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  1. Free Delivery Worldwide : Japanese Humour : Hardback : Palgrave MacMillan : 9780333616024 : 0333616022 : 18 Jun 1997 : It is about how people make rules about humour: rules about what humour is, what it is not, what it should and should not be, when it should and should not be used, what type of humour is permissible and what type forbidden, what is good and bad about humour, what should be considered funny and what should not.
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  2. Learn how to write comedy that makes people laugh.Masterclass: Writing Comedy will reveal to both beginners and experienced writers the distinctive features that mark out comedy from other forms of creative writing. Having identified these, it will help you then to unlock your inner anarchist, and explore the different elements of comedy, using a combination of practical exercises, insight and creative inspiration. Whatever your preferred comic genre, you will find guidance on everything from wordplay and visual humour to plots, comedy characters and different styles.A section on performance will help you to hone stand-up skills, while chapters on stage and screen will give techniques and tips on how to craft a sitcom or create a sketch show. Finally, there is a uniquely frank but useful section on the realities of the markets, and the actualities of going it alone with self-publishing and self-promotion – or the tools you need to successfully pitch an idea or comic manuscript.ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their stories. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels to illustrated children’s books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises, and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community, at tyjustwrite.com, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
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  3. Free Delivery Worldwide : Humour, Work and Organization : Hardback : Taylor & Francis Ltd : 9780415384124 : 0415384125 : 30 May 2007 : Explores the critical, subversive and ambivalent character of humour, work and comedy as it relates to organizations and organized work. This work examines the various individual, organizational, social and cultural means through which humour is represented, deployed, developed, used and understood.
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  4. Free Delivery Worldwide : Humour: A Very Short Introduction : Paperback : Oxford University Press : 9780199552221 : 0199552223 : 01 Dec 2014 : Humour is a universal feature of human life. In this Very Short Introduction Noel Carroll considers the nature and value of humour, from its leading theories and its relation to emotion and cognition, to ethical questions of its morality and its significance in shaping society.
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  5. Sheila O’Flanagan’s MY MOTHER’S SECRET is a thought-provoking and unputdownable novel about a family reeling from the news that nothing about their parents’ marriage is what they believed it to be. A wonderful read perfect for fans of Veronica Henry and Lisa Jewell.When Steffie helps her two siblings organize a surprise wedding anniversary party for their parents her only worry is whether they’ll be pleased. What she doesn’t know is this is the day that her whole world will be turned upside down.Jenny wants to be able to celebrate her ruby anniversary with the man she loves, but for forty years she has kept a secret. A secret that she can’t bear to hide any longer. But is it ever the right time to hurt the people closest to you?As the entire family gather to toast the happy couple, they’re expecting a day to remember. The trouble is, it’s not going to be for the reasons they imagined…What readers are saying about My Mother’s Secret: ’A novel with humour and heartache and a believable ending. Heart-warming, entertaining and very enjoyable’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars’Sheila O’Flanagan always seems to create a cast of characters that you can identify with and care about. My Mother’s Secret is no exception. I found myself instantly connecting with them’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars’A great book in true Sheila O’Flanagan style. The characters are all great warm-hearted Irish folk and there are many laughs and twists and turns along the way’ Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
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  6. Free Delivery Worldwide : Humour, History and Politics in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages : Hardback : CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS : 9780521811163 : 0521811163 : 16 Jul 2015 : A collection of essays on the use of humour by late antique and early medieval writers.
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  7. Free Delivery Worldwide : Humour in Society : Paperback : Palgrave MacMillan : 9780333440711 : 0333440714 : 18 Apr 1988
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  8. Free Delivery Worldwide : On Humour : Paperback : Taylor & Francis Ltd : 9780415251211 : 0415251214 : 01 Jul 2002 : This is a fascinating and beautifully written book on what philosophy can tell us about humour and about what it is to be human. It will fascinate and intrigue anyone with a sense of humour, which hopefully is all of us.
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  9. Jenny rushes in; stops and turns pale at the sight of my scaffolded neck. This isn’t what she expected to see – and for a moment Jenny, sunny, effervescent, ever-optimistic Jenny, stares at me and can’t speak. ’They made a mistake – I broke my neck after all.’ Jenny begins to cry. And I think that maybe this is what best friends are for, not to be brave for you, but to tell you this is real, and it stinks. Anna is used to being athletic, popular, ‘normal’. Now she feels the layers of her familiar self being peeled away; nothing is normal or easy. Can she pick up the pieces of her life? What part will Hayden and Luke play? And who, now, is Anna Duncan?
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  10. Free Delivery Worldwide : English Humour for Beginners : Paperback : Penguin Books Ltd : 9780241978542 : 0241978548 : 02 Jun 2016
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  11. Free Delivery Worldwide : Aussie Humour and Slang : Paperback : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform : 9781478207054 : 1478207051 : 29 Jul 2012 : “Black, dry, irreverent, ironic, self-mocking” are all words that have been used to describe Australian humour. This humour is reflected in the unique slang that is used by Aussies. The author has compiled a comprehensive catalogue of Australian colloquialisms and has included not only explanations of their meanings, but in several cases short stories and examples of them...
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  12. Free Delivery Worldwide : The Function of Humour in Roman Verse Satire : Hardback : Oxford University Press : 9780199281114 : 0199281114 : 30 Mar 2006 : Argues that behind the moralizing facade, the reader may find more sinister motives, such as fear, envy, and sexual sensationalism. This study uses an analysis of humour to investigate the complex essence of Roman satire.
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  13. Free Delivery Worldwide : Anthology of Black Humour : Paperback : Telegram Books : 9781846590740 : 1846590744 : 01 Feb 2009 : Presents a definitive statement on l'humour noir, one of the seminal concepts of Surrealism. This title offers an anthology of the writers the author most admires. It discusses the acerbic aphorisms of Swift, Lichtenberg and Duchamp, the theatrical slapstick of Christian Dietrich Grabbe, the wry missives of Rimbaud, and the manic paranoia of Dali.
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  14. Free Delivery Worldwide : Humour, Wit and Satire of the Seventeenth Century : Hardback : Kessinger Publishing : 9780548120354 : 0548120358 : 25 Jul 2007
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  15. Four Hilarious Novels of Heart, Humour and Wishes Gone Wrong. THE PARENT AGENCYBarry said, a third time, “I wish I had better parents!” And then suddenly the entire room started to shake……there is a world, not far from this one, where parents don’t have children. In this world, children are allowed to choose their parents. For Barry Bennett this world seems like a dream come true. Only things turn out to be not quite that simple…THE PERSON CONTROLLERFred and Ellie are twins. Not identical but they do like all the same things, especially video games.When they meet the Mystery Man, who sends them a very special video game controller it seems to be the answer to all their problems and the key to all their wildest dreams…ANIMALCOLMMalcolm doesn’t like animals. Which is a problem because his family love them. Their house is full of pets. What the house is NOT full of is stuff Malcolm likes. Such as the laptop he wanted for his birthday.The only bright spot on the horizon is the school trip, so he finds himself on the bus, heading to… oh no. A farm!Over the next days, Malcolm changes. He learns a lot about animals and what it’s really like to be an animal. It does make him think differently. And speak differently. And eat differently. And, um, smell differently. But will he end up the same as before?BIRTHDAY BOYWhat if it was every day?This is the story of Sam Green, who really, really, really loves birthdays. He loves the special breakfasts in bed. The presents. The themed parties. Blowing out the candles on his cake. Everything.He is so excited about his 11th birthday, in fact, that he wishes it was his birthday every day. Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for…
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  16. Free Delivery Worldwide : The Little Book of Yorkshire Humour : Paperback : Dalesman Publishing Co Ltd : 9781855682764 : 1855682761 : 01 Oct 2010
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  17. Free Delivery Worldwide : The Wit and Humour of Oscar Wilde : Paperback : Dover Publications Inc. : 9780486206028 : 0486206025 : 01 Jun 1959 : More than 1,000 ripostes, paradoxes, wisecracks: Work is the curse of the drinking classes, I can resist everything except temptation, etc.
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  18. Free Delivery Worldwide : Treasury of Humour : Paperback : HOUGHTON MIFFLIN : 9780395572269 : 0395572266 : 25 Apr 1991 : This collection of Isaac Asimov's favorite jokes, with his explanations of how to tell them with greatest success, is an indispensable how-to guide to humor for both professional and amateur speakers and general readers. Some 640 jokes--from ribald to shaggy dogs to put-down puns--will delight readers and listeners alike.
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  19. Free Delivery Worldwide : The Mammoth Book of Great British Humour : Paperback : Little, Brown Book Group : 9781849010535 : 1849010536 : 17 Dec 2010 : The very best of British humour from the classic wit of Oscar Wilde to the best of modern stand-ups.
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