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Blast From The Past

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It's two fifteen a.m., you're in bed alone and you're woken by the phone. Your eyes are wide and your body tense before it has completed so much as a single ring. And as you wake, in the tiny moment between sleep and consciousness, you know already that something is wrong. Only someone bad would call at such an hour. Or someone good, but with bad news, which would probably be worse. You lie there in the darkness and wait for the answer machine to kick in. Your own voice sounds strange as it tells you that nobody is there but that a message can be left. You feel your heart beat. You listen. And then you hear the one voice in the world you least expect . . . your very own Blast From the Past.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 26mm | 258.55g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552998338
  • 9780552998338
  • 144,634

About Ben Elton

Ben Elton is one of Britain's most provocative and entertaining writers. From celebrity to climate change, from the First World War to the end of the world, his books give his unique perspective on some of the most controversial topics of our time. He has written twelve major bestsellers, including Stark, Popcorn, Inconceivable (filmed as Maybe Baby, which he also directed), Dead Famous, High Society (WH Smith People's Choice Award 2003) and The First Casualty. He has also written some of television's most popular and incisive comedy, including The Young Ones, Blackadder and The Man From Auntie. His stage work includes three West End plays and the hit musicals The Beautiful Game and We Will Rock You. He is married with three children.show more

Review quote

"Only Ben Elton could combine uncomfortable questions about gender politics with a gripping, page-turning narrative and jokes that make you laugh out loud" -- Tony Parsons, author of Man and Boy "Elton at his most outrageously entertaining" * Cosmopolitan * "The action is tight and well-plotted, the dialogue is punchy, and the whole thing rolls along so nicely" * Guardian * "A lively thriller of sexual politics and morality. Elton's best book yet" * Elle *show more

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"A lively thriller of sexual politics and morality. Elton's best book yet"show more

Back cover copy

It's 2.15 a.m., you're in bed alone and the phone wakes you. Your eyes are wide and your body tense before it has completed so much as a single ring. And as you wake, in the tiny moment between sleep and consciousness, you know already that something is wrong. Only someone bad would ring at such an hour. Or someone good with bad news, which would probably be worse. You lie in the darkness and wait for the answer machine to kick in. Your own voice sounds strange as it tells you that nobody is there but that a message can be left. You feel your heart beat. You listen. And then you hear the one voice in the world you least expect...your very own Blast from the Past.show more

Rating details

2,573 ratings
3.42 out of 5 stars
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4 32% (832)
3 40% (1,040)
2 12% (311)
1 2% (55)
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