A Very English Scandal

A Very English Scandal: Sex, Lies and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment: Now a Major BBC Series Starring Hugh Grant by [Preston, John]

I would like to thank Penguin Non-Fiction and John Preston along with the Queens Park Book Festival for the opportunity to review this book subject to my honest review.

I seldom review non-fiction but this was a story line, which I vaguely recall from my childhood as I became interested in the politics of the day.

I had forgotten a lot of the detail but I remember the saga and trial going on for years and seeing some of the headlines in the newspapers as the trial progressed.

In the House of Commons the Liberal Leader, Jeremy Thorpe, together with a group of his closest friends plot the murder of Norman Scott.  Scott was previously Thorpe’s lover and they had tried sending money, helping him with looking for work but Scott would not go away.

If it was written as fiction it would be classed as highly unlikely but as we know, it is real and the blundering and farce is amazingly funny at times.

Excellent Read.  Highly recommended.







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