Lewis Jones

Dirty tricks campaigns

The real scandal of the Profumo Affair, says <em>Lewis Jones</em>, was the rotten state of Britain at the time

There are already two excellent books about the Profumo Affair — An Affair of State (1987) by Phillip Knightley and Caroline Kennedy, and Bringing the House Down (2007) by David Profumo — as well as five not-so-excellent ones by poor old Christine Keeler. Now Richard Davenport-Hines has marked the scandal’s 50th anniversary with An English Affair, which is set to become the standard work.

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