How To Spot The Liars At The G8 Summit

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What every political leader must have this summer: “How To Tell Lies: The G8 Handbook.”

Sony Academy Award Winner Robin Bell, is giving politicians - and the rest of us - a chance to cut through the ‘spin’ and both practice and detect deception at this year’s G8 Summit, with his new book “How To Tell Lies: The G8 Handbook.”

This year’s G8 gathering is to be held in St Petersburg in July, and with the usual topics again on the agenda, Bell’s book will be an invaluable aid to each of the eight political leaders as they try to talk for hours without committing themselves to anything substantial. To help them in this we have arranged for them all to receive a copy prior to the summit’s commencement.

Anthony Delgrado, editor-in-chief of bluechrome publishing says, “We are extremely pleased to be able to help the G8 leaders in this way and have deliberately designed the book to be small and compact so that it can be easily slipped in and out of a jacket or trouser pocket as it is required, without anybody noticing. “

“As Robin’s advice is produced in the form of short fables, that readers of Aesop and La Fontaine will easily recognise, we are sure that all of the leaders will quickly find the advice that they need without their lips moving conspicuously whilst they are reading it.”

Delgrado continues, “I am afraid that I am currently unable to confirm that we have received a request for an American translation, despite the book being written in English, although of course if such a request had or were to arrive at any point in the future, we would be more than willing to help.”

The publication of his book follows Robin’s Creative Scotland Award in 2005, which saw him gain unprecedented access to the G8 summit in Gleneagles in July 2005. Very few get the chance to go to a G8 summit, but for Robin who lives literally next door to the Gleneagles site, it was more of a case of the G8 coming to him. As Robin said at the time,

“This is a once in a lifetime chance to look simultaneously at eight world leaders and their entourages assembled in Scotland to discuss a global agenda. I am lucky to have a unique opportunity to observe local, national and international viewpoints in depth.” The writing of “How To Tell Lies: The G8 Handbook” is based on Bell’s observations of what occurred at the summit last year and we are proud that in publishing it, at least something substantial and useful came from the summit after all.

“How To Tell Lies: The G8 Handbook” is Now Available, at a price of £4.99.


1. “How To Tell Lies: The G8 Handbook” is officially released on the 8th of May 2006, at a price of £4.99. ISBN: 1-904781-29-2

2. To download a Media Pack, including High Resolution cover images and further information, visit the “Press” section of our web site, at
3. For further information, review copies or rights information; please contact Anthony Delgrado, as below.

4. Robin Bell is available for interview by arrangement. Please contact the publisher in the first instance.

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