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  • Published: 15 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241983898
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $24.99

A Very English Scandal

Now a Major BBC Series Starring Hugh Grant




An unputdownable real-life political thriller set in the House of Commons

In 1979, Jeremy Thorpe, the rising star of the Liberal Party, stood trial for conspiracy to murder. It was the first time that a leading British politician had stood trial on a murder charge. It was the first time that a murder plot had been hatched in the House of Commons. And it was the first time that a prominent public figure had been exposed as a philandering homosexual.

With all the pace and drama of a thriller, A Very English Scandal is an extraordinary story of hypocrisy, deceit and betrayal at the heart of the British Establishment.

  • Published: 15 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241983898
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

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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