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Posted by Adam Macqueen | 3 comments »

Someone read the Guardian article this morning and tweeted “I can remember the first issue, which looked as though it had been run up in someone’s back room.”

There’s a very good reason for it looking like that, you know:


(and yes, that is an almost obscenely young Christopher Booker on the left!)


  1. Comment by Stephen Buckley
    September 16, 2011 @ 1:04 am

    So who are the three gorgeous, pouting EyeBirds then? – and whose backside is Mr Booker observing so intently (did it remind him of the Euston Arch perhaps)?

  2. Comment by Tony Quinn
    September 22, 2011 @ 11:36 am

    Is that Booker’s mum standing up? Or Ian Hislop’s (mum-to-be-one-day)?

  3. Comment by Adam Macqueen
    September 23, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

    Ian Hislop was actually all of 15 months old when the first edition of the Eye came out (but living in Nigeria, and it was a long time before they got round to overseas subscriptions).

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