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.