Book Review: Private Eye Annual 2015, Edited By Ian Hislop


Its Christmas time and bestselling news and current affairs magazine Private Eye have come up with their nineteenth collection of the year’s best cartoons, jokes and spoofs.

Edited by Ian Hislop, the colourful title has become one of the best value for money annuals to snap up over the festive season, and is packed full of content that showcases the very best of the magazine’s unique blend of wit and humour.

Presented in the tabloid newspaper style, the book is almost a Have I Got News For You presentation of 2015. So expect an alternative look at the general election, game shows, public sector services and sport. Similarly there are comical representations of public figures such as Nigel Farage, Jeremy Clarkson, David Cameron, members of the Royal Family and One Direction.

So, before you dismiss 2015 you could do far worse than turn a comical (Private) eye to this end of year satirical review.

  • A version of this review by Andy Howells was published in The South Wales Argus entertainment supplement The Guide on December 18, 2015

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