Publisher: Dennis Publishing
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Comic books, strips, etc
Every Christmas for more than 25 years, the editors of Viz have cobbled together a hardback annual out of all the best bits from a year's worth of Britain's funniest magazine, stuck a colourful picture on the front and called it something vaguely off-colour. Over the years, these annuals have become as much part of the traditional British Christmas as the Queen's speech, turkey with all the trimmings and clostridium botulinum. This annual continues the tried and tested formula, bringing together the standout moments from the past 12 months.
"The best book ... that I or anyone else will ever read. Truly magnificent," writes Matt Ridley in the Daily Telegraph. "A remarkable and powerful book," adds The Evening Standard's Dylan Evans. "Witty, lucid, and ultimately enthralling," says Robert McCrum in the Observer. Whilst according to Richard Dawkins, "Reading this book is one of the biggest favours I've ever done my brain." Sadly, these aren't reviews for Viz: The Dutch Oven - we found them on the back of a book by the distinguished cognitive scientist Steven Pinker. But we've got high hopes that the critics will praise this hard-backed collection of the best bits from issues 212~221 of Britain's toiletest magazine in an equally forthright fashion. Viz: The Dutch Oven's 160 pages of foul-mouthed cartoons, satirical features and spoof adverts make it the ideal gift for anyone you're not prepared to spend more than about 11 quid on.
Twixlips & Mooseknuckle are proud to announce Viz - The Camel's Toe a luxurious limited edition* annual that will stand as a timeless testament to your taste and discernment and is certain to be treasured for generations to come. (*Edition strictly limited to the number of copies that can be printed using the huge job lot of paper and ink we have bought.)Bound within glossy covers hewn from 24-carat cardboard, each exquisite volume contains a lavish 160 pages, individually hand-printed with an heirloom-quality selection of cartoons, jokes, spoof ads and articles from issues 202 to 211 of Britain's 3rd or 4th funniest magazine. 5th if you include Practical Caravanning. Book shown slightly smaller than actual size or slightly bigger than shown.
Release Date: 2010
Genre: English language
From the playground to the boardroom, this lexicon of bad language makes, arguably, a more important contribution to the everyday vocabulary of the British Isles than the Oxford dictionary. Now, with over 10,000 entries, this edition features the latest in expletives, sexual obscenities and lavatorial euphemisms.
Dedicated to an analysis of culture and politics after the net, Mute magazine has, since its inception in 1994, consistently challenged the grandiose claims of the digital revolution. This anthology offers an expansive collection of some of Mute's finest articles and is thematically organised around key contemporary issues: Direct Democracy and its Demons; Net Art to Conceptual Art and Back; I, Cyborg - Reinventing the Human; of Commoners and Criminals; Organising Horizontally; Art and/against Business; Under the Net - City and Camp; Class and Immaterial Labour; The Open Work. The result is both an impressive overview and an invaluable sourcebook of contemporary culture in its widest sense
Author: Fred Cahir
Publisher: ANU E Press
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Fred Cahir tells the story about the magnitude of Aboriginal involvement on the Victorian goldfields in the middle of the nineteenth century. The first history of Aboriginal–white interaction on the Victorian goldfields, Black Gold offers new insights on one of the great epochs in Australian and world history—the gold story. In vivid detail it describes how Aboriginal people often figured significantly in the search for gold and documents the devastating social impact of gold mining on Victorian Aboriginal communities. It reveals the complexity of their involvement from passive presence, to active discovery, to shunning the goldfields. This detailed examination of Aboriginal people on the goldfields of Victoria provides striking evidence which demonstrates that Aboriginal people participated in gold mining and interacted with non-Aboriginal people in a range of hitherto neglected ways. Running through this book are themes of Aboriginal empowerment, identity, integration, resistance, social disruption and communication.
Author: Simon Donald
Release Date: 2011-06-01
This is the story of an extremely colourful life. It tells of Viz's staggering rise from a modest fanzine selling to 150 people at punk gigs in Newcastle pubs, to outselling every magazine in Britain's newsagents with only two exceptions; the Radio Times and the TV Times, and all in a period of just ten years.
Author: Ian Hislop
Release Date: 2014-10-13
The very best of Private Eye's unique blend of wit and humour edited by Ian Hislop. Illustrated in colour throughout with sketches, cartoons and photo-bubbles, this year's round up presents the best jokes and spoofs from the UK's best selling satirical magazine.
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: English wit and humor
This is a hilarious new humour compendium from the creators of 'Viz'. The 'Top Tips' section of the Viz 'Letterbocks' page has long been one of the most popular sections of the magazine. The book is a collection of more than 1000 of the funniest entries.
Author: Leonardo Sciascia
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Release Date: 2003
District Attorney Varga is shot dead. Then Judge Sanza is killed. Then Judge Azar. Are these random murders, or part of a conspiracy? Inspector Rogas thinks he might know, but as soon as he makes progress he is transferred and encouraged to pin the crimes on the Left. And yet how committed are the cynical, fashionable, comfortable revolutionaries to revolution—or anything? Who is doing what to whom? Equal Danger is set in an imaginary country, one that seems all too real. It is the most extreme—and gripping—depiction of the politics of paranoia by Leonardo Sciascia, master of the metaphysical detective novel.
This lovely picture book opens on a mother bear and her newborn cubs in their cozy den as a blanket of snow settles over Yosemite National Park. Her newborn cubs grow quickly and soon three furry, hungry black bears set out to experience their world. Spring turns to summer, and the bears roam Tuolumne Meadows, munching tall grasses and keeping a safe distance from park visitors. But not all of the bears time is spent searching for food: Mama bear must remain on alert for danger and rush her cubs to safety when a forest fire rages close by or another bear threatens them. In the fall, they will fatten up on acorns before returning to their den for the winter. Ginger Wadsworth and Daniel San Souci give readers the bear s eye view and a tour of the seasons in Yosemite s high country with these fascinating and mighty creatures."
Perfect for reading aloud, these thirteen stories will bring back happy memories for parents and grandparents, and introduce younger readers to an enduringly popular heroine and her friends little-friend-Susan and Billy Blunt. Gloriously illustrated with the Joyce Lankester Brisley's original line drawings, Further Doings of Milly-Molly-Mandy is a great edition to add to your collection. The stories of Milly-Molly-Mandy and her friends have charmed generations of children since their first publication in 1928. Milly-Molly-Mandy lives in a tiny village in the heart of the countryside, where life is full of everyday adventures. Whether she is camping or having a tea party, you're sure to have fun when Milly-Molly-Mandy is around!