> Skip to content
About the book
  • Published: 1 July 2003
  • ISBN: 9780552999953
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384

High Society

The searing new novel from the bestselling author of POPCORN, INCONCEIVABLE and DEAD FAMOUS

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 Afganistan, we are all partners in crime.

High Society is a story about our world today, a collection of criminal nations in which everybody is either breaking the law or knows people who do. It takes a 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.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2003
  • ISBN: 9780552999953
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384

About the Author

Ben Elton

Ben Elton’s multi-award winning career as both performer and writer encompasses some of the most memorable and incisive comedy of the past thirty-five years. In addition to his hugely influential work as a stand-up comic, he was co-writer of TV hits The Young Ones and Blackadder and sole creator of The Thin Blue Line and Upstart Crow. He has written fifteen major bestsellers, including Stark, Popcorn, Inconceivable, Dead Famous, High Society, Two Brothers and Time and Time Again, three West End plays and three musicals, including global phenomenon We Will Rock You. He has written and directed two feature films, Maybe Baby and Three Summers.

He is married and has three children.

Also by Ben Elton

See all

Praise for High Society

“'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

Related titles