Written by Private Eye journalist Adam Macqueen, Private Eye: The First 50 years is a lavishly illustrated, definitive history of Britain’s first, most successful and indeed only fortnightly satirical magazine.
This Anniversary A-Z contains a wealth of never-before-seen photos, unpublished cartoons, archive material and exclusive interviews with contributors past and present, including current editor Ian Hislop, Peter Cook, Richard Ingrams, Nick Newman, Barry Humphries and many more.
Founded in 1961, for half a century Private Eye magazine has developed its unique mix of jokes and journalism, comedy and campaigning, gags and gossip, laughter and libel, covering the public life of the nation.
From Political plots to Royal revelations, from City scandal to Media manipulation, from legal lunacy to municipal madness, everything you ever wanted to know is included here.
“A cracking new history of the magazine” - Sunday Times Magazine
“An important social document…there’s never a dull page” - Ian Jack, The Guardian
“Beautifully written… so glossy it dazzles and packed with coloured pictures” - Roy Hattersley, The Times
“Great trivia and a fascinating look at how Ian Hislop and his team make each issue” - Shortlist magazine
“Many gems in this sumptuous coffee-table production” - Edwina Currie, The Times
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Customer Reviews for Private Eye the First 50 Years
Review 1 for Private Eye the First 50 Years
Makes a wonderful gift
23 February 2012
Whether you have friends you know like Private Eye or not, this would make a beautiful gift. It's beautifully produced and full of delights. Very funny, with just enough nostalgia when you come across an event you remember being satirised. And of course, it's great as a treat for yourself too.
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Review 2 for Private Eye the First 50 Years
Is it really fifty years?
30 January 2012
I'm not a non-fiction reader usually but this book is an intriguing history of politics and social attitudes for the last fifty years. It's also an insight into the people, many of them well known, responsible for a controversial magazine. Due to its A-Z format it can be dipped into, treated as a reference book when seeking an account of a particular historical event or read cover to cover.