MoneyMaker Book of the Week: Conspiracy of Secrets
A revelatory government scandal revealed by Bobbie Neate
Just as every generation has its wild-childs and scandal-makers, so every government seemingly has its fair share of decision-makers driven to distraction by lustful desires. The aphrodisiac of power is as potent in 2012 as it ever was, but perhaps few secret Parliamentary liaisons have created as Hollywood a story as one back in WWI Britain.
Because, back in the Herbert Asquith wartime government that ordered millions of young men to the trenches, many never to return, the Prime Minister was engaged in an unusual and illicit affair with a girl young enough to be his daughter. This affair would not only take up much of the Prime Minister’s time, but lead to a love-child, who turned out to be a hell-raiser unlike any other.
So reveals the author, Bobbie Neate, in her revelatory book, Conspiracy of Secrets – a memoir of her life as the abused step-daughter of the PM’s illegitimate child, and the unparalleled life she believes her tormentor lead.
This life of privilege and mysterious door-opening included stints as a Bernie Ecclestone-style motor-racing impresario, and sporting entrepreneur, rubbing shoulders with the famous sports-people of the day, including Stirling Moss. However, it was this life of plenty that created a monster, and his infamous behaviour caused huge issues in others’ lives, as his web of destruction spiralled.
Today, fifty years after her torment, Neate reveals her theories in this compelling tome, with full-referencing of her journey to find self-peace after her life of fear, and how she over-came the obstacles to set forth the truth about one of the most interesting and eye-opening ministerial scandals of all time.