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An unputdownable real-life political thriller set in the House of Commons.

In 1979, Jeremy Thorpe, the rising star of the Liberal Party, stood trial for conspiracy to murder. It was the first time that a leading British politician had stood trial on a murder charge. It was the first time that a murder plot had been hatched in the House of Commons. And it was the first time that a prominent public figure had been exposed as a philandering homosexual.

With all the pace and drama of a thriller, A Very English Scandal is an extraordinary story of hypocrisy, deceit and betrayal at the heart of the British Establishment.

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  • Paperback

    9780241983898

    June 15, 2018

    Penguin General UK

    RRP $30.00

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  • Paperback

    9780241973745

    June 19, 2017

    Penguin General UK

    352 pages

    RRP $30.00

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  • Hardback

    9780241215722

    July 1, 2016

    Viking

    304 pages

    RRP $50.00

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  • A Very English Scandal
    John Preston

    EBook

    9780241973752

    May 5, 2016

    Penguin eBooks

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