A Very English Scandal
  • Author : John Preston
  • Release Date : 05 May 2016
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 13 : 9780241973752
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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.

A Very English Scandal

A Very English Scandal

Author : John Preston
Publisher : Penguin UK
Genre : Political Science
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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 ...

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