I received the Private Eye Annual 2007 as a Christmas present, and was a bit unsure about it at first as I'd never really read the magazine, but it seemed funny on a first flick through.
When I finally got a chance to read through in more depth I was pleasantly surprised - there were some great laughs throughout. It provided a humorous look back on the main big news stories of the year, and an excellent introduction to Private Eye in general, as the best of all their regular columns is included.
There are loads of sources of amusement, such as the best of the Private eye look-a-likes section, and columns by the cream of the crop like Glenda Slagg and Phil Space.
As I really enjoyed it I was prompted to buy an issue of the magazine, and found that even better - some of the less immediately hilarious pieces that wouldn't make their way into an annual are very thought-provoking, and are worth more than one read to get the best of them. Even if you don't agree with everything written, it is always interesting and involving.
I would definitely recommend this annual to anyone who has a keen interest in current affairs - this may be necessary to get all of the humour - but even if one is not up to date, there is still plenty of laughter to be had from a read of it!
Edited by Ian Hislop, this book contains some of the best of Private Eye's comic year. It includes jokes and hilarious content from Britain's best selling satirical magazine.