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The Resource A very English scandal : sex, lies, and a murder plot at the heart of the establishment, John Preston, (sound recording)

A very English scandal : sex, lies, and a murder plot at the heart of the establishment, John Preston, (sound recording)

Label
A very English scandal : sex, lies, and a murder plot at the heart of the establishment
Title
A very English scandal
Title remainder
sex, lies, and a murder plot at the heart of the establishment
Statement of responsibility
John Preston
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A behind-the-scenes look at the desperate, scandalous private life of a British MP and champion manipulator, and the history-making trial that exposed his dirty secrets. As a member of Parliament and leader of the Liberal Party in the 1960s and 70s, Jeremy Thorpe's bad behavior went under the radar for years. Police and politicians alike colluded to protect one of their own. In 1970, Thorpe was the most popular and charismatic politician in the country, poised to hold the balance of power in a coalition government. But Jeremy Thorpe was a man with a secret. His homosexual affairs and harassment of past partners, along with his propensity for lying and embezzlement, only escalated as he evaded punishment. That is, until a dark night on the moor with an ex-lover, a dog, and a hired gun led to consequences that even his charm and power couldn't help him escape. Dubbed the "Trial of the Century," Thorpe's climactic case at the Old Bailey in London was the first time that a leading British politician had stood trial on a murder charge, and the first time that a murder plot had been hatched in the House of Commons. And it was the first time that a prominent public figure had been exposed as a philandering gay man in an era when homosexuality had only just become legal
Cataloging source
BLACP
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
DA591.T48
LC item number
P74 2016ab
Literary text for sound recordings
  • biography
  • other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Matthew Brenher
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
A very English scandal : sex, lies, and a murder plot at the heart of the establishment, John Preston, (sound recording)
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Publication
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Title from container
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unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn953793615
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
11 audio discs (12 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504777674
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781504777674
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
  • ZPc2ev
  • ZEc2ev
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781504777667
System control number
(OCoLC)953793615
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A very English scandal : sex, lies, and a murder plot at the heart of the establishment, John Preston, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Title from container
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn953793615
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
11 audio discs (12 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504777674
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781504777674
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
  • ZPc2ev
  • ZEc2ev
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781504777667
System control number
(OCoLC)953793615
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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