Christmas at Hatchards: Humour

We Do Lockdown

Miriam Elia


Artist Miriam Elia has a wicked sense of humour. In We Do Lockdown, Mummy John and Susan are in self-isolation, the new normal – their joyless if heroic mission to save the portable germ-vessels we call humanity from themselves.



Private Eye Annual 2020

edited by Ian Hislop


If you didn’t laugh, you’d cry. Richly satirical, wilfully edgy, witheringly scornful and hilariously funny, the cartoonists and jokers of Private Eye take 2020 to task and put this #unprecedented year into perspective.



You Couldn’t Make It Up…! Unpublished Letters to The Daily Telegraph

edited by Kate Moore


The twelfth book of these unpublished letters reveals again the (sharp) wit and (bizarre) wisdom of The Daily Telegraph‘s readers. Whether wistfully nostalgic, brilliantly comic or seriously acerbic, from Covid to Trump to VAR, nothing and no-one escapes their quills.


Let’s Do It: The Authorised Biography of Victoria Wood

Jasper Rees


Victoria Wood was a queen of comedy, putting ordinary life and ordinary people at the heart of sketches, songs and sitcoms (She didn’t! She did!). For this warm and compelling biography, Jasper Rees has interviewed Julie Walters, Celia Imre, Dawn French and many more, to portray a national treasure.


The Secret Political Advisor

Michael Spicer


Private emails, deleted tweets and leaked documents – these are the unredacted files of the man in the room next door, the political advisor, (ie. the chap with the earpiece). A wickedly comic commentary on Donald ‘dangerous puffin’ Trump, Boris ‘posh motorboat’ Johnson et al.


To order any of these books, please telephone 020 7439 9921 or email – we look forward to hearing from you!

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