Dope Girls: The Birth Of The British Drug Underground (Paperback)
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Dope Girls: The Birth Of The British Drug Underground (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 01/11/2003
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A drug panic. Murder. Terrifying and mysterious black and Chinese immigrants. Dope Kings. Jazz. War. An actress dead of an overdose. Dope Girls is about the transformation of drug use into a national menace. It revolves around the death in 1918, in the last furious stages of the First World War, of Billie Carleton, a West End-musical actress. Its cast of characters includes Brilliant Chang, a Chinese restaurant proprietor, and Edgar Manning, a jazz drummer from Jamaica. Around them, in the streets off Shaftesbury Avenue and in Chinatown, swirled a raffish group of seedy and rebellious hedonists. And so the drug problem was born amid a gush of exotic tabloid detail.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781862076181
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 161 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'A fascinating look at cocaine and opium use in Britain after the first world war' Sarah Waters, Sunday Times 'The best, most perceptive and most authoritative account of the British drug scene ever. This book is essential reading for doctors, legislators and law enforcers - indeed anyone who seeks to understand the impact that the illegal status of drugs has had on our society and culture' Will Self

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