Return Of The Timewaster Letters

Author: Robin Cooper

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751570311

Category: Humor

Page: 208

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In his 2004 bestseller The Timewaster Letters, Robin Cooper plagued everyone from the Campaign for Courtesy to the British Halibut Association with his bizarre and surreal written requests. In Return of the Timewaster Letters, he delivers another wonderful collection of his polite, persistent and peculiar correspondence. Whether he is raising money for his nationwide hair-drying tour, booking a hotel room for his robot calf, or just trying to get rid of half a ton of unwanted herring, Robin's imagination, as ever, knows no bound . . .
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The Timewaster Letters

Author: Robin Cooper

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1843177994

Category: Humor

Page: 347

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For several years, Robin Cooper has been plaguing department stores, hotels, associations, fan clubs and a certain children's book publisher with his letters. From Prince Charles to the Peanut Council, Harrods to the British Halibut Association - no one is safe. So who is Robin Cooper? Architect, thimble designer, trampoline tester and wasp expert, Robin Cooper is all of these things - it just depends on the person he's writing to...
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The Timewaster Diaries

A Year in the Life of Robin Cooper

Author: Robin Cooper

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751570303

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Rita fell down the stairs at twenty-two minutes past midnight.' Robin Cooper, author of The Timewaster Letters, turns his hand to diary writing in this hilarious new novel. The year starts badly for Robin, who is fired for writing too many letters on company time, and for his wife Rita, who sprains her ankle (yet again). But Robin has a cunning plan - his marrying of the crossword and Sudoku into his devilish 'crossoku' - which might just make their fortune...
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Delete This at Your Peril

One Man's Hilarious Exchanges with Internet Spammers

Author: Bob Servant

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781602392755

Category: Humor

Page: 155

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A volume of exchanges between the author and a variety of hapless spam merchants who flooded his inbox is a collection of retaliatory strikes against Internet sellers who illegally advertised foreign brides, get-rich-quick scams, and sex-enhancing products. 10,000 first printing.
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Dot Con

The Art Of Sacmming a Scammer

Author: James Veitch

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing

ISBN: 1849497354

Category: Computer fraud

Page: 144

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Dot Con is the story of what happened when James Veitch decided to play the scammers at their own game, providing a hilarious showcase of the conversations he orchestrates with online imposters. Naturally, James replies with an offer of help, ready to wire money by Western Union (it's alwaysWestern Union) safely and securely, but not before the recipient has given something in return. Whether it s his long-lost love recounting tales of their favourite moment together, or the business man providing a quote for James' new book, it s amazing to see how easy it can be to scam the scam artists.
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I'm Jack

Author: Mark Blacklock

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1783780851

Category:

Page: N.A

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In this provocative novel Mark Blacklock portrays the true and complex history of John Humble, aka Wearside Jack, the Ripper Hoaxer, a timewaster and criminal, sympathetic and revolting, the man hidden by a wall of words, a fiction-spinner worthy of textual analysis. In this remarkable work, John Humble leads the reader into an allusive, elusive labyrinth of interpretations, simultaneously hoodwinking and revealing. I'm Jack is a riveting novel about truth, lies, prison and shame. It is also a profound and furious love letter to Sunderland. It is a puzzle, a hoax, a multi-voice portrait and a virtuoso assemblage of textual elements. I'm Jack announces the arrival of a radically talented and innovative novelist.
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Dear Customer Services

Letters from the World's Most Troublesome Shopper

Author: Terry Ravenscroft

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843172963

Category: Humor

Page: 208

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Mr. Renny's paintings are so good that they almost appear real. But no one seems to pay them any attention-until a strange man offers to make everything that Mr. Renny paints come to life. First there's the painting of the apple, which Mr. Renny can now eat. Then there's a huge hotdog, a new car, a cruise liner... Mr. Renny paints himself a life of luxury-until his friend Rose comes to ask if she can buy one of his paintings. But he doesn't have any real paintings left! The spell must be broken-and soon! A book containing subtle references to the work of Belgian surrealist Ren Magritte, the illustrations are full of clever and amusing details.
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Kind Regards

The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Author: Liz Williams

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1843179202

Category: Reference

Page: 192

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All the signs show that the worthy art of letter writing is in decline. One third of 16-year-olds have never written a letter, and in the next ten years it is predicted that first-class mail will drop by 37%. Emails and texts have overtaken the humble pen and paper as the most popular method of communication. In Kind Regards, Liz Williams explores the popular history of letter writing and how it has shaped the world today - from the early Greek philosophers, to the great letter writers Byron and Walpole and famous letters that changed the world. It also covers the invention of the fountain pen and the growth of the mail delivery system. This is the fascinating story of how a simple piece of paper revolutionized global communication and how, despite the ever-growing influence of technology, handwritten letters are regaining their value, meaning and popularity
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Spike Milligan: Man of Letters

Author: Spike Milligan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241966930

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 312

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Spike Milligan's letters contain some of the best material he ever wrote . . . Collected here for the first time are the funniest, rudest and most revealing of them - most of which have never been seen before - from one of the greatest comics of the twentieth century to some of its most famous politicians, actors, celebrities and rock stars (as well as a host of unlikely individuals on some surprising subjects): - rounded teabags ('what did you do with the corners?') - backless hospital gowns ('beyond my comprehension') - heartfelt apologies ('pardon me for being alive') and the imbalance of male and female ducks in London's parks. Here, then, is the real Spike Miligan: obsessive, rude, generous and relentlessly witty. 'Milligan's zaniness shines through' Telegraph 'The godfather of alternative comedy' Eddie Izzard Spike Milligan was one of the greatest and most influential comedians of the twentieth century. Born in India in 1918, he served in the Royal Artillery during WWII in North Africa and Italy. At the end of the war, he forged a career as a jazz musician, sketch-show writer and performer, before joining forces with Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe to form the legendary Goon Show. Until his death in 2002, he had success as on stage and screen and as the author of over eighty books of fiction, memoir, poetry, plays, cartoons and children's stories.
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The Lazlo Letters

Author: Don Novello

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 9781563052859

Category: History

Page: 160

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Updated with a new cover and 14 new pages of letters and replies, here is the classic that put America into a "Fight! Fight! Fight!" mood. Novello's collection of correspondence with political and corporate officials provides an offbeat portrait of our times. "A very funny book".--Chevy Chase.
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Second-Class Male

A Book of Misguided Letters

Author: Stan Madeley

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781843174912

Category: Humor

Page: 192

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Mr. Renny's paintings are so good that they almost appear real. But no one seems to pay them any attention-until a strange man offers to make everything that Mr. Renny paints come to life. First there's the painting of the apple, which Mr. Renny can now eat. Then there's a huge hotdog, a new car, a cruise liner... Mr. Renny paints himself a life of luxury-until his friend Rose comes to ask if she can buy one of his paintings. But he doesn't have any real paintings left! The spell must be broken-and soon! A book containing subtle references to the work of Belgian surrealist Ren Magritte, the illustrations are full of clever and amusing details.
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The Passion Translation New Testament (2nd Edition)

With Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs

Author: Brian Simmons

Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC

ISBN: 1424555337

Category: Bibles

Page: 1056

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Encounter the Heart of God The Passion Translation® is a new, heart-level Bible translation that expresses God’s fiery heart of love, merging the emotion and life-changing truth of God’s Word. God longs to have his Word expressed in every language in a way that unlocks the passion of his heart. The goal of this translation is to trigger inside every reader an overwhelming response to the truth of the Bible, unfolding the deep mysteries of the Scriptures in the love language of God. If you’re hungry for God and want to know him on a deeper level, The Passion Translation will help you encounter God’s heart and discover what he has for your life. Bible features include:In-depth footnotes with insightful study notes, commentary, word studies, cross references, and alternate translationsExtensive introductions and outlines for each book Traditional two-column formatRich, contemporary font for Bible text “All you thirsty ones, come to me! Come to me and drink! Believe in me so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing from your innermost being just like the Scripture says!” John 7:37-38 Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart. Psalm 5:3 I continue to pray for your love to grow and increase more and more until it overflows, bringing you into the rich revelation of spiritual insight in all things. And with this revelation you will come to know God fully as he imparts to you the deepest understanding of his ways. Philippians 1:9
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Parsnips, Buttered

How to win at modern life, one email at a time

Author: Joe Lycett

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 147364044X

Category: Humor

Page: 304

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**THE BRILLIANT & IRREVERENT DEBUT FROM AWARD-WINNING COMEDIAN JOE LYCETT (8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Taskmaster), NOW IN PAPERBACK** 'Joe is nothing short of hilarious' SARAH MILLICAN 'I Lycett, I Lycett a lot' HARRY HILL 'We were snorting with laughter like a happy pig throughout. Lots more of the same please Joe! 5*s' HEAT MAGAZINE * * * * * * Dear Reader, Life is hard. We are a bombarded generation: Facebook, billboards, Twitter, Instagram, taxes, newspapers, watches monitoring our sleep, apps that read our pulse, terrorism. There's such an onslaught to the senses these days it's a marvel any of us manage to get out of bed. I love bed. While we are overwhelmed and confused by the miasmic cloud of information, there are those that seek to take advantage: there are parking fines, hate Tweets, Nigerian email scams and Christmas newsletters from old school friends about their ugly kids. And just as we're getting round to doing something about it, we're distracted again. I, Joe Lycett, comedian, wordsmith, and professional complainer, am here to help. During my short life of doing largely nothing I've discovered solutions to many of life's problems, which I impart to you, dear Reader. Containing a centurion of complaint letters to unsuspecting celebrities, companies and anyone brave enough to clog up my phone, as well as illustrations, one-liners , jokes and life hacks, this little gem offers you a collection of tips and advice* for all manner of modern woe. By the time you have finished reading this book you will have learnt how to: - Reverse a parking fine - Manipulate the tabloid press - Navigate social media - Respond to hate mail - Out-weird internet trolls - Contest a so-called ripe avocado - Send the perfect Christmas newsletter - Defeat ISIS - Take down multi-national companies AND MUCH, MUCH MORE! Joe Lycett x * If you are looking for guidance with taxes, quitting smoking, moving house, love, divorce, education, healthcare or anything actually important may I recommend speaking to friends or family members and not consulting a book by a comedian who eats halloumi at least twice a day.
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iDrakula

Author: Bekka Black

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402244673

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 160

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The classic vampire story that started it all gets new life for a generation of connected teens 18-year-old Jonathan Harker is diagnosed with a rare blood disorder after visiting a Romanian Count. His girlfriend Mina and a pre-med student named Van Helsing team up to investigate the source of the disease. The teenagers discover a horrifying truth: the Count is a vampire. The harrowing events unfold through emails, text messages, web pages, Twitter feeds, and instant messaging-the natural modernization of Bram Stoker's original Dracula, which was written in letters, diary entries, and news clippings. "Bold, innovative , and warped. . .an insanely imaginative tour de force." James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author "Black expertly interweaves story and technology in this timely Dracula tale." Rebecca Maizel, author of infinite Days "What happened?" "Not sure. I was fine when I went to bed." "But?" "But I dreamed that someone got into my room." "Who?" "I don't remember his face. He was tall, thin, pale...I was paralyzed. And then my neck hurt and my mouth was full of..." "Of what?" "Blood. My mouth was full of blood."
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Harpy Thyme

Author: Piers Anthony

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0812534840

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Gloha, the beautiful offspring of a harpy and a goblin, who represents the only creature of her kind on the world of Xanth, searches for the Good Magician Humfrey, hoping to learn how a unique being can find true love
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From Bush to Bush

The Lazlo Toth Letters

Author: Don Novello

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451603934

Category: Humor

Page: 176

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The passionate correspondence of a proud (if concerned) American! From the reign of Bush the First through the hilarious Clinton Years and to the restoration of the Bush Dynasty with Dubya, one lone crusader, Lazlo Toth, has been at work dispensing advice, offering ideas, and launching investigations on your behalf. Now this important effort has been collected and presented for instruction to the ages.
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Evolving Mind

Author: Robin Cooper

Publisher: Windhorse Publications

ISBN: 1909314331

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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A study of the evolution of consciousness from the simplest organism, through the self-aware human being, to enlightenment. Viewing recent theories from a Buddhist standpoint, the book sees evolution as a process of perpetual self-transcendence.
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Delete This at Your Peril

The Bob Servant Emails

Author: Bob Servant,Neil Forsyth

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857900005

Category: Humor

Page: 224

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This is an hilarious collection of email exchanges starring the anti-hero of spam, Bob Servant, now republished with previously unreleased material. Spam is the plague of the electronic age, comprising 90% of all emails sent and conning over 0150m a year from British victims. Into this wave of corruption steps the brave figure of Bob Servant - a former window cleaner and cheeseburger magnate with a love of wine, women and song as well as a keen sense of fair play. This wickedly funny and original book features the anarchic exchanges between Bob and the hapless spam merchants. As they offer Bob lost African millions, Russian brides and get-rich-quick scams he responds by generously offering some outlandish schemes of his own. The spammers may have breached his firewall, but they have met their match as Bob Servant rises heroically to the challenge, and sows confusion in his wake.
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Dear Mr Pop Star

Author: Derek Philpott,Dave Philpott

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 1783526009

Category: Humor

Page: 416

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For more than a decade, Derek Philpott and his son, Dave, have been writing to pop stars from the 1960s to the 90s to take issue with the lyrics of some of their best-known songs. But then, to their great surprise, the pop stars started writing back... Dear Mr Pop Star contains 100 of Derek and Dave's greatest hits, including correspondence with Katrina and the Waves, Tears for Fears, Squeeze, The Housemartins, Suzi Quatro, Devo, Deep Purple, Nik Kershaw, T’Pau, Human League, Eurythmics, Wang Chung, EMF, Mott the Hoople, Heaven 17, Jesus Jones, Johnny Hates Jazz, Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine, Chesney Hawkes and many, many more.
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