Secrets and Lies

By Christine Keeler

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  • Publication Date: 6 Feb 2012
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Imprint: John Blake Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781843587552
eBook (ePub/MOBI)
ISBN: 9781857827194



Christine Keeler's name is as synonymous with the Sixties sexual revolution as the Pill. Having found fame and success as a model - the portrait of her astride a chair is iconic - her short affair with the Minister of War, John Profumo, led to the downfall of Harold Macmillan's government and was at the epicentre of the social and political earthquake that followed. She was the subject of scandal, intrigue and gossip and was tried for perjury and briefly jailed following the death of Stephen Ward, who had introduced her to Profumo. Now that those directly involved are no longer alive, Christine is finally able to tell the full story of that extraordinary time. This is the life's journey of a woman whom history has refused to let go, who can never escape being Christine Keeler. She remains a headline and will do so for ever. It is the fascinating and shocking story of her enormous personal sacrifice, her unstinting resolve and her triumphant survival, set against a backdrop of political turmoil and Cold War espionage. This story Christine Keeler has finally found herself brave enough to tell will shatter all preconceptions and has the power to rewrite history.

About the author

Christine Keeler was a successful model and now writes and broadcasts. Tried for perjury following the death of Stephen Ward and briefly jailed, the story of her early life was adapted as the film Scandal. The truth is far more interesting and intriguing. She has written this book with the author Douglas Thompson. Douglas Thompson is the author of fifteen books. A biographer, broadcaster and international journalist, he is a regular contributor to major newspapers andmagazines worldwide. his books, published in a dozen language, include the television-linked anthology Hollywood People and bestselling biographies of Madonna, Clint Eastwood, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dudley Moore, John Travolta and Leonardo DiCaprio. He lives with his wife and daughter in a farmhouse near Cambridge and commutes regularly to California.

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