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The Lies of the Land

by Adam Macqueen

The Lies of the Land Synopsis

'A fun history of political dishonesty' The Times In a history full of wit and acumen, Private Eye journalist Adam Macqueen dissects the gripping stories of the biggest political lies of the last half-century, from the cover-up of Churchill's stroke to Iraq's WMDs to Theresa May's announcement that she wouldn't be calling a snap election. Also covering a selection of Donald Trump's litany of untruths, other infamous lies from foreign shores, and lesser known British whoppers, this is the quintessential guide to dishonesty from our leaders.

The Lies of the Land Press Reviews

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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786492517
Publication date: 7th June 2018
Author: Adam Macqueen
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 368 pages
Categories: Political corruption, Social & cultural history,

About Adam Macqueen

Adam Macqueen has been reporting for Private Eye since the early days of Tony Blair's government. He covered the epic phonehacking trial of Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson for the magazine, and writes the regular 'Number Crunching' and 'Focus on Fact' features. His books include The Prime Minister's Ironing Board and Other State Secrets (2013) and the Sunday Times top ten bestseller Private Eye: The First 50 Years, an A-Z(2011). He lives in Hastings with his husband, the painter Michael Tierney.

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