Books tagged: humour historical

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Anselm's Eagle
Price: Free! Words: 10,370. Language: British English. Published: September 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
According to an ancient document, relics supposedly of St. Cuthbert were taken by monks guided by an eagle not to Durham but to a settlement further inland. A modern farmer turns up a double burial apparently of the eagle and the monks' leader, and an exhibited reconstruction forms the tourist attraction long sought by the village.
"Ma vie avec Louis XIV..."
Price: $6.85 USD. Words: 82,920. Language: French. Published: February 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Biographical
1671.Élisabeth-Charlotte de Bavière épouse le frère efféminé de Louis XIV. Une étonnante complicité la lie à son beau-frère. Les courtisans jasent. La princesse nous conte cinquante ans passées à la Cour de France : langage sans fioriture, humour, anecdotes croustillantes. Autant de petites histoires qui permettent de mieux comprendre la grande Histoire.
Une Leçon De Maintien
Series: Histoires insolites et vraies, Book 20 ยท Histoires lyonnaises, Book 20. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: French. Published: March 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Juillet 1867, la grande mode qui ravage la Haute Société cet été-là a pour nom : grimaces ! Toutes les élégantes n'ont plus qu'une seule idée : accomplir des grimaces époustouflantes qui leur vaudront, pensent-elles, l'admiration de leurs consoeurs et, surtout... celle des jeunes gens.
Herodotus - The Gnome of Sofia
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 84,730. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013 by Memoirs Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Political intrigue, deception and murder, Herodotus – The Gnome of Sofia has it all. Sir Arthur Cumberpot has an unspectacular career when he is appointed British Ambassador to Bulgaria. Due to unforeseen mishaps his wife Annabel is accused of being a spy but is guilty of nothing, other than being the biological daughter of Jim Kilbey.
Seven Floors High
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 129,200. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history
Seven Floors High is based around a true story of life inside iaxis, a London based start-up during the DotCom boom. Written with style and humour, the story is a personal account of one individual who saw the "paper tiger" from the inside.
Rum, Bum & Whacky
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,430. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Not so much about ships, more about the eccentrics and oddballs that used to grace the British Merchant Navy. Twenty five years of roaming around the oceans of the world have given the author an insight into the qualities needed to deal with natures most demanding mistress without getting too wet.
Dodging Shells
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 49,960. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The war is raging through Italy in 1943, and a young Canadian soldier struggles to stay alive. But nothing can dampen his sense of humour—not hunger or horror or the shellfire that doesn’t always miss. Not month after month in the thick of the fight. Tommy is irrepressible. It doesn’t sound like much fun? Well, it is...the way Tommy tells it. And furthermore—it’s all true.
Once More, From the Beginning
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 61,910. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Here’s a new look at the Old Testament...but this time the women’s voice gets the prominence it deserves. Always witty, often funny, and definitely never boring, the women’s common sense outlook puts quite a different spin on the stories you think you remember. The men have had their way with history for far too long. Let’s see that ancient world through a woman’s eyes. You may be surprised!