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Gyles Brandreth

Gyles Brandreth

  • 5 stars across 6 books
Gyles Daubeney Brandreth is an English theatre producer, actor, politician, journalist, author and TV presenter. Born in Germany, he moved to London at the age of three and, after his education at New College, Oxford, he began his career in television.

He went from presenting Puzzle Party in the 1970s, to appearing in Countdown's Dictionary Corner for over 300 episodes. His career has since encompassed becoming an MP and appearing regularly on TV and radio, but writing is his true passion.

His past books include; Word Play, Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations and Breaking the Code: Westminster Diaries.
20th August 2020

What's Black and White and Red All Over?

Laugh yourself silly in this fantastic collection of jokes and riddles - the perfect gift for Christmas! WHAT... MoreWhat's Black and White and Red All Over?

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6th March 2000

Amanda Mouse and the Birthday Cake

There's nowhere else quite like Mouse Village. Written by a former MP, these children's books take the reader through th... MoreAmanda Mouse and the Birthday Cake

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6th October 2009

The Super Joke Book

Children will love this collection of hilarious jokes! Cool, clever drawings throughout add to the fun. The book is aime... MoreThe Super Joke Book

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1st June 2002

The Biggest Kids Joke Book Ever!

What's yellow and dangerous? Shark-infested custard! What time is it when an elephant sits on your fence? Time to get a ... MoreThe Biggest Kids Joke Book Ever!

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1st September 1992

The Emergency Excuses Kit

You're late for dinner. You haven't done your homework. You forgot to feed the dog. What do all these situations have in... MoreThe Emergency Excuses Kit

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4th October 2018

Have You Eaten Grandma?

A brilliantly funny lament on the misuse of English grammar and a guide on how to avoid the troublingly common language ... MoreHave You Eaten Grandma?

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