Dope Girls: The Birth Of The British Drug Underground

Dope Girls: The Birth Of The British Drug Underground

by Marek Kohn

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Dope Girls: The Birth Of The British Drug Underground by Marek Kohn

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847088864
Publisher: Granta Books
Publication date: 03/07/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 948,349
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Marek Kohn is the author of The Race Gallery and As We Know it. He writes the 'Second Site' column for the Independent on Sunday and lives in Brighton.

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