Liar, Liar

Favourite literary tall-tale tellers

We asked our Facebook followers for their favourite literary liars, and they responded with suggestions that ranged from a con-man (Tom Ripley, The Talented Mr Ripley) to a jealous colleague (Iago, Othello) to an overzealous policeman (Gérard de Villefort, The Count of Monte Cristo). Don't see your choice on the list? Tell us all about them in the comments below!

Northern Lights cover

5. Northern Lights

Philip Pullman
American Tragedy cover

6. An American Tragedy

Theodore Dreiser
Othello cover

7. The Tragedy of Othello

William Shakespeare
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