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Are you British enough for post-Brexit Britain?

Are you British enough for post-Brexit Britain?

Want to find out how British you really are?

From the author of Games on Thrones, this unique quiz book probes, exposes and celebrates the true essence of Britishness in all its guises, from chasing cheese downhill and self-deprecation, to naming cakes after Northern towns and always remaining alert for a fruity innuendo.

From our stiff upper lips and blithe willingness to form an orderly queue, to our quirky traditions, drunken antics and borderline psychotic leisure pursuits, Brits are renowned throughout the world for being so... darned... British.

We're a mass of contradictions, as changeable as the weather in the Scottish highlands, as cosy as a Cornish cream tea, as bright and colourful as a chicken tikka masala, or as morose as a lump of Welsh slate.

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  • ISBN: 9780600635734
  • Publication date: 04 Oct 2018
  • Page count: 128
  • Imprint: Hamlyn
Cassell

Cricket's Greatest Rivalry

Simon Hughes
Authors:
Simon Hughes

From the William Hill Award-Winning Author of A Lot of Hard Yakka comes Cricket's Greatest Rivalry: A History of the Ashes in 10 Matches by Simon Hughes.A fast-paced, distinctive history of the iconic, 137-year-old cricketing rivalry between England and Australia published in the year of back-to-back Ashes contests.No other sport has a fixture like the Ashes. From the early 1880s the rivalry between these two great sporting nations has captured the public imagination and made sporting legends of its stars. Commentator, analyst and award-winning cricket historian Simon Hughes tells the story of the 12 seminal series that have become the stuff of sporting folklore. Cricket's Greatest Rivalry places you right at the heart of the action of each pivotal match, explaining the social context of the time, the atmosphere of the crowd and the background and temperaments of the players that battled in both baggy green and blue caps.The book also includes complete statistics and records of all the Ashes fixtures and results and much more!

Hamlyn

Daily Mail Pitcherwits Volume 5

Professor Rebus is back with a fifth volume in this best-selling series of perplexing pictogram puzzles!Part crossword, part visual puzzle, Pitcherwits are the Daily Mail's post popular puzzle, and perfect for crossword fans looking to put their deductive skills to the test!Pitcherwits Volume 5 contains 200 addictive new puzzles and will keep any puzzle or crossword fan entertained for hours!

Hamlyn

Daily Mail Quick Crosswords Volume 1

Hamlyn

Daily Mail Quick Crosswords Volume 2

Put your brain to the test with this selection of 200 puzzles designed to challenge, stimulate and entertain! With puzzles for all abilities, from novice to seasoned puzzler, there is something here for every crossword fan. Whether killing time at home or facing the daily commute, these brainteasers will provide hours of fun.

Hamlyn

Daily Mail Cryptic Crosswords Volume 1

Hamlyn

Daily Mail Cryptic Crosswords Volume 2

Hamlyn

Daily Mail Big Book of Quick Crosswords Volume 1

This new bumper collection of quick-fire crosswords from the Daily Mail has plenty to keep you occupied on the longest of train journeys or the rainiest of evenings. With over 400 puzzles, this is the perfect compilation for any keen crossword-lover, and will test the skills of novices and inveterate crossword-lovers alike.

Hamlyn

Daily Mail Big Book of Quick Crosswords Volume 2

The Daily Mail returns with a second bumper collection of over 400 quick-fire crosswords from its puzzle pages. Addictive, compelling and fiendishly difficult, this collection is for puzzles novices and experts alike.With plenty of fun and clever clues to both challenge and entertain you, the Daily Mail Big Book of Quick Crosswords Volume 2 is a must for crossword lovers.

Hamlyn

Daily Mail Big Book of Cryptic Crosswords Volume 1

Hamlyn

Daily Mail Big Book of Cryptic Crosswords Volume 2

Cassell

Jimmy Anderson: Beyond the Boundary

Jimmy Anderson, Felix White
Authors:
Jimmy Anderson, Felix White

Ever wondered what it's like playing Test Cricket? What really goes on tour and beyond the boundary rope?Here, for the first time, the world of a pro-cricketer is revealed, and the man pulling back the dressing room curtains is one of England's greatest ever cricketers: James 'Jimmy' Anderson. 565 Test Wickets and counting.Written with Felix White: musician, cricket enthusiast and Anderson's co-host on BBC Five Live's phenomenally popular podcast 'Tailenders', Jimmy invites us all into his world of cricket. Full of test-match sized stories and 20/20 anecdotes, this book contains everything you've dreamed of asking a top cricketer. And Jimmy provides the answers and insights into this world on and off the pitch. We tackle the big questions. And, importantly, the small ones;Do cricketers really watch Countdown instead of the Test whilst waiting to bat? What are those conversations in the slip cordon?And what does he eat as a tailender?

Spruce

Run with the Wolves

Lucinda Wilde
Authors:
Lucinda Wilde

Do not fear the wolf. Be the wolf. In a world of flamingos and unicorns, it can be hard to be a warrior. Chilling and musing are fine for some, but the universe needs achievers. For every gatherer, there must be a hunter, for every dreamer, a do-er. The next time there is a full moon, open the window and let it in: it is time to embrace your inner wolf. A spoof-inspirational book that casts a darkly humorous light on the wilder side of animal lore.

Kyle Books

How to Be a Dad

Oscar Duke
Authors:
Oscar Duke
Cassell

Dad Jokes

Dad Says Jokes
Authors:
Dad Says Jokes

From the most-followed dad jokes page on Instagram, @dadsaysjokes, comes a collection of hilariously cheesy jokes that will leave your friends and family laughing and groaning in equal measure.This is the perfect gift for dads who want to expand their repertoire and anyone who fancies reminiscing about a childhood full of these no-nonsense 'bad' puns.Here are a couple of tasters:Q: Why do cows have hooves instead of feet?A: Because they lactose.Q: Are you today's date?A: Cuz you're 10/10.

Hamlyn

Giles The Collection 2019

****The nation's favourite cartoonist - Express****Brilliantly witty and full of irreverent fun, this compilation is the ideal addition to your Giles collection!The 2019 collection takes a wry look at how Giles observed the most seismic and superficial events of his time. From January to December throughout the years, the common threads of life then and now are scrupulously interrogated under his pen. Treating perennial occupations such as Christmas parties, royal weddings and petrol prices with the same rigour as space travel, nuclear anxieties and perpetual debates about the EU, Giles investigates the weighty and the whimsical in equal measure.Fans of Giles will be thrilled to receive the latest annual treat from the archives of the celebrated cartoonist of the once biggest selling daily newspaper in the world, the Daily Express, whose work won him huge admiration and accolades including being voted the best cartoonist of the 20th century.

Hamlyn

The Telegraph Cryptic Crosswords 4

This demanding new collection of cryptic crosswords from the archives of your favourite quality newspaper will provide the perfect entertainment in any spare moment. Whether on your lunch break, work commute or just a relaxing afternoon, The Telegraph Cryptic Crosswords 4 is a great selection of headscratchers for any puzzle fan to ponder over.

Hamlyn

The Telegraph Quick Crosswords 3

Challenge yourself with this new collection of fast and furious quick crosswords from the UK's best-selling quality newspaper. Quick in name, but not always by nature, you'll have to draw upon all of your vocabulary skills to solve these!

Cassell

I’m Absolutely Fine!

Annabel Rivkin & Emilie McMeekan of The Midult
Authors:
Annabel Rivkin & Emilie McMeekan of The Midult

'I have been waiting for this book my entire life. It's brilliant.' - Claudia Winkleman'A genius book. So funny, so wise, so cool and above all so USEFUL. I couldn't love it more. I am buying it for every one of my friends.' - India Knight'I'm absolutely fine but I slightly need to pee, I followed the road less travelled and now I don't know where the hell I am, I may bleed to death shaving my legs, my soul aches, another week has ended without me becoming accidentally rich, I just put my keys in the fridge, unexpected object in the bagging area, I'll have a café mocha vodka Valium latte to go please, where's my phone? My anxieties have anxieties, no... not like that - here, I'll do it, do I have to do everything? WTF?'Is it just me? We gnaw on that, don't we? Is it just me? Well, look around. Look at the rage, the resolution, the 'hear me roar', the panic, the power, the chin hairs, the shame, the empathy, the conversation, the sheer potential.Welcome to Midulthood. A place where we recognise that we are all more alike than we are unalike. Of course it's not just you. If we're not in it together, we're not in it at all...From sex (What Could Possibly Go Wrong) to self-image (Does This Straightjacket Make Me Look Fat?), I'm Absolutely Fine is a wry look at real life, real wisdom and real information framed in fun.

Ilex Press

#Squad Goals

Ella Kasperowicz
Authors:
Ella Kasperowicz
Kyle Books

Irish Traditional Cooking

Darina Allen
Authors:
Darina Allen

Ireland's rich culinary heritage is brought to life in this new edition of Darina's bestselling Irish Traditional Cooking. With 300 traditional dishes, including 100 new recipes, this is the most comprehensive and entertaining tome on the subject. Each recipe is complemented by tips, tales, historical insights and common Irish customs, many of which have been passed down from one generation to the next. Darina's fascination with Ireland's culinary heritage is illustrated with chapters on Broths & Soups, Fish, Game, Vegetables and Cakes & Biscuits. She uses the finest of Ireland's natural produce to give us recipes such as Sea Spinach Soup, Potted Ballycotton Shrimps with Melba Toast and Rhubarb Fool.