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Humour

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    A Whole Scene Going On covers Barry Fantoni’s working – and sometimes not working – life from his first sell-out one-man show in 1963 through his time at Private Eye and the creativity of the Sixties to 1968 when the decade of pop and...

    Published: 10 Oct 2019
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    For almost a thousand years, Scotland and England have been neighbour nations. For more than half that time, they were foreign countries, often at war. Four hundred years ago, they began to share a monarchy; three hundred years ago, they joined in a...

    Published: 10 Oct 2012
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    In Delete This At Your Peril, Neil Forsyth introduced the fictional character Bob Servant to the UK and North America and his creation quickly gained a critically-led cult following. Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh picked Delete This At Your Peril...

    Published: 01 Jun 2011
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    This is an hilarious collection of email exchanges starring the anti-hero of spam, Bob Servant, now republished with previously unreleased material. Spam is the plague of the electronic age, comprising 90% of all emails sent and conning over GBP150m...

    Published: 01 Jun 2011
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    It takes a lot to get under the skin of Cornelius ‘Fatty O’Leary, but then there is a lot of skin to get under. The heroically proportioned Fatty can normally take life as it comes. Right at home in easy-going Fayetteville, Arkansas, he...

    Published: 31 Jul 2014
  • £7.99

    It takes a lot to get under the skin of Cornelius ‘Fatty O’Leary, but then there is a lot of skin to get under. The heroically proportioned Fatty can normally take life as it comes. Right at home in easy-going Fayetteville, Arkansas, he...

    Published: 10 Apr 2015
  • £7.99

    It takes a lot to get under the skin of Cornelius ‘Fatty O’Leary, but then there is a lot of skin to get under. The heroically proportioned Fatty can normally take life as it comes. Right at home in easy-going Fayetteville, Arkansas, he...

    Published: 08 Mar 2018
  • £5.99

    My boss is so narrow minded that when he has an idea, it comes out folded I use to write her love letters in the sand. But it was an incredible hassle trying to get sand into the pillar box ‘Do you know the piano’s resting on my foot?’ ‘No,...

    Published: 10 Oct 2019
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    No bicycle repair was ever made easier by turning your bike upside down. White shorts are for other people. A helmet perched on the back of your head is perfect if you ride your bike backwards – These and a host of other handy pointers jostle...

    Published: 05 Apr 2018
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    Whether resident or tourist, no-one is spared from the bloodlust of Scotland’s most savage insect . . . The midge does not like sunlight and thrives in the wet, so the Scottish summertime brings perfect climatic conditions for this ruthless wee...

    Published: 07 May 2020
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    Peacock Johnson’s got an idea that’s guaranteed to make him rich, and a friend who’s willing to invest in the idea. But Peacock’s having some difficulty laying the groundwork for his less-than-legal enterprise. Local homicide detective...

    Published: 08 Mar 2018
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    As an antidote to more sober accounts of Scotland’s history, Ian Crofon offers a colourful chronology of the eccentric, the infamous, the bawdy, the horrific and the hilarious people and events that have spattered across the pages of our...

    Published: 06 Jun 2019
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    Song and dance are at the very centre of any nation’s culture and are said to represent the innermost character of a people. The whirling, dashing and spinning of the classic Scottish reels are no exception. Here, Roddy Martine and Andrew...

    Published: 01 May 2014
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    Do you have a baldy clue as to who the Bear and Junglies are? Fancy a day out at Fort Weetabix? Or would you rather settle down with some swedgers? If you want to understand the patter this dictionary will help you with Glaswegian!

    Published: 30 Apr 2001
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    Hear about the guy whose nickname was ‘Heid Furst’? His real name was R. Slater Hear about the stupit skindiver? He didny have a scuba. Glaswegians have always enjoyed a good laugh, and the home-grown variety best of all. This new and...

    Published: 03 Oct 2013
  • £12.75

    Few cities can rival Glasgow for their contribution to the history of British humour. From the gladiatorial atmosphere of the old Empire Theatre,dubbed the ‘graveyard of English comics’, to the front-page controversies of Frankie Boyle...

    Published: 03 Oct 2013
  • £8.99

    ‘Give me three years and we’ll be millionaires,’ Nick challenged his long-suffering family in 1980, when cash was king. ‘I’ve got an idea that’s going to take us to the top.’ Tinkering with alchemy in an old stable he shared with a...

    Published: 09 May 2019
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    Scotland is renowned for the huge range of its wildlife, which comes in all shapes and sizes. In this book Tim Kirby introduces 45 of them, from the iconic red deer and golden eagle to the Highland cow and ubiquitous midge. In addition, he offers...

    Published: 10 Oct 2019
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    Bleeters come and bleeters go, they never, never stay – if it’s not raining now more rain is on the way. It’s widely reported that Eskimos have over 50 words for snow. Given the equivalent ubiquity of rain in Britain’s northern climes, it is...

    Published: 06 Sep 2018
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    Bob Servant is troubled. The economy is collapsing, his health is failing and around his hometown of Broughty Ferry, Bob is struggling to get the respect he deserves. Fortunately his email junk folder is bursting with offers of assistance from...

    Published: 01 Nov 2011