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Berry Scene

by Dornford Yates

These stories, written in response to huge popular demand, give us classic Berry Pleydell at the top of his form. The first story sees Berry capturing a German spy at a village cricket match in 1914, and things...


Jonah And Co.

by Dornford Yates

These are some of Yates' early short stories featuring the comic Pleydell clan, and on publication proved just a successful and popular as Berry and Co had been. They describe the chaotic journey of the young,...


Courts Of Idleness

by Dornford Yates

These comic stories are set during World War I and the period just after, when the genteel world of Edwardian England had changed beyond recognition. We encounter the madcap adventures of a group of well-to-do...


B-Berry And I Look Back

by Dornford Yates

This is Yates' final book, a semi-autobiographical novel spanning a lifetime of events from the sinking of the Titanic to the notorious Tichborne murder case. It opens with Berry, one of British comic writing's...


Berry And Co.

by Dornford Yates

This collection of short stories featuring 'Berry' Pleydell and his chaotic entourage established Dornford Yates' reputation as one of the best comic writers in a generation, and made him hugely popular. The...


Brother Of Daphne

by Dornford Yates

Daphne is 'well-born, elegant, beautiful, and not especially bright'. In this, Yates' earliest collection of stories, we meet the Pleydell clan and encounter their high-spirited comic adventures. It is a world...


Chinese Cooking for Diamond Thieves

by Dave Lowry

A rollicking debut novel about a young man who gets kicked out of college, becomes a Chinese restaurant chef, and inadvertently gets in the middle of a Chinese gang's search for their stolen diamonds.


One Mother of a Trip

by P M Thomas

When Monika was planning a trip to Zagreb, Austria with her estranged daughter Viktoria, she envisioned it to be the vacation of a lifetime, a chance to finally bridge the gap between them, make up for her gravest...


The Totnes Monster

by Dimitri Kissoff

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There Are Crimes and Crimes: A Comedy

by August Strindberg & Edwin Björkman

Swedish playwright August Strindberg's early works ushered in a new era of gritty realism, but his later works strayed from this style as his personal interests began to veer toward mysticism and the occult....


Frenzied Fiction

by Stephen Leacock

Frenzied Fiction is another winner from humorist and political scientist Stephen Leacock. Brief and brimful with laugh after laugh, these short stories and vignettes are the perfect antidote to a foul mood,...


Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich

by Stephen Leacock

Humorist Stephen Leacock was known for targeting the excesses of the aristocratic class in his lighthearted satire. This tendency is on full display in Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich, a series of stories...


Humorous Masterpieces from American Literature

by Various

Add some levity to your reading list with this compilation of some of the wittiest and most amusing humor writing from the American literary canon. Bringing together essays, vignettes and short stories from...


Further Foolishness

by Stephen Leacock

If you find yourself in need of a laugh, this feather-light volume of humorous tales from Canadian writer Stephen Leacock should definitely fit the bill. His all-encompassing satirical lens focuses on targets...


Moonbeams From the Larger Lunacy

by Stephen Leacock

Dividing his time between academic pursuits and humor writing, Canadian author and scholar Stephen Leacock had a vivid, kinetic imagination. His playful mental prowess is on full display in the collection Moonbeams...


Winsome Winnie: And Other New Nonsense Novels

by Stephen Leacock

In the mood for uproarious satire? Check out Stephen Leacock's collection Winsome Winnie and Other New Nonsense Novels. Mercilessly skewering the overwrought melodramas that were popular around the turn of the...


Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

by Stephen Leacock

Canadian political scientist and economist Stephen Leacock had an interesting side career as an immensely popular humor writer. In this engaging volume, he collects a series of charming sketches and vignettes...


Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice

by James Branch Cabell

The darkly comic allegory Jurgen caused quite a stir when it was originally published, with several jurisdictions deeming it obscene and calling for it to be pulled from store shelves. After his wife mysteriously...


The Jewel Merchants: A Comedy in One Act

by James Branch Cabell

Set in early sixteenth-century Tuscany, this short comedic romp from author James Branch Cabell explores the moral lassitude and selective ethics of a coterie of businessmen. It's a thoroughly entertaining look...


The Hohenzollerns in America: With the Bolsheviks in Berlin and Other Impossibilities

by Stephen Leacock

Though formally trained as a political scientist, Canadian writer Stephen Leacock rose to fame and fortune on the strength of his satirical works of humor, which often skewered the pretensions of the well-to-do....