Iain Dale, MD of Biteback Publishing has acquired world rights to Against the Grain, the memoir of Norman Baker, the former Liberal Democrat MP, and a minister for state at the Home Office. 

For eighteen years, Baker was one of the most distinctive, outspoken and campaigning members of the House of Commons, famous for uncovering scandals and exposing conflicts of interest at the heart of Westminster. In Against the Grain he writes of his investigations into the death of David Kelly, the ill-fated flight BA 149, and his exposure of MPs’ expenses, as well as his successful campaign to force the resignation of Peter Mandelson. This compelling account also lifts the lid on the workings of the coalition, revealing much that will be relevant to the new Conservative government, and of interest to the public. 

Norman Baker said: ‘I have spent my political life working against the grain: as a Lib Dem, as an opposition MP, as a minister in the junior coalition party, and very often as the champion of unfashionable causes. That was hard but made winning all the more enjoyable. I am delighted to be publishing my book with Biteback.’

Against the Grain will be published in September, and supported by a major press campaign. 

For more information please contact victoria.gilder@bitebackpublishing.com or call 020 7091 1260.