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Glastonbury 50: The Official Story of Glastonbury Festival
Personally compiled by Glastonbury Festival's own creators - Michael and Emily Eavis - Glastonbury 50 celebrates five momentous decades in the life of the world's most famous outdoor music and arts festival.
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Perfect Sound Whatever: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
The brand new memoir from James Acaster: cult comedian, bestselling author of Classic Scrapes, undercover cop, receiver of cabbages.
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Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the '80s Changed Hollywood Forever
The definitive account of the kings of comedy who ruled eighties Hollywood
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100 Things I Meant to Tell You
Arthur Smith's first book for many years, 100 Things I Meant to Tell You brings together 100 stories, poems and articles gathered over a colourful lifetime making a living on the comedy circuit. Covering a huge range of subjects and emotions, this a cornucopia of delight for Arthur Smith fans everywhere.
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Born Lippy: How to Do Female
HOLD MY CHIPS, THE WOMEN ARE REVOLTING! A darkly funny guide to life as a woman from Britain's favourite comedian.
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On the High Wire
The star of MAN ON WIRE offers a meditation on the ecstasy of conquering our fears and reaching for the stars, translated and introduced by Paul Auster
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Great Animal Escapade
Danny is happy working at Belle Vue Zoo. But then the animals start escaping and, as a former street urchin and pickpocket, suspicion falls on him. Now, he must untangle the mystery of the great animal escapade in order to clear his name.
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Elis and John Present the Holy Vible: The Book The Bible Could Have Been
A complete guide to the hilariously niche and wonderfully obscure world of commercial digital indie radio's most-unproducible hammer legends: Elis James and John Robins.
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Hitch in Time
Living on his wits, sleeping rough and accepting lifts that get him into bizarre and often dangerous situations, Andy's six years spent on the road stand as a unique record of life as it was in the late 1970s and early 80s. In this hilarious memoir, they are juxtaposed with a host of earlier memories, resulting in dazzling and funny stories.
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Who am I, again?
Who am I, again?'Riotous, warm-hearted and revealing, and told with Lenny's trademark energy - expect recipes, comic strips, and tips for aspiring comedians - Who Am I, Again? is the heart-breakingly honest and inspirational coming-of-age story of a man who holds a very special place in British hearts.
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Straight Outta Crawley: Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being
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I'm a Joke and So Are You: Reflections on Humour and Humanity
The popular comedian and science presenter blends memoir, wit, and popular science to examine the human condition.
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Be a Narwhal: & be cool, be confident, be in control
A colourful gift book full of cute, hilarious and inspirational narwhal mantras.
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Wonders: Lifting the Curtain on the Freak Show, Circus and Victorian Age
The untold story of the Victorian freak show and circus, and the remarkable cast of characters who performed in them. The book will chart some of the great transformations of the age: the birth of celebrity, of showbusiness, of advertising, of 'alternative facts'.
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Zippy and Me: My Life Inside Britain's Most Infamous Puppet
This hilarious autobiography of Rainbow puppeteer Ronnie Le Drew is the first behind-the-scenes look at the iconic children's TV programme
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Maker Models: Theatre and Film Set
Craft meets STEAM in these lively books that will help you design, build and create
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Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini
Award-winning journalist and New York Times-bestselling author Posnanski enters the world of Harry Houdini and his legions of devoted fans in an immersive, entertaining, and magical work on the illusionist's impact on American culture--and why his legacy endures to this day. day.
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I'm a Joke and So Are You: Reflections on Humour and Humanity
The popular comedian and science presenter blends memoir, wit, and popular science to examine the human condition.
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Murray's Cabaret Club: Discovering Soho's Secret
Step below the pavements of Soho's Beak Street, and discover the untold tale of the exotic - and scandalous - Murray's Cabaret Club
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Tricks Of The Mind
His baffling illusions and stunning set pieces - such as The Seance, Russian Roulette and The Heist - have set new standards of what's possible, as well as causing more than their fair share of controversy.
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50 Years: The Story of Woodstock Live: Relive the Magic, Artist by Artist
A complete chronological account of Woodstock, hour by hour, performance by performance. Released to coincide with its 50th anniversary and with a foreword by festival co-founder, Michael Lang.
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Cooperman!: The Life of Tommy Cooper
From humble beginnings to yearnings of stardom; early setbacks, marriage to Dove; the struggle to the top and the endless quest to be the best. This comedy giant was voted in the top three greatest comics of all time. There was no one else like him. He remains a fans' favourite with the nation and is the greatest ever British magician and comedian.
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Daughter of Chaos (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Novel #2)
Half-witch, half-mortal sixteen-year-old Sabrina Spellman has made her choice: she's embraced her dark side and her witchy roots. Now her power is growing daily ... but will it come at too high a price?
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My Life as a Goddess: A Memoir through (Un)Popular Culture
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Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts
When her mother had a series of strokes, Tessa Fontaine couldn't stand to watch her disappear right in front of her. The Electric Woman tells Tessa's story of joining America's last travelling freak show and learning to perform death-defying acts to help come to terms with her mother's illness.
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Amazing Magic Tricks: To Confound and Astound
50 classic magic tricks to amuse and entertain your family and friends, including card tricks, coin tricks and sleight-of-hand tricks.
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Framed Ink: Drawing and Composition for Visual Storytellers
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See Ya Later: The World According to Arron Crascall
The world according to the most positive man on the internet, social media megastar Arron Crascall.
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Spectacle of Illusion: Magic, the paranormal & the complicity of the mind
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Royal Road to Card Magic: Handy card tricks to amaze your friends now with video clip downloads
The bible of card tricks - now with video clip downloads so you can see the tricks that other books only tell you about. The Royal Road to Card Magic is the `go to book' for card magic. Confound your friends, amaze your acquaintances, amuse and dazzle crowds at parties and gatherings using just a simple pack of cards., With the help of this book you can develop a versatile repertoire of first-rate card tricks. This new videobook edition of the greatest card magic book, offers the budding magician a brilliant introduction to sleight of hand magic. It includes more than 100 video clips to demonstrate the principles and practice of card magic., You will learn how to shuffle and present some astounding tricks. The Royal Road to Card Magic videobook: Includes QR codes for 110 video downloads that fully demonstrate the techniques that underpin the tricks; Presents simple sleights of hand and shuffles that you can amaze your audience with; Ideal for the amateur or a great refresher for the professional, this classic card magic reference book is written in an open style that teaches and entertains; Packed with key detail on each card trick, taking you through each trick step by step in text and video clips revealling the hand techniques to help you master your art; Foreword by Jack Delvin, President of the Magic Circle, the world's premier magical society. From classic principles and practice, to the art of presentation and a collection of astonishing tricks, everything you need is here., Learn how to do The Overhand Shuffle, The Riffle Shuffle, The Glide, The Glimpse, The Key Card, The Palm, The Backslip, False Shuffles and Cuts, The Double Lift and Turnover, The Hindu Shuffle, Top and Bottom Changes. Jean Hugard and Frederick Braue have inspired a generation of magicians with this classic card magic book. This new edition that includes the original text with new videoclips will inspire you to succeed in baffling any audience.
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Double Act: A History of British Comedy Duos
The first book to tell the story of the Great British comedy double act - from Morecambe and Wise to Mitchell and Webb
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True History of the Elephant Man
Through physical deformities which were almost impossible to describe, Joseph Merrick spent much of his life exhibited as a fairground freak until even 19th century sensibilities could take no more. This is the story of a tragic individual and his survival against the odds in Victorian England.
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Confessions of a Conjuror
Taking as his starting point the various stages of a conjuring trick he's performing in a crowded restaurant, Derren's endlessly engaging narrative wanders through subjects from all points of the compass, from the history of magic and the fundamentals of psychology to the joys of internet shopping and the proper use of Parmesan cheese.
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Entertaining the Troops: 1939-1945
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Seinfeld - On Screen...: Seasons 1 to 5 - An Episode Guide
When the final episode of Seinfeld aired on 14th May 1998, an amazing 76.3 million Americans tuned in, making it the most popular situation comedy is US television history. Stephen Lambe's timely and superbly-crafted new book examines Seinfeld episode by episode, tracing the development of every character, catchphrase and quirk.
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Movie Book of Answers
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Magic Book
Take a truly magical mystery tour with this sparkling compendium of magic and trickery from medieval thaumaturgies to 20th-century showmen. Featuring hundreds of rarely seen vintage posters, photographs, handbills, and engravings, The Magic Book follows this special performing art from the 1400s to the 1950s.
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It's Not Me, It's Them: Confessions of a hopeless modern romantic - THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
The hilarious bestseller from comedian and I'm A Celeb star Joel Dommett
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Book of Answers
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New Me
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So, Anyway...: The Autobiography
A candid and brilliantly funny memoir... ...of how a tall, shy youth from Weston-super-Mare went on to become a self-confessed comedy legend. En route, John Cleese describes his nerve-wracking first public appearance at St Peter's Preparatory School at the age of eight and five-sixths;
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Victoria Wood - Comedy Genius: Her Life and Work
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Great Illusionists
* Including newspaper articles of the day, this book takes you back to a exhilarating time where all entertainment was live and varied. Gives insight into speciality acts were many and included one-legged dancers, ventriloquists, jugglers, fire and sword swallowers.
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Literary Book of Answers
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Balloon Sculpting: A Fun & Easy Guide to Making Balloon Animals, Toys & Games
In this delightful book Dr. Dropo shares his secrets for making several popular balloon animals, toys and games. Includes: Basics, Dog, Dachshund, Cocker Spaniel, Giraffe, Mouse, Squirrel, Horse, Camel, Rabbit, Frog, Mugwump, Bumblebee, Hummingbird, Ladybug, Swan, Seal Balancing a Ball, Penguin, Brontosaurus, French Poodle, Cobra, Snail, Parrot, Toucan, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Monkey, Standing Dog, Alligator, The Extraterrestrial, Teddy Bear, - Apple Balloons - Apple, Basket Of Fruit, Bubble Baby, Chinaman, Baldheaded Man, Bubbles The Clown, Mr. Mustache, Troll, Smiley Face, Mr. Wrinkle, The Masked Marvel, More Balloon Guys, - Balloon Hats - The Basic Balloon Hat, Space Helmet, Animal Hats, Multiple Balloon Hat, Royal Crown, - Games And Toys - Airplane, High-Flyers, Tulip, Elephant Nose, Clown Nose, Pirate Sword, Bubble Gun, Fearless Freddy Over 50 figures in all! 96 page, 1/2 size, soft cover.
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Performance in Contemporary Art
A brand new history of contemporary performance and its crucial role in contemporary art, written by one of the world's leading curators and writers on performance art.
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Born Lippy: How to Do Female
HOLD MY CHIPS, THE WOMEN ARE REVOLTING! A darkly funny guide to life as a woman from Britain's favourite comedian.
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Charlie Dancey's Encyclopaedia of Ball Juggling
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How to Produce Comedy Bronze
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Marching Song: A Play
Marching Song is a play written by Orson Welles and Roger Hill about the abolitionist, John Brown. Welles and Hill collaborated on the play when Welles was seventeen and attending the Todd School for Boys, where Hill was the head schoolmaster.