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A Very English Scandal Sex, Lies and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment

by John Preston

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A Very English Scandal Sex, Lies and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment Synopsis

The shocking true story of the first British politician to stand trial for murder Behind oak-panelled doors in the House of Commons, men with cut-glass accents and gold signet rings are conspiring to murder. It's the late 1960s and homosexuality has only just been legalised, and Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal party, has a secret he's desperate to hide. As long as Norman Scott, his beautiful, unstable lover is around, Thorpe's brilliant career is at risk. With the help of his fellow politicians, Thorpe schemes, deceives, embezzles - until he can see only one way to silence Scott for good. The trial of Jeremy Thorpe changed our society forever: it was the moment the British public discovered the truth about its political class. Illuminating the darkest secrets of the Establishment, the Thorpe affair revealed such breath-taking deceit and corruption in an entire section of British society that, at the time, hardly anyone dared believe it could be true.

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ISBN: 9780241215722
Publication date: 05/05/2016
Publisher: Viking an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9780241215722
Publication date: 5th May 2016
Author: John Preston
Publisher: Viking an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,
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About John Preston

John Preston is a former Arts Editor of the Evening Standard and the Sunday Telegraph. For ten years he was the Sunday Telegraph's television critic and one of its chief feature writers. He is the author of a travel book and four novels. His most recent novel, The Dig, was published to great acclaim in 2007.

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