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4.0 out of 5 stars Ian Hislop: "A Sued Genius"
The Private Eye is something people acquire a taste to. Naturally, Hislop's Annual is no exception. If you like satire (and to do so you should know what it means) then you'll enjoy the Private Eye. Hislop may be the most sued man in Britain, but he's genuinely quite the genius. Private Eye is clever, comical and challenges all notions of the "PC".

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Published on 9 Nov 2011 by Ben Franks

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2.0 out of 5 stars private eye
Brought this and then made a subscription to PI. The book was O.K but could have been vastly better in content.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ian Hislop: "A Sued Genius", 9 Nov 2011
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Ben Franks (United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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The Private Eye is something people acquire a taste to. Naturally, Hislop's Annual is no exception. If you like satire (and to do so you should know what it means) then you'll enjoy the Private Eye. Hislop may be the most sued man in Britain, but he's genuinely quite the genius. Private Eye is clever, comical and challenges all notions of the "PC".

The Annual's at a dandy price too, so if you've got the change, why not give it a taste? It's like marmite, you'll get it and love it to death, craving for more, or you just won't find it funny and you'll scratch your head and hide it among your bookshelf for that odd friend of yours to read when they come around.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Private Eye Annual 2011, 11 Jan 2012
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Excellent book, fun and risque. Just what you would expect from ' Private Eye ' Layout perfect, graphics exciting, easy to read, a real page turner.
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5.0 out of 5 stars makes xmas worth looking forward to, 1 Jan 2012
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Maintains the usual high standard of previous years. Perfect for reading on the loo in 10 minute bursts. nuff said!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Bastion Of Free Speech, 26 Nov 2011
This review is from: Private Eye Annual 2011 (Annuals) (Hardcover)
Anyone who thinks TV shows with Russell Howard can even be called satire should read Private Eye. So should left-wing people who wish someone would give this goverment the lampooning it deserves. It's razor sharp and completely unafraid of being sophisticated (though at other times very silly) and attacking the right as well as the left. Some of the jokes consist simply of 'Here's a frank observation you won't find in the mainstream media'. You will either be refreshed or have your eyes opened.
But on top of that it's three times funnier and better written every fortnight (let alone in a 'best of' annual) than most gift books in the humour section.
Whatever your political views or sense of humour there will be something in it for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Eye for a year, 22 Nov 2011
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This year's 'Private Eye' annual is a good catch-up read for those who, like me, have forgotten most of the sleaze and nonsense that seem to be an indispensable part of what passes for life among the not-so-good and the definitely not great. Format remains unchanged, but then it would, because the lunatics are still in charge of the asylum.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Private Eye review, 25 Nov 2011
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Always a good Christmas present for the husband and son. Unfortunately once they get hold of it, you don't get much out of them except laughter and the ladies get left cooking the Christmas dinner!!
Great service and brilliant annual.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Private Eye., 28 Aug 2013
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For all lovers of the satirical escapades of the Private Eye team, this is an absolute must. With the passage of time, this clever comedy never loses its relevance !!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hislop for PM!, 14 April 2013
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This of course was hilarious; fans of Have I Got News For You could well do with this in their lives.
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2.0 out of 5 stars private eye, 6 Feb 2013
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Brought this and then made a subscription to PI. The book was O.K but could have been vastly better in content.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!, 18 Feb 2012
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Private Eye, just the best bits, without all those no-doubt-important-but-often-dull tales of scurrilous behaviour in some dreary provincial council.

Sits on the coffee table, easy browsing, much chortling.
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