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The Prime Minister's Ironing Board and Other State Secrets: True Stories from the Government Archives By Adam Macqueen

The Prime Minister's Ironing Board and Other State Secrets: True Stories from the Government Archives
by Adam Macqueen

From the author of the bestselling The First Fifty Years of Private Eye comes a collection of state secrets that those in power might have preferred to go unnoticed . . .
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Stored in Whitehall's archives are everything from blood-chilling warnings of imminent nuclear attack to comical details of daily life in the corridors of power. Concerned notes from ministers on the subject of the Heir to the Throne's potential brainwashing by Welsh terrorists are shelved alongside worries about housemaids 'on the wobble' at Chequers. Detailed and surprising plans for royal funerals sit beside reports on suspected spies in the showbiz world and bawdy poetry about the monkeys on the Rock of Gibraltar. And Mary Whitehouse's complaints about the sex education syllabus nestle next to thank-you notes from prisoner 13260/62, also known as Nelson Mandela. Adam Macqueen, author of the highly acclaimed bestseller Private Eye: The First 50 Years, has searched high and low to present us with some of the most unlikely revelations since the Official secrets act was inaugurated one hundred years ago. Not only about Mrs Thatcher's ironing board, but Ted Heath's car, Harold Macmillan's bedroom carpet, Imelda Marcos and her son Bong Bong's trip to Buckingham Palace and President Eisenhower's particular problem with Winston Churchill's trousers.

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Sku
GOR006266635
Title
The Prime Minister's Ironing Board and Other State Secrets: True Stories from the Government Archives
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Year published
Number of pages
304
ISBN 10
0349138915
ISBN 13
9780349138916
Prizes
Short-listed for Paddy Power Political Book Awards: Political History Book of the Year 2014 (UK)
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