A Very English Scandal
Sex, Lies and A Murder Plot at the Heart of the EstablishmentBook - 2016
"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 legalized, 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 and embezzles - until he can see only one way to silence Scott for good. The trial of Jeremy Thorpe changed our society for ever- 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 breathtaking 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: [London] :, Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books,, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: 941.085 THO 2016
Characteristics: ix, 339 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm