Arcadia shells out for Red Ken

<p>Arcadia Books has paid its largest ever&nbsp; advance, for a biography of London mayor Ken Livingstone.</p><p>The book will be written by Andrew Hosken, a reporter for Radio 4&rsquo;s influential&nbsp; &ldquo;Today&rdquo; programme. Hosken&rsquo;s previous&nbsp; book was a biography of Lady Shirley&nbsp; Porter, Nothing Like a Dame, which charted corruption in local government.</p><p>Arcadia publisher Gary Pulsifer said that although the Livingstone book is unauthorised, it would be a serious political biography. The book is slated for publication in late 2008. Arcadia bought English-lan...

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