Just in: Quiller acquires rights to Wheeler’s wild ride through high-stakes gambling, city finance and political intrigue

Posted on 15/06/2019 in Quiller news

Quiller Acquires Fascinating Untold Story of High Stakes Gambling, City Finance and Political Intrigue

Quiller Publishing has acquired world rights in Winning Against the Odds, the autobiography of Stuart Wheeler, one of the most significant behind-the-scenes influencers in recent political history.

At first sight, Wheelermight seem the epitome of upper class conformity and respectability. But behind Eton, Oxford, the Welsh Guards and a career in the City lies the much more complex story of the illegitimate boy adopted at the age of two; a maverick businessman who made his fortune pioneering spread betting with his company IG Index; a tireless anti-torture campaigner and a devoted gambler who has been thrown out of more than one Las Vegas casino.

With a £5,000,000 donation to William Hague’s Conservative party, Wheeler is also responsible for the single biggest donation in British political history – before being expelled from the Tories by David Cameron, joining UKIP and becoming a key figure in Vote Leave during the Brexit referendum campaign.

Quiller MD, Andrew Johnston states:

‘We’re delighted to be publishing this fascinating and engrossing story of an extraordinary life. This is a hugely influential man able to move seamlessly between the corridors of power and the card table, telling his story for the first time in a forthright and always entertaining way.’

Winning Against the Odds is a tale of bets won and lost, of outrageous personalities and dramatic political events, and of a singular mind that engages with the world around it in a completely unique and compelling way.