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Seventy-Two Virgins
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A Comedy of Errors

About the Author

Boris Johnson is the editor of the Spectator, MP for Henley, writes a column for the Daily Telegraph and has just been appointed Shadow Arts Minister. He lives in London and Oxfordshire with his wife and their children.

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'A hectic comedy thriller!a rip-roaring knockabout farce!refreshingly unpompous, faintly dishevelled and often very funny.' Mail on Sunday 'At the centre of his first novel, a light comedy, is a terrorist plot of frightening ingenuity!the comedy is reminiscent of Tom Sharpe.' Sunday Times 'Johnson scores in his comic handling of those most sensitive issues!he succeeds in being charming and sincere!Boris Johnson has written a witty page-turner.' Observer 'Among the hilarious scenes of events and the wonderful dialogue which keeps the story moving at a cracking pace, Johnson uncovers some home truths!I can give no higher praise to this book than to say that I lapped it up at a single uproarious sitting.' Irish Examiner 'As an author, the Shadow Arts Minister is in a class of his own: ebullient, exhausting but irresistible.' Daily Mail 'fluent, funny material!the writing is vintage, Wodehousian Boris!it has been assembled with skill and terrific energy and will lift morale in the soul of many.' Evening Standard 'This is a comic novel, but Johnson is never far away from making serious points, which he leads us towards with admirable stealth.' Daily Telegraph 'a splendidly accomplished and gripping first novel!Few authors could get away with it, but this one most certainly does. Highly recommended.' Sunday Telegraph 'The rollicking pace and continuous outpouring of comic invention make the book!The guardians of our author's future need not worry. This is a laurel from a new bush, but certainly a prizewinner.' Spectator 'invents a genre all of his own: a post 9/11 farce!a pacy, knockabout political thriller which takes in would-be terrorists careering through Westminster in a stolen ambulance, a visit from the US president, celebrity chefs, snipers, tabloids chasing extra-curricular!as much fun reading it as Johnson had writing it.' GQ 'As well as Mr Johnson's inside knowledge of Parliament and his exuberantly idiosyncratic prose style, Mr Johnson is also brilliant at characterisation - each one of his cast of hundreds leaps to life in a few sentences!and yes, I laughed out loud approximately every 30 minutes.' Country Life

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