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The Resource A very English scandal : sex, lies and a murder plot in the houses of Parliament, John Preston

A very English scandal : sex, lies and a murder plot in the houses of Parliament, John Preston

Label
A very English scandal : sex, lies and a murder plot in the houses of Parliament
Title
A very English scandal
Title remainder
sex, lies and a murder plot in the houses of Parliament
Statement of responsibility
John Preston
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the start of the 1970s, Jeremy Thorpe was the most popular and charismatic politician in the country, poised to hold the balance of power in a coalition government. But he was a man with a secret. His homosexual affairs and harassment of past partners--as well as his propensity for lying and embezzlement--only escalated as he evaded punishment. Until a dark night on the moor with an ex-lover, a dog, and a hired gun led to consequences that even his charm and power couldn't help him escape."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Preston, John
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA591.T48
LC item number
P74 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thorpe, Jeremy
  • Thorpe, Jeremy
  • Thorpe, Jeremy
  • Great Britain
  • Politicians
  • Scandals
  • Trials (Conspiracy)
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
A very English scandal : sex, lies and a murder plot in the houses of Parliament, John Preston
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in United Kingdom by Viking in 2016"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A dinner at the House of Commons -- The postcard -- The eye of Urse -- Bunnies -- Mr Bessell goes to Dublin -- The creature -- This filthy subject -- Bessell pulls another rabbit out of his hat -- The blessings of family life -- Two pledges -- Unexpected developments -- A happy and joyous occasion -- Shooting a sick dog -- The ultimate solution -- Doomed -- Back to Black -- The price of a peerage -- From bad to worse -- Big swamp -- A death unforeseen -- A simple plan -- Things fall apart -- Bessellised -- The man from Canada -- Death on the moor -- Vive les trois mousequetaires! -- A bloody mess -- Damned lies -- Judas -- Ice cold in Minehead -- Waiting in the wings -- Overture and beginners -- Ripped to shreds -- The greatest show on earth -- The judgements of Cantley -- Awkward bows -- Postscript
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 339 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781590518144
Lccn
2016005086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn938855877
  • (Sirsi) o938855877
  • (OCoLC)938855877
Label
A very English scandal : sex, lies and a murder plot in the houses of Parliament, John Preston
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in United Kingdom by Viking in 2016"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A dinner at the House of Commons -- The postcard -- The eye of Urse -- Bunnies -- Mr Bessell goes to Dublin -- The creature -- This filthy subject -- Bessell pulls another rabbit out of his hat -- The blessings of family life -- Two pledges -- Unexpected developments -- A happy and joyous occasion -- Shooting a sick dog -- The ultimate solution -- Doomed -- Back to Black -- The price of a peerage -- From bad to worse -- Big swamp -- A death unforeseen -- A simple plan -- Things fall apart -- Bessellised -- The man from Canada -- Death on the moor -- Vive les trois mousequetaires! -- A bloody mess -- Damned lies -- Judas -- Ice cold in Minehead -- Waiting in the wings -- Overture and beginners -- Ripped to shreds -- The greatest show on earth -- The judgements of Cantley -- Awkward bows -- Postscript
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 339 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781590518144
Lccn
2016005086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn938855877
  • (Sirsi) o938855877
  • (OCoLC)938855877

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