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The Secret Worlds of Stephen Ward : Sex, Scandal and Deadly Secrets in the Profumo Affair

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The Profumo Affair was the political scandal of the twentieth century. The Tory War Minister, John Profumo, had been sleeping with the teenage Christine Keeler, while at the same time she had been sleeping with a Russian spy. The ensuing investigation revealed a secret world where titled men and prostitutes mixed, of orgies and S&M parties. The revelations rocked the British establishment to its core and lead to the resignation of the Prime Minister Harold Macmillan. And seemingly at the centre of it all was one man, Dr Stephen Ward.

Stephen Ward was many things to many people. He was a successful osteopath to an establishment list of clients. He was a part-time artist who had drawn portraits of members of the Royal Family. To some he was a 'provider of popsies to rich people'; a man who knews lots of pretty girls of flexible morals. And finally, when the scandal came crashing down on the government, he was a scapegoat, put on trial and, ultimately, hounded to his death.

The Secret Worlds of Stephen Ward is the definitive investigation into the Profumo scandal and the life and mysterious death of the man at its heart.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 26mm | 284g
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1472216644
  • 9781472216649
  • 59,669

About Anthony Summers

Anthony Summers is the award-winning author of eight bestselling non-fiction books. As a BBC journalist, he covered events in the United States and wars in Vietnam and the Middle East for Panorama. His most recent book The Eleventh Day, co-authored with Robbyn Swan, was a Finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for History. It also won the Crime Writer's Association's Gold Dagger award for best non-fiction - which the first edition of this book also won. Summers is the only author to have won two Gold Dagger awards for non-fiction. Stephen Dorril is a widely respected authority on the security and intelligence services. He is a regular consultant on TV documentaries and is a senior lecturer at Huddersfield University. He has also been researcher for authors and has written for the Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times, Mail and Evening Standard.
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