An English Affair

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In 1963, Britain was rocked by the revelation that John Profumo, the Secretary of State for War, had been having an affair with a call-girl who was also involved with a Russian military attaché. This much-acclaimed book presents a witty, fast-paced and evocative account of the personalities, intrigue, double standards and press frenzy that dealt a death blow not only to the Macmillan government, but also to the old England of discretion and deference.

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An English Affair

An English Affair

Sex, Class and Power in the Age of Profumo

Paperback426pp Illustrated

9780007435852     Product Code: 225051

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In 1963, Britain was rocked by the revelation that John Profumo, the Secretary of State for War, had been having an affair with a call-girl who was also involved with a Russian military attaché. This much-acclaimed book presents a witty, fast-paced and evocative account of the personalities, intrigue, double standards and press frenzy that dealt a death blow not only to the Macmillan government, but also to the old England of discretion and deference.

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