When the Tripe Marketing Board announced it was moving into publishing, people laughed. Thankfully, they're still laughing.

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Forgotten Yorkshire and Parts of North Derbyshire and Humberside

Yorkshire.  It's the original 'Big County' and you may think you know all you need to know about it.  But think again.  Forgotten Yorkshire & Parts of North Derbyshire and Humberside introduces readers to hidden mysteries, tales and 'facts' they may well have either forgotten or simply never known in the first place.  Some of them may even be true.


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Critical praise for Forgotten Yorkshire

"Fabulous!"- Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, DBE, DL

"It so closely resembles my own book Forgotten Lancashire and Parts of Cheshire and the Wirral that I can only say that it is an act of plagiarism so foul and putrid that all the perfumes in Debenhams could not remove it." - Dr. Derek J. Ripley (Lancashire Life review)

"Astounding...deserves to turn up in a lot of people’s stockings this Christmas. If it does, there’ll be laughter guaranteed in the household." - Gordon Bennett (Yorkshire Life review)

ISBN 9780993407550
RRP £9.99

A Brief History of Tripe

 A Brief History of Tripe is the culmination of months of diligent work by the Tripe Marketing Board's resident historian, Dr Derek J Ripley.  Now 86% briefer than the original publication, this book neatly summarises the history of tripe from the dawn of mankind through to the present day.

Also available as part of the membership pack for Tripe Club!

Critical praise for A Brief History of Tripe:

“Fascinating!”  Meat Trades Weekly

"Don't bother" Vegan World

RRP £6.99

The Lost Films of 20th Century Spatchcock

The Oldham-based film studios of 20th Century Spatchcock made over 20,000 films, most of which have been destroyed - sometimes accidentally.  The Lost Films of 20th Century Spatchcock tells the story of the Spatchcock studios between 1921 and 2004, with details of dozens of 'lost films' that have been discovered by celebrated local librarian, Dr Derek J Ripley. 

This book attempts to restore the reputation of one of the north's forgotten film directors.

Critical praise for Spatchcock:

"Hilarious!"  Billy Butler,
BBC Radio Merseyside

"The funniest thing I've ever read!"
David 'Bumble' Lloyd

"Best Read"
Lancashire Life

ISBN 9780957314115
RRP £9.99

My Camel's Name is Brian

My Camel's Name is Brian brings together over 100 poems from the biro of the Tripe Poet Laureate,
Jonathan Humble.

This eclectic mixture of verse will delight and entertain you with its wry and witty observations on life, the Universe and tea cosies.

Critical praise for My Camel's Name is Brian:

"Some of this work is tripe and some of this work is not tripe, but even the work that is not tripe is tripe of the highest order of tripe"
Ian McMillan (Beat Poet) 

"Humble should display no false modesty"
Mark Burgess (Author and Illustrator)

"wide ranging, inconspicuously thought-provoking and undoubtedly very funny"
Helen Perkins (North-West Evening Mail)

ISBN 9780957314160
RRP £8.99

Tales from the Till


With only three references to tripe, Tales from the Till is our lightest tripe book yet!

This one-man Mass Observation survey of life in a modern-day supermarket collects together over 300 humorous (and sometimes moving) anecdotes from supermarket checkout operator, Bill Cawley.

Reader Reviews
"Left me hungrier for more - let's hope Mr Cawley is working on a Volume 2!"

"I cannot recommend this little trove of humour and whimsical philosophical treasures highly enough, it is a little cracker"

"Funny, sad, weird and often poignant, this is a book you'll return to time after time"

ISBN 9780957314139
RRP £4.99

Forgotten Lancashire and Parts of Cheshire and the Wirral

Forgotten Lancashire & Parts of Cheshire and the Wirral introduces readers to a part of the country hitherto shrouded in mystery.

Lancashire. Say the word and it conjures up images of cotton mills, coal mines and the
chips. But think again. This is Forgotten Lancashire, the home of Uncle Bill’s Meat-Free Meatballs, tripe, fridge magnets and the Competitive Movement.  99% Fact-Free!

Critical praise for Forgotten Lancashire:
"A dozen laughs a page"

Wigan Observer
"What a find"
Andy Kershaw, broadcaster
"Comedy genius"
Lancashire Life

ISBN 9780957314108
RRP £9.99
If you like history, but can't stand all those messy facts, our 'fact-free' books will be right up your street.

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