Author(s): Christine Keeler; Douglas Thompson
Christine Keeler died in December 2017, aged seventy-five, more than fifty years after her central role in the scandal that rocked a country and brought down a government. Her death, however, makes it possible to bring her own story up to date, with new material that she had not wanted published in her lifetime. This revised edition has been further enhanced by the active encouragement and cooperation of her younger son, who has provided the foreword, and her long-time legal adviser and friend, making it the definitive account of both her life and the so-called 'Profumo Affair'. It gives voice to her thoughts toward the end of her own life on the deaths of Mandy Rice-Davis and of 'Lucky' Gordon, the man who terrorised and haunted her. Secrets and Lies charts the life's journey of a woman whom history refused to let go, who could never escape being Christine Keeler, set against a backdrop of political turmoil, Cold War espionage, and the social upheavals of the 1960s. The story that she found the courage to tell shatters all preconceptions, and has the power to rewrite history. Book jacket.