Faber has acquired the rights to publish two books based on the BBC comedy panel show "Would I Lie to You?".
The publisher beat seven other publishers to acquire the rights and the first, Would I Lie To You? Presents the 100 Most Popular Lies of All Time, will be released in October. The book is a collection of 100 well-known fibs, including ‘I didn’t even notice she was pretty’ and ‘I’m working from home tomorrow’. A second book will follow.
“'Would I Lie To You?' is a show many of us at Faber have enjoyed and admired for years, and we feel it is high time the brilliance of the programme (and the genius of its producer, Peter Holmes) found proper expression in book form,” said Julian Loose, non-fiction publisher at Faber. “[The book] will sit beautifully at home in an important and vibrant strand of our publishing which includes books from David Mitchell, Richard Ayoade, Stewart Lee, Charlie Brooker, Armando Iannucci and the QI team.”
The publisher acquired world rights to the two books from Amanda Preston at LBA Books.
The TV show first aired in 2007 and is now in its ninth series, broadcasting on BBC1 on Friday nights at 8.30pm.