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

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

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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 By (author) Adam Macqueen
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 2014
Page Number 304
ISBN 0349138915
ISBN13 9780349138916
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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