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  • Cover scan of The History of the Beano
    The History Of The Beano: The Story So Far
    - Hardback - D.C. Thomson/Waverley
    The first issue of 'The Beano' was published on July 30th 1938. This text presents a history of the best-known British comic of all time. It tracks the evolution of 'The Beano', decade by decade, from the period leading up to its launch right through to the present day.
  • Cover scan of Dash O Doric - One For The Road
    Dash O Doric - One For The Road
    Robbie Shepherd; Norman Harper - Paperback - Birlinn
    In this book, the third in the perennially popular Dash o Doric series, Robbie Shepherd and Norman Harper continue their fascinating tour of the wit and wisdom of the North-East, showing that the wells of humour in this part of Scotland are far from dry.
  • Cover scan of How To Be A Ghastly Grandparent - And Have Fun!
    How To Be A Ghastly Grandparent - And Have Fun!
    Jason Thornfall - Paperback - Crombie Jardine
    Jason Thornfall provides guidance for a stress-free life for grandparents - everything you need to know to make yourself the absolute last resort when your children and grandchildren ask you to help them out yet again.
  • Cover scan of The Mighty Boosh
    The Mighty Book of Boosh
    Noel Fielding - Hardback - Canongate
    Funny, visually dynamic, surreal, musical, creative, 'The Mighty Boosh' is unlike anything else on British television, and this Christmas humour book promises to be the same.
  • Cover scan of The Doings Of Hamish And Dougal
    The Doings Of Hamish And Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea?
    Graeme Garden; Barry Cryer - Hardback - Preface
    Hello there! You'll have had your tea? Dougal here. Well, here we go, with our wee book. It's a collection or pot pourri of our activities or doings in the village we call home, because that's exactly what it is.
  • Cover scan of Why Did The Haggis Cross The Road?
    Why Did The Haggis Cross The Road-: And Other Scottish Jokes
    Stuart McLean - Paperback - Crombie Jardine
    From kilts and haggis, to whisky, fitba and the legendary stereotype of thriftiness, this collection of jokes pokes fun at Glaswegians, Aberdonians, Dundonians and Teeries in equal measure.
  • Cover scan of Batting On The Bosphorus
    Batting On The Bospherous: A Skoda-Powered Cricket Tour Through Eastern Europe
    Angus Bell - Paperback - Canongate
    Following a chance encounter with a psychic, Angus Bell sets off on an 8,000-mile Skoda-powered road trip across Eastern Europe in search of a cricket match. It is an adventure which brings Bell face-to-face with fingerless fielders in the Czech Republic and Serbian MI6 agents.
  • Cover scan of How To Murder A Haggis
    How To Murder A Haggis
    Deedee Cuddihy - Paperback - Deedee Cuddihy
    Glasgow journalist Deedee Cuddihy interviewed hundreds of people and combed the internet and print media for this essential Burns supper companion which is a must-have for haggis 'virgins'.
  • Cover scan of Laughter Lines
    Laughter Lines
    James A. Simpson - Paperback - Steve Savage
    In the introduction to his collection of humorous stories focusing on family life, Dr. Simpson writes, 'I have written it because I believe family life would be enriched if we took fun and humour more seriously.'
  • Cover scan of The Blind Eye
    The Blind Eye: A Book Of Late Advice
    Don Paterson - Hardback - Faber
    'The Blind Eye' is Don Paterson's second collection of aphorisms. Funny, irreverent, wise and sad, this collection not only entertains but also leads us to ponder on the dark and light that make up the human condition.

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