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Adam Leigh

Adam read English at Cambridge and wondered if he would ever be able to write a book rather than just read one. He spent the next thirty years in advertising, trampling on those that got in his way whilst enjoying a lot of long lunches. He learnt everything there was to know about selling dog food, toilet paper and the small print on a mortgage ad. For the last few years, Adam has written extensive topical essays and articles on the foibles of our working lives. ‘The Curious Rise of Alex Lazarus’ is his first novel. Married to a wonderful wife for thirty years, she is his business partner and most uncritical fan. His three children are less forgiving.
The Curious Rise of Alex Lazarus
When restless advertising executive Alex Lazarus meets charming lawyer Julian Lloyd-Mason while looking after their children in the park, they hatch a plan to launch a parenting website. Primaparent.com goes global and Alex finds the fame and fortune he always craved. But the trappings of success come at a price; as his life begins to fall apart, he realises too late that wanting more sometimes gets you less. Described as “brilliant” by the Jewish Chronicle, The Curious Rise of Alex ...