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Ben Elton’s career as both performer and writer encompasses some of the most memorable and incisive comedy of the past twenty years. In addition to his hugely influential work as a stand-up comic, he is the writer of such TV hits as The Young Ones, Blackadder and The Thin Blue Line.

Elton has written three musicals, The Beautiful Game, We Will Rock You and Tonight’s the Night and three West End plays. His internationally bestselling novels include Popcorn, Inconceivable, Dead Famous and High Society.

If you like Ben Elton you might also like to read books by David Nobbs, Nigel Farndale and Pat Barker.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Ben Elton

Time and Time Again by Ben Elton
Time and Time Again
Ben Elton
It will come as no surprise to learn that Ben Elton has written another remarkable book, ‘Time and Time Again’ however, captures the flag of remarkable and nails instead to the mast, extraordinary. The first chapter seizes your attention, the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2015
Time and Time Again by Ben Elton
Time and Time Again
Ben Elton
It will come as no surprise to learn that Ben Elton has written another remarkable book, ‘Time and Time Again’ however, captures the flag of remarkable and nails instead to the mast, extraordinary. The first chapter seizes your attention, the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
Two Brothers by Ben Elton
Two Brothers
Ben Elton
Ben Elton's most personal novel to date, Two Brothers transports the reader to the time of history's darkest hour.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2013
Meltdown by Ben Elton
Meltdown
Ben Elton
The comedian and satirist turns his attention to the credit crunch with this tale of a privileged futures trader who becomes bankrupt and the effect on his family and friends. It’s light and amusing but speaks to the heart of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/07/2010
Meltdown by Ben Elton
Meltdown
Ben Elton
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 19 November 2009. Always topical, Ben Elton centres his new book around the credit crunch. Following his characters from their days at university, through the highs of their careers and domestic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/11/2009
Blind Faith by Ben Elton
Blind Faith
Ben Elton
This feels more like the Ben Elton from the days of Gridlock and Stark so if you are a fan you’ll know that this is going to give you a bit more to get your teeth into than perhaps...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/05/2008
Chart Throb by Ben Elton
Chart Throb
Ben Elton
Back to his modern satires, for his last novel The First Casualty was historical, very special and unusual. With this one he returns to the familiar social territory of Dead Famous and Past Mortem. It centres around the TV...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2007
The First Casualty by Ben Elton
The First Casualty
Ben Elton
“The first casualty when war comes is truth†so why send a conscientious objector detective out to the mud and horror of Ypres in 1917 to investigate a murder when sanctioned slaughter is all around you? An impossible, ridiculous situation...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2005
Past Mortem by Ben Elton
Past Mortem
Ben Elton
The king of social satire with a tale of gruesome murders linked to the new craze of retracing one’s past through the web – Friends Reunited. He writes beautifully, a very clever man. You must try him. Comparison:
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/05/2005

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