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Adam Fergusson (on the right) with Lord Snowdon in Bath in the early 1970s, doing the research which led to the 1973 publication of The Sack of Bath.
Adam Fergussonwas born in Scotland in 1932 and educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read History. He was a leader writer on theGlasgow Herald, foreign editor of theStatist, and features writer, largely on environmental subjects, onThe Times. He was MEP for West Strathclyde from 1979-84, special advisor at the Foreign Office from 1984-89, and thereafter a consultant on European affairs for international industry and commerce. He wroteThe Sack of Bathin 1973 and in 1975When Money Dies:The Nightmare of the Weimar Hyper-Inflation, which has recently been reprinted. Adam Fergusson has published three novels and is an honorary vice-president of the Bath Preservation Trust. He has four children and eleven grandchildren and lives in London.