A Very English Scandal

A Very English Scandal

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, British History, 20th Century Britain
Paperback Published on: 06/04/2017
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A Very English Scandal
A Very Remarkable Read
An almost unbelievable true story brought to life in vivid detail by the author, A Very English Scandal is a non-fiction book that reads like a crime thril... READ MORE
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Synopsis

Thorpe was charismatic and sympathetic. He also had an extraordinary knack for remembering people’s names and for making them feel their problems were especially close to his heart. With his arms thrown wide and an enormous grin on his face, he would bear down on his would-be constituents as though seeing them had just fulfilled his wildest dreams. Few were able to resist.

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.

A Very English Scandal is an eye-opening tale of how the powerful protect their own, and an extraordinary insight into the forces that shaped modern Britain.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241973745
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 267g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm

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A Very English Scandal
The Hounds of Jeremy Thorpe
...is what it should have been called, because I'm not overly keen on the chosen title. But that is near enough the ONLY criticism I have of this gripping,... READ MORE
Graham Eveleigh
A Very English Scandal
A marvellous read.
Corruption, fraud, cruelty, exploitation of the poor by the rich and powerful, incompetent Walter Mitty plots, rape, betrayal, evil in many forms. Thank go... READ MORE
Robert Walls