The Truth at Last

The Truth at Last : My Story

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 32mm | 580.6g
  • Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0283072911
  • 9780283072918

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If the details of the scandal itself are hazy to some, the famous photograph of Christine Keeler astride that chair is not. To re-cap: when she was 19, Keeler became involved both with Minister of War John Profumo and a Russian attach . When it became public, Profumo was forced to resign and the scandal undermined the Macmillan government. Keeler was jailed for six months and on her release her life was never the same. There have been other "biographies" of course, but only now - with both the passage of the years and the release of certain MI5 files - does she at last feel she can tell the "real" story. The publisher isn't releasing details yet because of the newspaper serialisation, but the involvement of the KGB and CIA are both discussed by Keeler. It is likely to be the familiar tale of the powerless and poor individual being used by the powerful Establishment.
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35 ratings
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2 11% (4)
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