A Very English Scandal

A Very English Scandal

by John Preston

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 05/05/2016

  $14.99

The bestselling book that inspired the Bafta-winning BBC drama


Corruption. Blackmail. Conspiracy to murder. A Very English Scandal has all the hallmarks of a classic thriller with one difference. It's all true.


In the late 1960s Jeremy Thorp, the charismatic leader of the Liberal Party, was at the height of his political career. But homosexuality had only just been legalized, and a former relationship with a younger man named Norman Scott threatened to destroy Thorp's carefully curated facade. Helped by fellow politicians, Thorpe schemed, deceived and embezzled until he saw only one way to silence his ex-lover for good.


Meticulously researched and endlessly extraordinary, Thorp's trial captured the moment that British society discovered the truth about its political class - and learned just how far the Establishment will go to protect its own.


'Gripping. A story of cack-handed assassins, buffoonish policemen, dodgy Home Secretaries' Daily Telegraph


'I loved it; eccentric, dark, humane and English in the very best sense' Alain de Botton


'Retold with masterful skill . . . It grips like a detective story' Daily Mail, Book of the Week


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ISBN:
9780241973752
9780241973752
Category:
Political corruption
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
05-05-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
John Preston

John Preston is the arts editor and television critic of the Sunday Telegraph.

He is the author of a travel book, Touching the Moon and two novels, Ghosting and Ink. He lives in London.

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