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An English Affair: Sex Class and Power in the Age of Profumo

11:00am | Thursday 21 March 2013
£11 - £--1 Hour{related_entries id="evnt_loca"}An English Affair: Sex Class and Power in the Age of Profumo{/related_entries}
About this Event:

Acclaimed biographer Richard Davenport-Hines lifts the lid on the seedy world of 1960s London on the 50th anniversary of the Profumo scandal. Davenport-Hines introduces us to the key characters in the scandal, society doctor Stephen Ward, good-time girls Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies, and the Secretary for War John Profumo. And he also uncovers for the first time the role played by tabloid hacks, hangers-on and property developers. Above all, it is the story of a nation on the verge of profound social change and about to cast off its veneer of respectability.

Davenport-Hines won the Wolfson Prize for his first book Dudley Docker. He has written biographies of W H Auden and Marcel Proust.

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