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The Lies of the Land


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Adam Macqueen has worked at Private Eye on and off for fourteen years. He was assistant, deputy and finally acting editor of The Big Issue between 1999 and 2002. He is the author of the acclaimed bestsellers The Private Eye: The First 50 Years and The Prime Minister's Ironing Board and Other State Secrets.


An excellent guide through the thickets of political mendacity. Brilliantly-researched, intelligent, and lucid, this book is essential reading * Matthew D'Ancona *
Irresistibly enjoyable... Funny, colourful and always insightful * Dominic Sandbrook - historian, columnist and television presenter *
Forensic and hilarious... Macqueen tells the highly entertaining tale of how lying comes so easily to those who should be the most accountable * Miles Jupp - presenter, BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz *
The best book about political dishonesty that I've ever read * Lloyd Langford - comedian *
Hilarious and troubling * Daily Mail on The Prime Minister's Ironing Board and Other State Secrets *
Vignettes of British political life from the whimsical to the downright chilling . . . delightfully gossipy * Financial Times on The Prime Minister's Ironing Board and Other State Secrets *
Full of wry, waspish humour * The Scotsman on The Prime Minister's Ironing Board and Other State Secrets *
The perfect bedside book * Guardian on The Prime Minister's Ironing Board and Other State Secrets *

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