An English Affair: Sex, Class and Power in the Age of Profumo

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A sharp-focused snapshot of a nation on the brink of social revolution. Britain in 1963 - Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of a Conservative government, dedicated to tradition, hierarchy and, above all, old-fashioned morality. But 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 imagination. The Profumo Affair was a perfect storm, and when it broke it rocked the Establishment. This is the story of how Sixties England cast off respectability and fell in love with scandal.

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Manufacturer/Publisher: William Collins
Binding: Paperback
Author: Richard Davenport - Hines

SKU: 9780007435852