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The Secret Life of Jeremy Thorpe

Lewis Chester

The Secret Life of Jeremy Thorpe

The Scandal of the Century

by Lewis Chester

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Published by Times Books .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11348572M
ISBN 100812908716
ISBN 109780812908718
OCLC/WorldCa219892496


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Start your review of Jeremy Thorpe: A Secret Life. Write a review. Alhaslam rated 3/5(3). COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and The Secret Life of Jeremy Thorpe book resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Chester, Lewis. Jeremy Thorpe. London: Deutsch, (OCoLC) Named Person. Jeremy Thorpe was one of the 20th century’s most extraordinary British political leaders Andrew Rawnsley Sun 18 Jan EST. Thorpe had many relationships and liaisons with men, but this was a hugely risky secret life: all homosexual activity was illegal in the United Kingdom untiland the truth about his Author: Eleanor Bley Griffiths.

A fascinating but overblown life, in a fascinating but overblown book. pages could have been condensed to odd pages and given a truer picture of the subject. I retain a strong fondness for Jeremy Thorpe but this book needed severe editing/5.

Jeremy Thorpe was born on Apinto an aristocratic family, the son of a Conservative M.P. and a baronet's daughter, a formidable woman who wore a monocle.

With the hidden gay life, the blackmail, the fraud, the raffish and unsuitable friends, the family suicides, the payoffs, the lies, the secret letters, the bizarre murder plots, the celebrity world, the story of Jeremy Thorpe is one of the most extraordinary political tales of the twentieth century.

With the hidden gay life, the blackmail, the fraud, the raffish and unsuitable friends, the family suicides, the payoffs, the lies, the secret letters, the bizarre murder plots, the celebrity world, the story of Jeremy Thorpe is one of the most extraordinary political tales of the twentieth century/5(73).

His trial was chronicled in two books — “The Last Word: An Eye-Witness Account of the Thorpe Trial” (), by Auberon Waugh, and “Jeremy Thorpe: A Secret Life” (), by Lewis Chester. Now a major TV drama series starring Hugh Grant and Ben Wishaw, a behind-the-scenes look at the desperate, scandalous private life of a British MP and champion manipulator, and the history-making trial that exposed his dirty secrets While Jeremy Thorpe served as a Member of Parliament and Leader of the Liberal Party in the s and 70s, his bad behavior.

—Slate’s Book Review “It is easy to forget just how much British attitudes to homosexuality, power, and privilege have changed in the last 50 years, but John Preston’s terrific new book A Very English Scandal provides a supremely entertaining reminder.

The scandal in question is that of Jeremy Thorpe, who, when the book begins in Brand: Other Press, LLC. Hugh Grant portrays the real-life Jeremy Thorpe, who had tongues wagging in the s.

He was a Liberal Member of Parliament engaged in a secret affair with a man at a time when homosexuality was. Back in the '60s and '70s, Jeremy Thorpe led the Liberal Party in Britain.

But, as A Very English Scandal shows, he may have also plotted to Author: Caitlin Gallagher. It was October and the beginning of a scandal that would destroy Thorpe’s career.

Pictured: MP Jeremy Thorpe at Old Bailey. That ‘story’ was undoubtedly the most sensational ever broken by Mr Hurley’s newspaper: an off-duty AA patrolman called Ted Lethaby had been driving across Exmoor with his wife and another couple when out of the foggy night emerged a man standing.

'A Very English Scandal': the true story of Jeremy Thorpe - Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw are lovers in ‘A Very English Scandal’. The new BBC miniseries tells the shocking story of Jeremy Thorpe, who was the subject of one of Britain's biggest political scandals.

With the hidden gay life, the blackmail, the fraud, the raffish and unsuitable friends, the family suicides, the payoffs, the lies, the secret letters, the bizarre murder plots, the celebrity world, the story of Jeremy Thorpe is one of the most extraordinary political tales of /5(98).

A Very English Scandal, BBC One review - making a drama out of a crisis Tragedy and farce in glittering recreation of the Jeremy Thorpe saga 5/5.

Peter -Up: The Jeremy Thorpe Books. pp. Lewis Chester; Magnus Linklater; David Thorpe: A Secret Deutsch. With the hidden gay life, the blackmail, the fraud, the raffish and unsuitable friends, the family suicides, the payoffs, the lies, the secret letters, the bizarre murder plots, the celebrity world, the story of Jeremy Thorpe is one of the most extraordinary political tales of the twentieth century/5(71).

InJeremy Thorpe, the leader of Britain’s Liberal Party and one of the country’s leading political figures, found himself in the dock of the Old Bailey, accused of conspiracy and. The book documents Thorpe’s reported secret romantic life in an era of acute institutional homophobia, and the tabloid-dominating infamy that developed once he was threatened with exposure.

Yet all of those are exactly what Jeremy Thorpe, a charismatic and nattily dressed Liberal member of Parliament, did, and he ended up in the dock.