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

By: Richard Davenport-Hines

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234 x 153mm

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Britain in the late 1950s was a highly regimented society, still dominated by the memory of two world wars. The Prime Minster, Harold Macmillan, was a patrician former publisher who was associated in the public mind with the grouse moor, and the Conservative Party he led favoured stability, hierarchy, traditional morality and a conservative resistance to change.
But beneath the surface were pent-up social forces that burst into the open with the Profumo Affair in 1963. In AN ENGLISH AFFAIR, the masterly biographer Richard Davenport-Hines introduces us to a compelling cast of characters -- among them the aristocrat Lord Astor, the society osteopath Stephen Ward, the call-girl Christine Keeler and Minister of War Jack Profumo -- as the story builds to its gripping and deadly climax. In so doing he exposes the hypocrisy and prejudice of a country on the brink of a social revolution.
The ramifications of the scandal were far-reaching. Directly they involved sex, drugs, the English class system, chequebook journalism, criminal underworlds, racism and the birth of Swinging London. Indirectly, they showed the state of England fifty years ago.
ISBN:
9780007435845
Publication Date:
01 / 02 / 2013
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
234 x 153mm

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