One title was The Mystery of Things by A E Grayling, subtitled Life and What It Means. All that and three other of his books for £6.99. Given the attempts that have been made to clarify this subject over the millennia the price seems remarkably reasonable.
Then came Don't Arm Wrestle a Pirate: 101 Really Bad Ideas. Now it seems to us that not arm wrestling a pirate is a very sensible idea. Perhaps if I read the book I'd know differently.