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The truth at last : my story

Keeler, Christine ;Thompson, Douglas

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ISBN 10: 0283072911 / ISBN 13: 9780283072918
Published by Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 2001
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Small quarto in b/w photo illus DJ; 300 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. "In 1961, with the Cold War at freezing point, a beautiful nineteen-year-old girl had an affair with the Secretary of State for War, John Profumo. She also had sex with a Russian spy. When the political time bomb exploded two years later, Britain's last grandee Government, that of Harold Macmillan, collapsed. But the social legacy was even more potent than the political one. As hemlines went up in the Sixties, inhibitions came down." "Christine Keeler's name is as synonymous with the sexual revolution as the Pill. She was the epicenter of the social and political earthquake that shook the world, but what she can now tell with mature insight will shatter all preconceptions about her and the legendary events. The political and diplomatic ramifications and the social and sexual antics of those around her were more far-reaching than ever imagined." "Recently seen FBI documents prove what Christine has always maintained about the intimate involvement of the Kennedy White House in her case and how J. Edgar Hoover took personal charge. But above all, this is the life's journey of a woman whom history has refused to let go, who can never escape being Christine Keeler. She is a headline for ever. It is a page-turning story of her enormous personal sacrifice, her unstinting resolve and her triumphant survival."--Jacket. || Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1 Nightlife, I -- 2 Fast Tracks, II -- 3 Upstairs, Downstairs, 24 -- 4 Hands On, 32 -- 5 Undressing for Dinner, 42 -- 6 Champagne Models, 58 -- 7 Traitors' Mews, 70 -- 8 Bad Luck, 89 -- 9 A Long, Hot Summer, Io2 -- 10 Love Letters, 114 -- II Cornered, i2I -- 2 The Smokin' Gun, 134 -- 13 Rabbit in the Headlines, i5i -- 14 Cruel Intentions, 158 -- 15 Confidential Agent, 178 -- 6 Midsummer Madness, I87 -- 17 Dangerous Deceptions, 20o -- 18 Rough Justice, 208 -- 19 The Trials of Christine Keeler, 215 -- 20 Lust and Marriage, 228 -- 21 Taxing Times, 242 -- 22 Such a Scandal, 253 -- Epilogue: Hindsight, 256 -- Appendix: The Christine Keeler Files, 262 -- Index. || Scandals -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century. Models (Persons) -- Great Britain -- Biography. Profumo, John D. Ward, Stephen Thomas, 1912-1963. Keeler, Christine. Upper outer boards corner and spine foot gently bumped; else near fine thus; in a near fine DJ. First edition, first printing (full number line). Bookseller Inventory # 18190

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Title: The truth at last : my story

Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson, London

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

Christine Keeler was the woman at the centre of the Profumo scandal in the 1960s, which led to the downfall of Harold Macmillan's government. Keeler was tried for alleged perjury and briefly jailed. For the first time, she tells her side of the story.

About the Author:

Christine Keeler, born in the Midlands, was a model of note in her teens - her portrait astride a chair by Lewis Morley has become iconic. Tried for alleged perjury after the death Steven Ward and briefly jailed, the story of her early life was adapted as the film Scandal, but the truth has been far more interesting. She now writes and presents for television, and lives in north London.

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