving, if we do say so ourselves) social media pages; and some of us appear on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Showon BBC Radio 2 every week to answer your questions. At the core of what we do is the astonishing fact - painstakingly researched and distilled to a brilliant and shocking clarity. In Einstein's words: 'Everything should be as simple as possible, but not simpler.'Did you know that: Cows moo in regional accents.The entire internet weighs less than a grain of sand.Tintin is called Tantan in Japanese because TinTin is pronounced 'Chin chin' and means penis.The water in the mouth of a blue whale weighs more than its body.Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981, it is explicitly illegal in Britain to use a machinegun to kill a hedgehog.1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off will make you look at the universe (and your socks) in an alarming new way.

1,234 QI Facts to Leave You Speechless (Quite Interesting Ser.)

by John Lloyd John Mitchinson James Harkin

'I love these books ... the best books ever. Brilliant' Chris EvansThe fourth in QI's bestselling facts series - 1,234 QI Facts to Leave You Speechless is filled to the brim with astonishing facts that will leave you befuddled, bemused and bewildered.The QI team have blown your socks off, made your jaw drop and knocked you sideways. Now they return with 1,234 brand-new mind-blowing facts that will leave you utterly speechless.Did you know:Flowers get suntans.Denmark imports prisoners.Bees can fly higher than Mount Everest.The Republic of Ireland first got postcodes in 2015.Martin Luther King Jr got a C+ in Public Speaking.No one in the UK dies of 'natural causes'.Penguins can't taste fish.

1,339 QI Facts To Make Your Jaw Drop: Fixed Format Layout

by John Lloyd John Mitchinson James Harkin

'I love these books ... the best books ever. Brilliant' Chris Evans1,399 QI Facts To Make Your Jaw Drop by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson and James Harkin is packed with even more fascinating facts.Whilst you're bending over to grab your socks following the succes of 1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off, don't forget pick up your jaw as the QI team returns with a fresh stack of facts to astonish and enlighten.Did you know that:Pigs suffer from anorexia.It is impossible to whistle in a spacesuit.The first computer mouse was made of wood.Rugby School's first official rugby kit in 1871 included a bow tie.Lord Kitchener had four spaniels called Shot, Bang, Miss and Damn.J. K Rowling has no middle name.If there are any facts you don't believe, or if you want to know more about them, all the sources can be found on QI's website.

1,342 QI Facts To Leave You Flabbergasted

by John Lloyd John Mitchinson James Harkin

'I love these books ... the best books ever. Brilliant' Chris EvansThis is an astonishing trove of the strangest, funniest, and most improbable tidbits of knowledge from the clever lot at the hugely popular BBC quiz show QI.The sock-blasting, jaw-dropping, side-swiping phenomenon that is QI serves up a sparkling new selection of 1,342 facts to leave you flabbergasted.Did you know that:Trees sleep at night.Google searches for 'How to put on a condom' peak at 10.28pm.There is no word for time in any Aboriginal language.Scotland has 421 words for snow.Emoji is the fastest growing language in history.Astronauts wear belts to stop their trousers falling up.The name Donald means 'ruler of the world'.Tanks are exempt from London's Congestion charge.The world's only Cornish pasty museum is in Mexico.When you blush so does the lining of your stomach.A group of unicorns is called a blessing.If there are any facts you don't believe, or if you want to know more about them, all the sources can be found on www.qi.com

1,411 QI Facts To Knock You Sideways: To Knock You Sideways

by John Lloyd John Mitchinson James Harkin

'I love these books ... the best books ever. Brilliant' Chris Evans1,411 QI Facts to Knock You Sideways, by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson and James Harkin, contains all-new facts from the QI team to astonish, delight and enlighten.1,227 QI Facts blew your socks off. 1,339 QI Facts made your jaw drop. Now the QI team return with this year's groaning sack of astonishment. Prepare to be knocked sideways...Did you know that:Orchids can get jetlag.Lizards can't walk and breathe at the same time.There are 177,147 ways to tie a tie.Ladybird orgasms last for 30 minutes.Traffic lights existed before cars.Sir Bruce Forsyth is four months older than sliced bread.The soil in your garden is 2 million years old.If there are any facts you don't believe, or if you want to know more about them, all the sources can be found on qi.com.

10 Blind Dates

by Ashley Elston

Would you let your family play matchmaker to help you get over a broken heart?Ashley Elston's 10 Blind Dates is the perfect Christmas treat: delicious, warm, funny, escapist YA romance.Sophie wants one thing for Christmas – time with her boyfriend Griffin. So when her parents plan a trip to visit her sister over the holiday, Sophie begs to be left behind with her grandparents and her boisterous extended family. But she and Griffin break up and she's devastated. Sophie’s grandmother, hating to see her so upset, devises a (not so) brilliant plan – to distract her from heartbreak. Over the next ten days, different family members will set Sophie up on ten different blind dates, which doesn't sound awkward at all . . . When Griffin turns up unexpectedly, it makes Sophie more confused than ever. Because maybe, just maybe, she’s started to have feelings for someone else. Someone who is definitely not available.Film rights have been bought by Matt Kaplan and Ace Antertainment, the team behind hit Netflix YA movie Jenny Han's To All The Boys I've Loved Before. Everything Everything screenwriter J. Mills Goodloe is attached to adapt the screenplay.

10 Things I Hate About Pinky: From the bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi

by Sandhya Menon

Pinky Kumar wears the social justice warrior badge with pride. From raccoon hospitals to persecuted rockstars, no cause is too esoteric for her to champion. But a teeny tiny part of her also really enjoys making her conservative, buttoned-up corporate lawyer parents cringe.Samir Jha might have a few . . . quirks remaining from the time he had to take care of his sick mother, like the endless lists he makes in his planner and the way he schedules every minute of every day, but those are good things. They make life predictable and steady.Pinky loves lazy summers at her parents' Cape Cod lake house, but after listening to them harangue her about the poor decisions (aka boyfriends) she's made, she hatches a plan. Get her sorta-friend-sorta-enemy - who is a total Harvard-bound Mama's boy - to pose as her perfect boyfriend for the summer.When Samir's internship falls through, leaving him with an unplanned summer, he gets a text from Pinky asking if he'll be her fake boyfriend in exchange for a new internship. He jumps at the opportunity; Pinky's a freak, but he can survive a summer with her if there's light at the end of the tunnel.As they bicker their way through lighthouses and butterfly habitats, sparks fly, and they both realize this will be a summer they'll never forget.

100 Cats

by Michael Whaite

Sitting cat, spitting cat, tangled-in-your-knitting cat, paw cat, claw cat ruining your chair!New cat, shoo cat! Living in the zoo cat, swing cat, cling cat . . . HANG IN THERE!This laugh-out-loud picture book is a brilliant read-aloud rhyming romp through a cornucopia of cats in silly scenarios. Follow the cat-and-mouse subplot and find endless funny details to delight read-after-read.

100 Dogs

by Michael Whaite

Small dog, tall dog, playing with a ball dog, big dog, dig dog burying a bone . . .Can there really be 100 dogs doing 100 doggy things packed into the pages of this picture book? Follow the bouncy rhyme as it weaves its way through an array of hilarious hounds (from petted pugs to silly sausage dogs) and find out . . .This silly celebration of dogs is bursting with funny details to spot and crazy, characterful dogs to fall in love with - a bark-aloud book to return time and again.

The 100 Most Pointless Arguments in the World: A pointless book written by the presenters of the hit BBC 1 TV show (Pointless Books)

by Alexander Armstrong Richard Osman

We've all had them, those pointless arguments that are seemingly impossible to solve. We've been round in circles trying to work out what came first, the chicken or the egg? Don't get us started on the debate of what we are all here for? And you're bound to have had sleepless nights pondering which ingredient you simply can't do without in a full English Breakfast - sausage or bacon. Well worry no more, here to help you solve some of life's biggest - and most pointless - conundrums are Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.So, does God exist? and what is the most pointless sport - ballet or darts? With a witty and intelligent collection of stand-up pieces, quizzes, cryptic brainteasers and pointless facts, Alexander Armstrong and his pointless friend Richard Osman will put the world to rights and finally answer the 100 Most Pointless Arguments in the World....Ever.

The 100 Most Pointless Things in the World: A pointless book written by the presenters of the hit BBC 1 TV show (Pointless Books #1)

by Alexander Armstrong Richard Osman

The world is full of pointless things. From rail replacement bus services to chip forks. From war to windchimes. From people who put cushions on beds to people who read the bit they write about the book on amazon. Look around you right now. Just about the only thing that isn't pointless is you. You look amazing. Join Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, the hosts of BBC1 quiz show Pointless as they take you on a journey through The 100 Most Pointless Things in the World. Filled with play-along quiz questions and unlikely facts, their hilarious collection of musings on some of the most pointless things found in everyday modern life is the perfect blend of the obscure, the fascinating and the downright silly.

100 Of The Best Curses and Insults In Italian: A Toolkit for the Testy Tourist

by Kirsten Hall

For When You Need Just the Right Word

100 Of The Best Curses and Insults In Spanish: A Toolkit For The Testy Tourist

by Rachel Perez

For When You Need Just the Right Word

100 Things Every Man Should Know

by Gareth May

This manual for the modern man is a brilliantly witty, honest and down-to-earth guide, which tells you all the things your best friend can't. Drawing on centuries of male wisdom, it covers every conceivable situation, including:- How to hit a bullseye in darts- Know your beef- What to look for in a second hand car- Essential DIY tips- How to organise a stag do- How to give yourself a number one cutThe perfect gift for any man who has ever struggled to tie a perfect tie or fix a U-bend.

100 Things I Hate About Pregnancy: What You'll Detest When You're Expecting

by Kate Konopicky

Though a very special time for every woman, pregnancy can be pretty stressful, and unless you've been there it's hard to appreciate what a woman is going through. In this hilarious book Kate Konopicky lists 100 things that she hated when she was pregnant, from baby on board badges ('Not funny. Just twee.'), to jokes about cravings ('No I don't want a piece of coal for my lunch and I haven't eaten the potting compost') , dropping food on your stomach, the fact that HE'S not pregnant, having to decorate the nursery, maternity bras and horrible baby stationery.

100 Tricks to Appear Smart In Meetings: How To Get By Without Even Trying

by Sarah Cooper

The book that’s missing from 55 million offices and conference rooms around the world: the idiot’s guide to the idiot’s guide to conquering the cor­porate meeting. In it you will learn the essential subtle tricks that pay big dividends by making you look really clever in meetings: con­stant nodding, pretend concentration, useless rhetorical questions, how to nail the big presentation by pacing and getting someone else to control your slides. Complete with illustrated tips, examples, and scenarios, Sarah Cooper's 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings gives you actionable ways to use words like 'actionable', in order to sound smart.

100 Ways for a Chicken to Train its Human

by Diane Parker

From Fowl Play to Hen-tertainment, in this hilarious collection by Diane Parker the chickens show us who are really in charge, and what they're really plotting inside their coops! Don't worry about the morning after the night before. Unmade nests, broken eggs and scattered food -your human will not even notice the difference and they always have spare time to clean up after you. Free range means you have the right to roam. However you choose to do it, escape on a regular basis and refuse to return until you are ready. Try to tip your food hopper up so all the corn spills. That way your human will have to refill it on a more regular basis.

100 Ways to Be As Happy As Your Dog

by Celia Haddon

In 100 Ways to Be As Happy As Your Dog, animal behaviour expert Celia Haddon shows you 100 ways in which you, too, can master the art of being happy by learning from your favourite canine companions. Curious, affectionate and always full of energy, dogs have always been a source of joy for us no matter what we are going through in life. Whether you've got a Labrador, a poodle or a shih tzu, your dog is always there, ready to play fetch or offer a cuddle or go for long walks on the beach when you need it. So let animal behaviour expert and bestselling author Celia Haddon show you how you, too, can live a good life as a human by learning the art of happiness from our best animal friend.

100 Ways to Be More Like Your Cat: Feline Wisdom for Happy Humans

by Celia Haddon

From the bestselling author of One Hundred Ways For a Cat To Train Its Human comes a new guide on how to improve your own life by learning from your cat.Content, living in the moment, finding pleasure in small things - your cat knows exactly how to get the best out of life. So let your cat be your guru as Celia Haddon shows in 100 ways how adopting their outlook can lead to our own happiness. Stretch out, relax, find a warm spot - and enjoy purrfection.

100 Ways to Fight the Flab: The Have-it-all Diet

by Jane Wenham-Jones

Ever started a new diet and found yourself reaching for the wine and chocolate within a week? Well now you can! Jane Wenham-Jones, best-selling author and columnist, offers 100 tips on slimming down without sacrifice.Quirky but useful, fun but factual, Jane’s approach is a unique mixture of everyday science, the right mental attitude, and common-sense strategies, designed to fit in with your busy life. With advice on “party weeks”, dressing to hide the pounds, and how to lose weight fast when a big date looms, Jane offers tactics that work where most diets fail. From eating a chilli a day to speed up your metabolism, to doing quick bursts of exercise with rapid results, to simply thinking yourself skinnier, these tried-and-tested methods will see you leaner and fitter – while allowing for a daily fix of the foods you love.

The 100 Words That Make The English

by Tony Thorne

Englishness is an ancient and powerful concept, but no one seems sure exactly what it means in the twenty-first century. In exploring our national identity, Tony Thorne has compiled a fascinating compendium of the hundred words and phrases that have become the cornerstones of modern English, and have been used - sometimes deliberately, but often inadvertently - to stake out our common ground, to define what makes us essentially English, and thus different from those beastly foreigners who lurk just off our shores.

1001 Quotations to inspire you before you die (1001)

by Robert Arp

From the bestselling 1001 series, comes a collection of 1001 quotations from numerous brilliant minds of the Ancient World through to the present day. With quotes from everyone including Marcus Aurelius, Sun Tzu, Shakespeare and Nietzsche through to Ellen DeGeneres, Nelson Mandela, Mark Zuckerberg and Monty Python's Flying Circus, there is an immense range of ideas, witticisms and musings to ponder.The quotations cover a wide range of topics, including art and literature, culture, philosophy, politics, psychology and religion, made accessible and brought to life by being placed in their historical contexts and accompanied by a wealth of illustrations.

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