Oneworld buys book from Private Eye journalist

Oneworld buys book from Private Eye journalist

Oneworld has bought a book by a Private Eye journalist that uncovers how Britain has become a tax haven.

Commissioning editor Mike Harpley bought UK and Commonwealth rights to Duty Free: How Britain’s Become a Tax Haven for Big Business (And Why We’re Picking Up the Bill) for a "healthy five-figure sum" from Karolina Sutton at Curtis Brown.

The title is by Richard Brookes, is a Guardian and Private Eye journalist and winner of the Paul Foot Award for Campaigning Journalism. He was previously a tax inspector.

Harpley said: “In an age of dwindling funds, this is a shocking expose of how Britain’s biggest corporations and fat cats pay almost no tax with tacit support from the coalition. This book is urgently needed and I can think of no better person to write it."

Oneworld has also appointed Alan Bridger [pictured], formerly digital marketing executive at I B Tauris, as marketing manager. Lamorna Elmer is also set to join next week as publicity and marketing assistant, reporting to head of publicity Shona Abhyankar.

Oneworld publisher Juliet Mabey said: "Alan comes with fantastic digital marketing experience, and will focus primarily on exploiting the new online marketing opportunities to support our expanding e-book publishing programme, as well as steering the redesign of our website."