A Very English Scandal: Sex, Lies and a Murder Plot at the Heart of Establishment

A Very English Scandal: Sex, Lies and a Murder Plot at the Heart of Establishment

by John Preston

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590519486
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 333,387
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.01(h) x 1.01(d)

About the Author

John Preston is a former arts editor of the Sunday Telegraph and Evening Standard. He is the author of four highly acclaimed novels, including The Dig, Ghosting, Ink and Kings of the Roundhouse, and a travel book, Touching the Moon. He lives in London.

Table of Contents

Illustrations xi

Part 1

1 A Dinner at the House of Commons 3

2 The Postcard 11

3 The Eye of Urse 18

4 Bunnies 24

5 Mr Bessell Goes to Dublin 39

6 The Creature 46

7 This Filthy Subject 54

8 Bessell Pulls Another Rabbit Out of His Hat 62

9 The Blessings of Family Life 67

10 Two Pledges 71

11 Unexpected Developments 76

12 A Happy and Joyous Occasion 88

13 Shooting a Sick Dog 97

Part 2

14 The Ultimate Solution 107

15 Doomed 112

16 Back to Black 118

17 The Price of a Peerage 124

18 From Bad to Worse 133

19 Big Swamp 140

20 A Death Unforeseen 147

21 A Simple Plan 158

22 Things Fall Apart 172

23 Bessellised 183

24 The Man from Canada 193

25 Death on the Moor 201

Part 3

26 Vive les trois mousqueraires! 207

27 A Bloody Mess 214

28 Damned Lies 229

29 Judas 234

30 Ice Cold in Minehead 243

31 Waiting in the Wings 251

32 Overture and Beginners 261

Part 4

33 Ripped to Shreds 271

34 The Greatest Show on Earth 287

35 The Judgement of Cantley 299

36 Awkward Bows 312

Postscript 321

Acknowledgements 323

Index 325

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