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Take a little trip through the underworld of mini-mobsters… From seedy joints to the Ferret Bureau of Investigation, by way of downtown squeakeasies. And discover what happens when hamsters go bad. Crime. Love. Violence. Peanuts. Just some of the themes that spin around in this book.

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Words You Don't Know takes the reader on a spirited romp through the dusty corridors of the English language. In 23 chapters and 202 pages, author Robin Bloor shines a light on nearly 300 of the least known words in the language, illuminating the history and mystery of each in short, humorous essays. He has reached back in time and selected some of the most obscure and fascinating words the reader has likely never encountered: words that span the centuries, from the time of Aristotle to the time of Google; words on the verge of extinction and words being coined right now. In each of the 23 chapters, the author weaves a theme around 10 of these words. Each humorous story is unique. The reader will discover rare words, swear words, long words, wrong words, curse words, terse words, legal words, regal words, tech words, sex words, eponyms, retronyms, nonsense words and words with limericks – even words about words! The author's sharp wit, playfulness, and British charm lend each essay a special perspective that is guaranteed to both entertain and enlighten the word lover in every reader.

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“Read what you enjoy, not what bores you,” Nick Hornby tells us. That simple, liberating, and indispensable directive animates each installment of the celebrated critic and author’s monthly column in the Believer. In this delightful and never-musty tour of his reading life, Hornby tells us not just what to read, but how to read.Whether tackling a dismayingly bulky biography of Dickens while his children destroy something in the next room, or getting sucked into a serious assessment of Celine Dion during an intensely fought soccer match featuring his beloved Arsenal, or devouring an entire series of children’s books while on vacation, Hornby’s reviews are rich, witty, and occasionally madcap. These essays capture the joy and ire, the despair and exhilaration of the book-lover’s life, and will appeal equally to both monocle-wearing salonnieres and people, like him, who spend a lot of time thinking about Miley Cyrus’s next role.

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A straight forward but humorous approach to finding your soulmate and living happily ever after. It is written with the over 40 crowd in mind, but has sound advice for all ages.<br><br>The book takes you through five basic rules that help you find happiness with yourself, while attracting your ideal partner.<br><br>Even if you are already happily married or attached, this book will help you keep improving your relationship and yourself as a person.

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Swedish billionaire Olaf Gedda is found dead and his eccentric fishing colleague, Gotilda Salamander, is arrested for firing the fatal shot. Her prints were found all over the bucket of worms beside the body, so who else could it be? Salamander&#39;s old flame, investigative journalist Jerker Rhindtwist, discovers that a few others had motives as well but, in the end, Salamander must escape from jail and, using her computer hacking expertise, hook the murderer herself. With the help of solid research on Rhindtwist&#39;s part, and well-planted karate kicks on Salamander&#39;s, the efficient duo finds its way to justice, Swedish style.

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Toast on Toast is the must-have book for all budding actors – and non-actors too. In this part memoir, part 'how to act' manual, Steven Toast draws on his vast and varied experiences, providing the reader with an invaluable insight into his journey from school plays to RADA, and from 'It's a Right Royal Knockout' to the Colony Club.
Along the way, he reveals the secrets of his success. He discloses how to brush up on and expand your technical and vocal skills, how to nail a professional voiceover, and how to deal with difficult work experience staff in a recording studio. He also reveals the dangers of typecasting, describes the often ruthless struggle for 'top billing', and shares many awesome nuggets of advice.
The end result is a book that will inspire and educate anyone who wants to tread the floorboards. It will also inform (and entertain) anybody who simply wants to discover what a jobbing actor's life is actually like.

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There are many ways civilisation could end, even with wise, benevolent leaders like Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin watching over us. Now, in this fun interactive story of global doom, YOU decide how humanity perishes.
Will we be turned to grey goo by Elon Musk's nanobots? Driven collectively insane by Russia's most potent memes? Or smashed to atoms by someone sitting on the wrong button in North Korea?
In this book, YOU will meet the leaders with the future of civilisation in their hands. And YOUR wits and judgement will decide how we all inevitably die. Or then again, maybe, just maybe, with a little positive thinking, YOU will find a way to keep us all safe long enough to expire of old age and global warming instead. Just don't get too hopeful. On every page of Choose Your Own Apocalypse with Kim Jong-un & Friends, the end of your choice is most definitely nigh.

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What if there's a hidden dimension to Donald Trump; a sensitive, poetic side? Driven by this question, Rob Sears began combing Trump's words for signs of poetry.
What he found was a revelation. By simply taking the 45th President of the United States' tweets and transcripts, cutting them up and reordering them, Sears unearthed a trove of beautiful verse that was just waiting to be discovered.
This groundbreaking collection gives readers a glimpse of Trump's innermost thoughts and feelings on everything from the nature of truth, to what he hates about Lord Sugar. And it will reveal a hitherto hidden Donald, who may surprise and delight both students and critics alike.
Now with seventeen all-new poems! As we lurch deeper into the Trump presidency, this timely publication also includes Sears' scholarly footnotes and introduction, in which he excavates new critical angles and insights into the President's poetry which the casual reader might initially overlook.

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In the last seven years, Simon's Cat has become a global phenomenon. Star of thirty-nine films, which have been watched over 600 million times, and winner of a dozen major industry awards, Simon's Cat has captured the hearts of a worldwide audience.
In this brand new book we see Simon's Cat face any feline's most dreaded scenario – he's off to the vet. And he's not at all happy about it. Sharing its theme with the first ever full colour Simon's Cat feature animation, funded by a record-breaking IndieGoGo campaign, Simon's Cat: Off to the Vet is packed with over 240 pages of hilarious new gags featuring our favourite furry friend and his companions – both old and new.