to Peter Adamson’s writing website.
This is also the website of the P&LA partnership. Peter and Lesley Adamson have worked together since the 1970s as independent consultants on international development issues. Projects initiated by the P&LA partnership.
New essay: The Merit Trap
“Politicians of both left and right continue to march behind the banners of meritocracy and equality of opportunity as if this were all that is needed to achieve a fair society. But rewarding people for their merit is likely to create a new kind of largely hereditary class system in which greater equality of opportunity is likely to lead to greater inequality of outcomes. In the long run, meritocracy will lead not to more social mobility but to less.”
Long Read: The Merit Trap. New Internationalist, September , 2018
New novel: The Kennedy Moment
First UK press review
“In lucid, pervasive prose Peter Adamson tells a truly gripping story about something profoundly important and relevant” – Jessica Mann, Literary Review
First UK customer review
“A great story and very moving. It was that rare book which makes you feel sad when you finish it because the process of reading it has been so enjoyable.” – Fionnuala McCredie Q.C.
First USA customer review
“How well-crafted the writing, how alive the characters, the initially slow but then accelerating pace, the shifting scenarios, the building suspense and the surprising denouement.” – Robert Cohen
First EU customer review
“Brilliant, moving, splendidly written, keeps you at the edge of your chair until the very last minute.” – Marco Vianello-Chiodo
First Australian review
“One of the best books of its kind I have ever read. Unlike most so-called thrillers which are often less than credible and peopled by cardboard characters, this splendid novel is superbly researched, frighteningly believable and involves finely drawn characters one comes to know and like, even to respect and admire in spite of the situation they allow themselves to be drawn into.” – Ken Methold
The Kennedy Moment – published by Myriad Editions
Also available as an audiobook (after February 22nd) from Audible.co.uk, narrated by Adam Sims, Audiobook Narrator of the Year, 2017
An excerpt from audiobook of The Kennedy Moment