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

Dope Girls: The Birth Of The British Drug Underground

byMarek Kohn

Kobo ebook | March 7, 2013

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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.

Title:Dope Girls: The Birth Of The British Drug UndergroundFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 7, 2013Publisher:Granta PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1847088864

ISBN - 13:9781847088864

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