Christine Keeler- The Truth At Last. – Thompson, Douglas.

Thompson, Douglas.


Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson. London. 2001 (First Edition)
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8vo, XXII 279pp. Hardcover in black cloth with gilt title on a firm, tight spine in excellent condition and a pictorial non price-clipped d/w with the subject’s photo on front and rear and further titling in gold and white on front and spine in an excellent state with only minute corner scuffing, rendering the book ‘near fine’ overall, now protected with clear archival covering, text is in an exceptional as-new state unmarked by any prior owners. Christine Keeler was a famous English model and ‘showgirl’ reputed to be a prostitute (not unlawful at the time in UK) and has been infamous for her contact with Lord John Profumo of the MacMillan government and the Russian naval attache Yevgeny Ivanov that attracted the close attention of the Kennedy Whitehouse and FBI and also brought down the British Tory government not long after. To many, this is one of the most fascinating yet tragic stories of the 60’s in England, enthusiastically covered by the infamous English Press and leading to the tragic suicide of her friend the society osteopath Stepen Ward, charged with being her ‘pimp’. The trial was a great miscarriage of justice and was a charade by the establishment to protect itself. Keeler was known for some mistruths, so this assisted autobiography is as close as you will ever get to the real story. The book focuses primarily on this torrid time but is actually not her memoir. She died in 1971, aged 75.