Adam Macqueen, a journalist and protege of Ian Hislop, has worked for Private Eye, The Big Issue and many other major UK publications. He is also a regular broadcaster on TV and Radio.
THE KING OF SUNLIGHT is Adam’s first book, a hugely entertaining biography of the eccentric, late Victorian millionaire-businessman-philanthropist Lord Leverhulme, founder of Lever Bros. Some of his ideas were decades ahead of their time - universal suffrage, workers’ profit shares - others bordered on insanity. Leverhulme’s life is a genuinely startling story.
UK & Commonwealth: Bantam Press, 2004. US and Translation: Author.
Adam has since gone on to write and edit PRIVATE EYE: THE FIRST 50 YEARS and has been commissioned by Little, Brown to write a very entertaining exploration of the extraordinary facts, figures and anecdotes which reachb the public domain after the release of government document after the thirty-year restriction expires. MARGARET THATCHER'S IRONING BOARD AND OTHER STATE SECRETS was published in 2014.
In 2017 Atlantic published his book about political dishonesty through the decades THE LIES OF THE LAND.
Adam also writes a ghost story every Christmas for distribution to friends, family and colleagues. They're scary.