Hodder & Stoughton has acquired Parliament Ltd: A Journey to the Dark Heart of British Politics, the first book by award-winning journalist Martin Williams.
Non-fiction publisher Rupert Lancaster acquired world rights including serial from agent Andrew Lownie. Hodder will publish the book in the summer of 2016.
Parliament Ltd will explore the way that politicians are financed and how they finance themselves. Williams' work as a journalist has made front page news, including a Guardian article about politicians’ links to tax havens and a series of articles for Private Eye on the issues surrounding the Winterbourne View care home scandal.
Williams co-presents a live comedy show called Investigations with the comedian Josie Long, which combines investigative journalism with stand-up. Williams will be on tour with Josie at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016.