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Peter Preston (born 23 May 1938 in Leicestershire) is a British journalist and author. He was educated at Loughborough Grammar School and St John's College, Oxford, where he edited the student paper Cherwell. He has received honorary degrees from the City University, London and the University of Leicester (2003).

He joined The Guardian in 1963 and was editor for twenty years, from 1975 to 1995. He continues as a prolific columnist addressing a wide range of political and social issues, also contributing a weekly column devoted mainly to news about newspapers, their readers and (generally) diminishing circulations in The Observer's "business and media" section. He was a member of the Scott Trust from 1979 to 2003, Chairman of the International Press Institute from 1995 to 1997, and Chairman of the Association of British Press Editors.

He is perhaps best known for the investigative reporting into Conservative MP, including the perjurious Jonathan Aitken and brown-envelope-receiving Neil Hamilton and Tim Smith, begun while he was editor of The Guardian. These were the revelations ("cash for questions" and corruption in parliament) that contributed to the downfall of the Conservative government in 1997. In both instances, a key source was Harrod's and Paris Ritz owner Mohammed Al-Fayed, who had his own reasons to resent British government ministers.

Preston's son, Ben Preston, is a former deputy editor of The Times now editor of the Radio Times, who is married to Times columnist Janice Turner.

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Total Books: 17
New Trends in Development Theory Essays in Development and Social Theory
2013 - New Trends in Development Theory Essays in Development and Social Theory [Routledge Library Editions: Development] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780415849746
ISBN-10: 0415849748
Genre: Business & Money
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Arguments and Actions in Social Theory
2009 - Arguments and Actions in Social Theory (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780230576001
ISBN-10: 0230576001
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Singapore in the Global System Relationship Structure and Change
2008 - Singapore in the Global System Relationship Structure and Change [Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780415331906
ISBN-10: 0415331900
Genres: Business & Money, History, Nonfiction
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Hor
2002 - Hor (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780738859583
ISBN-10: 0738859583
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Hor
2002 - Hor (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780738859590
ISBN-10: 0738859591
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51st State
1999 - 51st State (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140275803
ISBN-10: 0140275800
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Pacific Asia in the Global System An Introduction
1998 - Pacific Asia in the Global System an Introduction (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780631202370
ISBN-10: 0631202374
Genres: Business & Money, History, Nonfiction, Substores
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Pacific Asia in the Global System An Introduction
1998 - Pacific Asia in the Global System an Introduction (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780631202387
ISBN-10: 0631202382
Genres: Business & Money, Nonfiction
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Writing the City Eden Babylon and the New Jerusalem
1994 - Writing the City Eden Babylon and the New Jerusalem (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780415106672
ISBN-10: 0415106672
Genre: Science & Math
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A DHLawrence Chronology
1994 - A Dhlawrence Chronology [Author Chronologies Series] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780333531334
ISBN-10: 0333531337
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Bess
Bess (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140286267
ISBN-10: 0140286268
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A DH Lawrence Chronology
A Dh Lawrence Chronology [Macmillan Author Chronologies] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312121143
ISBN-10: 0312121148
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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51ST STATE
51st State (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780670881079
ISBN-10: 0670881074
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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51st State
51st State (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780670883264
ISBN-10: 0670883263
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Bess
Bess (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780670887651
ISBN-10: 067088765X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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VERTICAL LINE
Vertical Line (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780946373000
ISBN-10: 0946373000
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