Publisher: Tim Coates
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: As New
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
New book, 190 pages. The Profumo Affair remains the biggest scandal ever to hit British politics. At the height of the Cold War the Minister of War was found to be having an affair with a call girl who has associations with a Russian Naval Officer. Harold Macmillan, the British Prime Minister, invited Lord Denning to examine the circumstances leading to the resignation of John Profumo and report on any danger to national security. There are questions of cover-ups, lies told to Parliament, bribery, and stories sold to newspapers. Lod Dennining's report into the 1963 scandal describes with astonishing and fascinating revulsion the extraordinary sexual behaviour of the ruling classes - orgies, naked bathing, sado-masochistic gatherings - and addresses many of the startling rumours that were rife at that time.