I just came across all of these in my loft, and it just made me think: why isn’t there a market for this sort of spin-off any more? Or is there no comedy cult enough to support this sort of thing? I guess they were all inspired by the Monty Python books of the 70s (I must track those down, even my loft doesn’t have those any longer). The “small ads” which padded out the books, always the best bits, live on in Private Eye at Christmas, I guess. Anyway, none of that will stop me from enjoying reading them one more time.
Not! The Nine O’Clock News (1980)
Not The Royal Wedding (1981)
Not The General Election (1983)
Bachelor Boys – The Young Ones Book (1984)
How To Be A Complete Bastard (1986)
The Lavishly Tooled Smith & Jones Instant Coffee Table (1986)
Janet Lives With Mel And Griff (1988)