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High Society

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The war on drugs has been lost but for want of the courage to face the fact that the whole world is rapidly becoming one vast criminal network. From pop stars and princes to crack whores and street kids. From the Groucho Club toilets to the poppy fields of Afghanistan, we are all partners in crime. HIGH SOCIETY is a story or rather a collection of interconnected stories that takes the reader on a hilarious, heart breaking and terrifying journey through the kaleidoscope world that the law has created and from which the law offers no protection.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 28mm | 280g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0552999954
  • 9780552999953
  • 25,593

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

"A fix of high comedy from a writer who provokes almost as much as he entertains" Daily Mail "As I raced to the end, I found myself applauding Elton. This is a tough subject tackled with courage and commitment" -- Will Hutton Observer "Packed with Elton's trademark sharp wit and biting social commentary. colourful and thought-provoking" Waterstone's Books Quarterlyshow more

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"Packed with Elton's trademark sharp wit and biting social commentary.. colourful and thought-provoking"show more

Back cover copy

The war on drugs has been lost. The simple fact is that the whole world is rapidly becoming one vast criminal network. From pop stars and royal princes to crack whores and street kids, from the Groucho Club toilets to the poppy fields of Afghanistan, we are all partners in crime. High Society is a story about Britain today, a criminal nation in which everybody is either breaking the law or knows people who do. It takes the reader on a hilarious, heartbreaking and terrifying journey through the kaleidoscope world that the law has created and from which the law offers no protection.show more

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5,436 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (2,110)
3 30% (1,657)
2 6% (348)
1 1% (73)
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