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1. Closet Queens: Some 20th Century British Politicians Popular
Closet Queens is a fascinating study of gay men in twentieth century British politics, from Lord Rosebery and Lord Beauchamp in Edwardian times to Michael Portillo and Peter Mandelson in our own era.

As all homosexual activity was illegal until 1967, and exposure meant ruin and disgrace, such men were obliged either to repress their sexual feelings or else lead double lives, indulging their tastes secretly while respectably married with children.: Michael Bloch: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

Author: Michael Bloch
Format: Kindle 336 pages
Publisher: Little Brown Book Club
Guide price:* Book: £12.99, Kindle: £16.99

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2. Jeremy Thorpe Popular
The story of Jeremy Thorpe's rapid rise and spectacular fall from grace is one of the most remarkable in British politics. When he became leader of the Liberal Party in 1967 at the age of just thirty-seven, he seemed destined for truly great things. But as his star steadily rose so his nemesis drew ever nearer: a time-bomb in the form of Norman Scott, a sometime male model with whom Jeremy had formed an ill-advised relationship in the early 1960s. Scott's incessant boasts about their 'affair' became increasingly embarrassing, and eventually led to a bizarre plot to shut him up for good. Jeremy was acquitted of involvement but his career was in ruins.

Michael Bloch's magisterial biography is not just a brilliant retelling of this amazing story; years in the making, it is also the definitive character study of one of the most fascinating figures in post-war British politics.

Author: Michael Bloch
Format: Kindle 624 pages
Publisher: Little Brown Book Club
Guide price:* Book: £19.99, Kindle: £16.99

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