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Private Eye to publish 50th anniversary book

26th August 2011

Satirical magazine Private Eye is to celebrate its 50th anniversary by publishing a special book looking back at the stories that helped to make it famous.

The first issue of the magazine was printed in 1961 and went on to become one of the bestselling publications in the UK thanks to its cynical take on the news and insider references.

Now, to mark its half century, Private Eye journalist Adam Macqueen, who has worked on the magazine since 1997, has written Private Eye: The First 50 Years.

Alongside the publication's major scoops and best-known stories, the book will detail staff bust-ups, legal battles and have contributions from current editor Ian Hislop and his predecessors, Maqueen revealed.

'I've been digging up stories for the Eye for 14 years, but a lot of stuff I found out about the mag surprised even me. When I discovered it surprised the editor too, I figured I must be doing something right,' he added.

Hislop said it will be an opportunity for the magazines' contributors to 'look back and take a dispassionate view of how marvellous we are'.

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