Literary Laughs

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Heaven knows we all need a chuckle at the moment! Here's a list of literary comedies that had me grinning

The Diary of a Provincial Lady

E.M. Delafield

£9.99 £9.49

One of my favourite books of all time, The Diary of a Provincial Lady is hugely funny - a thinly veiled semi-autobiographical journal that pokes fun at everything and everyone - including the author herself!

The Diary of a Nobody

George and Weedon Grossmith and Weedon Grossmith


For a book 130 years old, The Diary of a Nobody is remarkable in just how relevant it is. Telling the story of bank clerk Charles Pooter and his struggled to keep his family in order, hold down a job, and impress his boss, this reads just as fresh as it would have done when Queen Victoria was on the throne!

Thank You, Jeeves

P.G. Wodehouse

£15.00 £14.25

The first novel to bring Jeeves and Wooster to life, Thank You, Jeeves is a comedy of errors that skewers the high society of the 1930's with affection and hilarity

Heartburn: VMC 40th Anniversary Edition

Nora Ephron

£9.99 £9.49

Nora Ephron wrote some of the best romantic comedy films (When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle...), and also wrote fantastic books. Heartburn blends a hilarious tale of heartbreak with some delicious recipes

Diary of a Drag Queen

Crystal Rasmussen

£12.99 £12.34

Not one for the faint hearted, this account of Crystal Rasmussen's career as a drag queen features some of the funniest (and rudest) tales I've ever read

Bridget Jones's Diary

Helen Fielding

£9.99 £9.49

Based on her hugely popular newspaper column, Helen Fielding bought Bridget Jones to life in this hilarious romantic comedy - big knickers and all

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4: Adrian Mole Book 1

Sue Townsend

£7.99 £7.59

Author Sue Townsend managed to capture the trials and tribulations of being a neurotic teenager in brilliant fashion - Adrian Mole is a comedic icon for the ages.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams


A rightful classic, the brilliant Douglas Adams wrote this comedy sci-fi classic, introducing the world to Zaphod Beeblebrox, Trillian, Marvin the Paranoid Android, and poor old Arthur Dent. Top up your pangalactic gargleblaster, and above all, Don't Panic!

The Collected Dorothy Parker


£12.99 £12.34

If you're after some witty one liners, then Dorothy Parker is your woman! Fiery, witty, and brilliantly written

Cold Comfort Farm

Stella Gibbons

£9.99 £9.49

A classic comedy read set in the Sussex countryside, Stella Gibbons Cold Comfort Farm has had people laughing for almost a century

Wishful Drinking

Carrie Fisher

£8.99 £8.54

The great, late, and much missed Carrie Fisher tells her life story in this hilarious, moving, and utterly truthful story

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