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Fierce Creatures (basis of the film by Monty Python-John Cleese)

by Iain Johnstone,

What happens when a mighty media corporation takes over a small zoo?Conflict ... Confusion ... Complete and utter chaos!The equal rather than the sequel to "A Fish Called Wanda" in which a sinister American businessman... more

The hippopotamus

by Stephen Fry

MHO: Seriously salty stuff - not for the humourless. Ted Wallace is an old, sour, womanising, cantankerous, whisky-sodden beast of a failed poet and drama critic, but he has his faults too. Fired from his newspaper, months behind... more

The Valley

by Barry Pilton

description & comment "The book isn't about national character but about life in remote places; it's a bit like 'Little Britain'... There are lots of good one-line jokes, but they have a purpose ... a convincingly comic... more

Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit

by P.G. Wodehouse

A Jeeves and Wooster novel Thebeefy 'Stilton' Cheesewright has drawn Bertie Wooster as red-hotfavourite in the Drones club annual darts tournament - which is luckyfor Bertie because otherwise Stilton would have beaten him to... more


by Martin Amis

Blurb from the back:   A biting, hilarious look at one man's relentless pursuit of pleasure   John Self, one of London's top directors of commercials, is in New York, making his first feature film - alternately titled... more

Dave Berry is Not Making this up

by Dave Berry

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP DaveBarry wouldn't lie--and here are the real life, laugh-out-loud storiesfrom across America to prove it: a U.S. Supreme Court justice shares hisremedy for preventing gas... more

Rumpole of the Bailey:Rumpole of the Bailey-The Trials of Rumpole

by John Mortimer

Who rose to enduring fame on Blood and Typewriters, told the pregnant Portio of the Chambers it would come out in the end, advised Guthrie Featherstone, Q.C., to adopt a more judicial attitude, returned in the tender gloaming of... more

Sisters Brothers

by Patrick deWitt

Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die, and hired guns Eli and Charlie Sisters will make sure of it. Though Eli doesn't share his brother's appetite for whiskey and killing, he's never known anything else. But their prey isn't an easy... more

Bullet Points

by Mark Watson,

Blurb: Psychologist Peter Kristal has a method for sorting out people's lives. By arranging their histories like the index entries in a biography, the sequences of cause and effect that have led to their particular neuroses are... more

If you liked school, you'll love work

by Irvine Welsh

Blurb:- These five stories remind us that Welsh is a master of the shorter form, a brilliant storyteller and, unarguably, one of the funniest and filthiest writers alive. In Rattlesnakes, when three young Americans find... more

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