The Prime Minister's Ironing Board and Other State Secrets: True Stories from the Government Archives (Paperback)
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The Prime Minister's Ironing Board and Other State Secrets: True Stories from the Government Archives (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 25/09/2014
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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.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349138916
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 284 g
Dimensions: 205 x 180 x 25 mm
Edition: Digital original


MEDIA REVIEWS
full of wry, waspish humour * The Scotsman *
A hugely enjoyable bran tub of revelations about our rulers' fancies and foibles over the past century -- David Kynaston

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