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Blast from the Pastby Ben Elton
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Ready to follow Nick Hornsby and Helen Fielding as the next big thing from Cool Britannia to hit America is Ben Elton. Already known to a wide public television audience as the funnyman behind Blackadder, The Young Ones, and The Thin Blue Line, Elton, author of Popcorn, lights up the literary sky with Blast from the Past.
Part noirthriller, part hilarious send-up of the politics of extremism, Blast from the Past is the new novel from English comedy phenomenon (stand-up, playwright, television writer, and author) Ben Elton--a namesoon to be known in all circles once Joel Schumacher's film of his book Popcorn reaches the silver screen.
In the early 80s, when Polly was a seventeen-year-old ideological peaceprotestor and Jack was a U.S. Army captain stationed at England's Greenham Common, the two had a secret and very unlikely affair. No two people could have had more to argue about, save that they couldn't live without eachother, yet one day Jack came to the conclusion that he loved soldiering more than Polly and sacrificed their love to be a career army man.
Now, sixteen years later, Polly is a lonely thirty-somethingsocial services employee and Jack is a four-star general who has returned to Britain to find her, his only true love. With only one night to resolve their differences, and a knife-wielding stalker lurking in the shadows, for everyone concerned this will be a night like no other.
From the Hardcover edition.
From the world-famous author of Popcorn and Inconceivable, this is his hilarious and thrilling Number One International Bestseller.
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