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An English Affair: Sex, Class and Power in the Age of Profumo

Richard Davenport-Hines

  • Bindwijze: E-book
  • Taal: Engels
  • Categorie: Geschiedenis
  • Uitgever: Harperpress
  • ISBN: 9780007435869
  • Adviesprijs: €15.99
Sex, Class and Power in the Age of Profumo
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Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:E-book
Druk:ePub ed
Verschijningsdatum:december 2012
Aantal pagina's:352 pagina's
Ebook formaat:Adobe ePub
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Auteur:Richard Davenport-Hines
Auteur:Richard Davenport-Hines
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WINNER OF THE POLITICAL BOOK AWARDS POLITICAL HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR 2014.


Published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Profumo scandal, An English Affair is a sharp-focused snapshot of a nation on the brink of social revolution.


Britain in 1963 – Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of a Conservative government, dedicated to tradition, hierarchy and, above all, old-fashioned morality. But a breakdown of social boundaries saw nightclub hostesses mixing with aristocrats, and middle-class professionals dabbling in criminality. Meanwhile, Cold War paranoia gripped the public imagination.


The Profumo Affair was a perfect storm, and when it broke it rocked the Establishment. In "An English Affair', the author of the critically-acclaimed "Titainic Lives' Richard Davenport-Hines brings Swinging London to life. The cast of players includes the familiar – louche doctor Stephen Ward, good-time girls Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies, and Secretary for War John Profumo himself. But we also encounter the tabloid hacks, property developers and hangers-on whose roles have, until now, never been fully revealed.


Sex, drugs, class, race, chequebook journalism and the criminal underworld – the Profumo Affair had it all. This is the story of how Sixties England cast off respectability and fell in love with scandal.



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