This section of the site contains an eclectic selection of books that I find interesting.
The master comedian, Ronnie Barker is celebrated here with 12 books by and about him. They are here.
British naughty seaside postcards were produced in industrial quantities in the 20th century – here are some books that chronicle and illustrate their history. Just follow this link
The Mini Ha Ha series of joke books are represented by 10 copies here
We start the new year with a massive new post of Whitaker’s Almanack with 22 copies of the almanack covering the period up to the 21st century. The books contain a vast amount of information about matters astronomical, phenomenological and statistical about government, finances, population, and commerce of the various nations of the world. They are here.
The BBC has published a number of books over the years – an interesting selection is here
There is a new copy of a manual called News Of The World Household Guide and Almanac here
The BBC produced a year book from 1928 onward for most of the rest of the century. We have most of them here.
A new small selection of Christmas books is here
Wit Wisdom Quotes And Letters
I have altered the title of the Letters to the Telegraph page to widen it’s appeal to include all readers letters books. This has allowed me to include 3 more,
Outraged Of Tunbridge Wells, letters to the Tunbridge Wells Chronicle
I Am Sure I Speak For Others, letters to the BBC
I’ve Said It Before, letters to the Daily Mail
They are all here
The Daily Telegraph has been publishing readers letters books for years (and some others) – here are 10 of them
There are a large number of books containing witty sayings of famous people – here are a few
Eclectic Light Fiction
Micheal Green published a series of humorous classics with titles like The Art Of Coarse… Sport or… Rugby or… Sex. There is a selection here
“The Archers” is a long running radio drama – over the years they have spawned a selection of books – some are here
Henry Cecil wrote a large number of books about the British legal system – there are 10 here
Richard Gordon was a hugely successful author based on his Doctor books and the films they spawned – there are 12 here
There is a large selection of the classic educational texts published by Pelican here
Newnes produced popular non-fiction mega works. Here we have “Better Home Making”.
We kick off with Holiday Haunts from GWR a series of books that were published in the early 20th century. They are an amazing snapshot of their time. You can check them out here.