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Bringing the house down : a family memoir

Author: David Profumo
Publisher: London : John Murray, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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David Profumo was just seven when his father, who had been Secretary of State for War, resigned from the Macmillan government. Despite the furore and humiliation that followed, his parents famously stayed together - and now, forty years on, their son has written this long-awaited account of their family life before, during and after the sensational events of 1963. After an apprenticeship in Hollywood during her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Profumo, David.
Bringing the house down.
London : John Murray, 2006
(OCoLC)607895488
Named Person: John D Profumo; Valerie Hobson; David Profumo; Valerie Hobson; David Profumo; John D Profumo
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Profumo
ISBN: 9780719566080 0719566088
OCLC Number: 70059891
Description: xi, 291 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Responsibility: David Profumo.

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'[Profumo] has written an elegantly sorrowful account of his family's great shame' -- Peter McKay, Evening Standard 'Painful to write, moving to read, this beautifully crafted account will not be Read more...

 
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