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A very English scandal

Preston, John

A very English scandal

sex, lies and a murder plot in the houses of Parliament

by Preston, John

  • 200 Want to read
  • 28 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Trials (Conspiracy),
  • Scandals,
  • Trials, litigation,
  • Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons,
  • Politics and government,
  • Politicians,
  • Great Britain,
  • Sexual behavior,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJohn Preston
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDA591.T48 P74 2016
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 339 pages
    Number of Pages339
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27218591M
    ISBN 101590518144
    ISBN 109781590518144
    LC Control Number2016005086
    OCLC/WorldCa938855877

      A Very English Scandal is a reminder that Westminster has always been a place where rampant egos, ambition, sex, self-delusion and public school entitlement have ranged free, protected by privilege. I don't think there's an awful lot of new detail revealed /5(). 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. © John Preston (P) Penguin Books .

      'A Very English Scandal,' Amazon's thoroughly winning, shocking and funny miniseries from the BBC, Stephen Frears and Russell T. Davies (starring Hugh . A Very English Scandal () tells the story of former British politician Jeremy Thorpe’s affair with Norman a botched assassination to a biased murder trial, the story of this scandal shines a harsh light on the petty yet powerful relationships within the British Establishment and how those ties work to silence justice and protect reputations.

      A Very English Scandal with a very English touch of humour. A serious topic at the time, but has been turned into an extremely entertaining TV series. Thoroughly recommended, and Hugh Grant performs the part brilliantly/10(K). In his book A Very English Scandal, John Preston writes: “After dinner there was a mock-auction of topless women, during which Newton tried to stick meringues on the nipples of one of : Eleanor Bley Griffiths.


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