By John Preston
whereas Jeremy Thorpe served as a Member of Parliament and chief of the Liberal occasion within the Sixties and 70s, his undesirable habit went lower than the radar for years. Police and politicians alike colluded to guard one in every of their very own. In 1970, Thorpe was once the preferred and charismatic flesh presser within the kingdom, poised to carry the stability of strength in a coalition government.
yet Jeremy Thorpe used to be a guy with a mystery. His gay affairs and harassment of prior companions, with his propensity for mendacity and embezzlement, merely escalated as he refrained from punishment. till a gloomy evening at the moor with an ex-lover, a puppy and a employed gun resulted in outcomes that even his allure and gear couldn’t support him escape.
Dubbed the “Trial of the Century,” Thorpe’s climactic case on the previous Bailey in London was once the 1st time best British baby-kisser had stood trial on a homicide cost, the 1st time homicide plot have been hatched in the home of Commons. And it used to be the 1st time that a trendy public determine have been uncovered as a philandering homosexual guy, in an period whilst homosexuality had in simple terms simply develop into legal.
With the velocity and drama of a mystery, A Very English Scandal is a unprecedented tale of hypocrisy, deceit and betrayal on the middle of the British Establishment.
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A Very English Scandal: Sex, Lies, and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment by John Preston