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The Secret Diary of Boris Johnson Aged 13¼

The Secret Diary of Boris Johnson Aged 13¼

Author(s): Lucien Young

Location(s): Windsor

Genre(s): Humour, Fiction

Era(s): 1977/78

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The newly discovered diary of Boris Alexander de Pfeffel Johnson, aged 13¼, provides a fascinating glimpse into how Boris, a lazy, bumptious and overweening child, comes to believe he should be Prime Minister. Along the way, we see him hone the techniques and persona that will one day hoodwink a nation.’

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Extract from 13-year-old Boris’s TEN RULES FOR LIFE:

It’s not lying if you don’t bother to learn the truth. Many people – politicians, for instance – make the mistake of going about laden with facts and statistics. However, when studiously ignorant of the aforementioned, one may argue one’s case with total conviction.

A friend is just an enemy you haven’t yet made. Some say there’s no ‘I’ in ‘team’. Well, I say you can’t spell ‘friend’ without ‘fiend’. No matter how dear your chum, you never know what sort of treachery they harbour inside. After all, there are many people who consider me a friend!

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Jon Culshaw, who is known for his wonderful impersonations of the rich, famous and ludicrous (famously through Dead Ringers on BBC R4), calls this “memoir” “deliciously funny and highly impudent“. It is, and after...

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