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Meltdown

by Ben Elton

eBooks of the Month Light-Hearted / Humour

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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 lives and up to the point where financial crisis hits and turns their pampered, blissful lives around. Brilliantly crafted characters and Elton's scathing wit make for another very funny and well observed novel.

 

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Meltdown Synopsis

For amiable City trader Jimmy Corby money was the new Rock n' Roll. His whole life was a party, adrenalin charged and cocaine fuelled. If he hadn't met Monica he would probably have ended up either dead or in rehab. But Jimmy was as lucky in love as he was at betting on dodgy derivatives, so instead of burning out, his star just burned brighter than ever. Rich, pampered and successful, Jimmy, Monica and their friends lived the dream, bringing up their children with an army of domestic helps. But then it all came crashing down. And when the global financial crisis hit, Jimmy discovers that anyone can handle success. It's how you handle failure that really matters.

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ISBN: 9780552775106
Publication date: 08/07/2010
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780593061923
Publication date: 05/11/2009
Publisher: Bantam Press an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780593061923
Publication date: 5th November 2009
Author: Ben Elton
Publisher: Bantam Press an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Light-Hearted,
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About Ben Elton

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.

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