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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

Sex, Lies and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment TV Tie-In




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.

  • Pub date: 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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