Richard Herring is a stand-up comedian and writer, whose early work includes making up one half of the comedy double act Lee and Herring. He was a pioneer of comedy podcasting, with his shows The Collings and Herrin Podcast and Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast interviewing various high-profile comedians and public figures. His latest book Can I Have My Ball Back? tells the story of his testicular cancer diagnosis through a comedic lens. Here are the top books he recommends for gifting over the festive season...
Murder at Crime Manor: Martin's Fishback's ridiculous second Detective Roger LeCarre parody 'thriller'
Fergus Craig12,99 € 12,34 €
Had me laughing out loud from the very first line. The funniest book of the year and surprisingly gripping as a thriller too. As long as you can ignore the silly bits. Which are all of it.
Richard Ayoade i Tor Freeman10,99 € 10,44 €
Funny, meta and philosophical. My seven year old Phoebe loves it and so do I. Never have I thought of the world from a book’s point of view before. But I will now.
Natalie Haynes18,99 € 18,04 €
A modern day take on the myth of Medusa, told from her point of view, with a touch of Monty Python. I will never be able to enjoy Clash of the Titans again after this.
DR GUY LESCHZINER16,99 € 16,14 €
Fascinating accounts of our senses, documenting stories of people who lack one of the or have unexpected crossovers between them. Sometimes illuminating, sometimes harrowing.
Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne - Winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2022
Katherine Rundell16,99 € 16,14 €
Fantastic and beautifully (and poetically) written biography of John Donne, as well as a testament to the brutality of life in his time.
Francesca Stavrakopoulou25,00 € 23,75 €
An exhaustive and brilliant account of God’s bodily form (yes, even that part) which starts with the bombshell of whose God’s dad was.