Book of the Week

Laughter Lines: Comic Verse To Celebrate Life's Little Moments by Des OConnor. Photo: PA Photo/Sidgwick & Jackson
Laughter Lines: Comic Verse To Celebrate Life's Little Moments by Des OConnor. Photo: PA Photo/Sidgwick & Jackson

Laughter Lines by Des O’Connor

Veteran entertainer Des O’Connor can see the funny side of most things, even those known to induce their fair share of irritation – satnavs, recycling bins, children’s birthday parties, the New Year sales…

But then the ever youthful octogenarian has a lot to smile about. Figures just released from Nielsen BookScan confirm that his new book of comic verse, Laughter Lines, which highlights the funny side of all these potentially stressful subjects and many others, has secured the number one spot in 
poetry sales.

He hopes the book will be an antidote to worries.