An English Affair

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9780007435845: An English Affair
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Independent on Sunday Books of the Year ‘Wonderful and exacting’

Mail on Sunday Books of the Year ‘A breakneck thriller and a brilliant dissection of the times’

Independent on Sunday Books of the Year ‘This is more than simply an overview of the affair…Davenport-Hines skewers an entire society’

‘A wonderful evocation of the period; a Rolls-Royce ride, with that hugely enjoyable sense of a writer being op top of his material and perfectly attuned to his subject’ David Kynaston, author of ‘Austerity Britain’

‘An outstandingly evocative portrait of a hinge moment in our recent history, as well as a treasure trove of anecdotes’ Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times

‘Fascinating … a meticulous and witty portrait of a society built on the shaky foundations of snobbery, suspicion, hypocrisy and sexual anxiety’ Mail on Sunday

‘Mesmerising. Brilliantly researched, irresistibly readable, fiercely polemical, ‘An English Affair’ ought to sit on the desk of everyone who voices a view on the entanglement of politics, media and celebrity … No book about the British past this year will cast a fiercer light on the British present’ Independent

‘His research is impeccable and the story told with lip-smacking relish’ Daily Express

‘A superb book’ Evening Standard

‘[The Profumo Affair] has found a marvellous chronicler in Davenport-Hines, an incisive writer with a terrific eye for detail’ Sunday Telegraph

‘[A] superb account of the scandal’ Mail on Sunday,

‘[This] livid, lurid but enthralling history of “sex, class and power in the age of Profumo” boasts a rare passion and bravado’ Independent

‘It is written in a wonderfully sharp and witty style, and packed with illuminating details’ Craig Brown, Books of the year, Daily Mail

Review:

'A wonderful evocation of the period; a Rolls-Royce ride, with that hugely enjoyable sense of a writer being op top of his material and perfectly attuned to his subject' David Kynaston, author of 'Austerity Britain' 'An outstandingly evocative portrait of a hinge moment in our recent history, as well as a treasure trove of anecdotes' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times 'Fascinating ... a meticulous and witty portrait of a society built on the shaky foundations of snobbery, suspicion, hypocrisy and sexual anxiety' Mail on Sunday 'Mesmerising. Brilliantly researched, irresistibly readable, fiercely polemical, 'An English Affair' ought to sit on the desk of everyone who voices a view on the entanglement of politics, media and celebrity ... No book about the British past this year will cast a fiercer light on the British present' Independent 'His research is impeccable and the story told with lip-smacking relish' Daily Express

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Descripción 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 165mm x 240mm x 45mm. Hardcover. Published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Profumo scandal, An English Affair is a sharp-focused snapshot of a nation on the brink of social revolution. Britai.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 416 pages. 0.795. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780007435845

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Descripción 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 165mm x 240mm x 45mm. Hardcover. Published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Profumo scandal, An English Affair is a sharp-focused snapshot of a nation on the brink of social revolution. Britain in 1963 - H.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 416 pages. 0.795. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780007435845

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Descripción HarperCollins Publishers, 2013. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 16.3 x 24 cm. A dazzling reconstruction of the Profumo Affair which brings to life Sixties England and uncovers the shocking truth behind the scandal. Britain in the early 1960s was dominated by the legacy of two world wars. Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, the Edwardian stalwart, led a Conservative government dedicated to tradition, hierarchy and, above all, old-fashioned morality. But the tide was changing. A breakdown of social boundaries saw nightclub hostesses mixing with aristocrats, and middle-class professionals dabbling in criminality. Meanwhile, Cold War paranoia gripped the public [Url removed]Profumo Affair was a perfect storm, and when it broke it rocked the Establishment. In ?An English Affair', Richard Davenport-Hines, author of the critically acclaimed ?Titainic Lives', introduces us to the key players and brings seedily glamorous Swinging London to life. The cast list includes familiar names such as louche society doctor Stephen Ward, good-time girls Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies, and Secretary for War John Profumo himself. But here for the first time we also encounter the full complement of tabloid hacks, property developers and hangers-on whose roles have, until now, never been fully revealed. As the drama builds to its deadly climax, Davenport-Hines exposes the hypocrisy and prejudice of a country undergoing extraordinary [Url removed], drugs, class, race, chequebook journalism and the criminal underworld ? the Profumo Affair had it all. This is the story of how Sixties England cast off respectability and fell in love with scandal. Hardback. Nº de ref. de la librería MM-41007509

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