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21 books of Ben Elton

Whenever Sam thinks about babies, he envisages rivers of vomit and sleepless nights. But wife Lucy can't walk past Mothercare without crying. What's more, she can't seem to conceive-­not by traditional methods, anyway. Hippy confidante Drusilla suggests an array of New Age remedies, including the intimate use of nutmeg oil and al fresco lovemaking. As Lucy faces a possible verdict of infertility, her love for Sam enters tailspin, accelerated by the advent of arrogant actor Carl Phipps. Meanwhile Sam, desperate to escape his tedious BBC job, conceives the inconceivable-­turning the intimacies of their battle for babies into an acclaimed movie script.
Inconceivable tells a poignant and heart-­rending story with Elton's trademark wit, creating a novel that is entertaining and emotionally satisfying; as explosive as Popcorn and with the incendiary humour of Blast From the Past. It courageously tackles its central theme from both the male and the female points of view, and while . . .

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One house, ten contestants, thirty cameras, and forty microphones. Everybody knows the rules—total strangers are forced to live together while the rest of the country watches them do it. However, on day 27, one of the housemates is killed on live TV. Who is the murderer? How did they manage to kill under the constant gaze of the television cameras? Why did they do it? And who will be next?

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Stark Is A Secret Consortium With More Money Than God, And The Social Conscience Of A Dog On A Croquet Lawn. What S More, It Knows The Earth Is Dying.­Deep In Western Australia Where The Aboriginals Used To Milk The Trees, A Planet-­Sized Plot Is Taking Shape. Some Green Freaks Pick Up The Scent: A Pommie Poseur; A Brain-­Fried Vietnam Vet; Aboriginals Who Have Lost Their Land&Not Much Against A Conspiracy That Controls Society. But Ecoaction Isn T In Society: It Just Lives In The Same Place, Along With The Cockroaches.­If You Re Facing The Richest And Most Disgusting Scheme In History, You Have To Do More Than Stick Up Two Fingers And Say Peace .

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Flanders, June 1917: A British Officer And Celebrated Poet, Is Shot Dead, Killed Not By German Fire, But While Recuperating From Shell Shock Well Behind The Lines. A Young English Soldier Is Arrested And, Although He Protests His Innocence, Charged With His Murder.­Douglas Kingsley Is A Conscientious Objector, Previously A Detective With The London Police, Now Imprisoned For His Beliefs. He Is Released And Sent To France In Order To Secure A Conviction. Forced To Conduct His Investigations Amidst The Hell Of The Third Battle Of Ypres, Kingsley Soon Discovers That Both The Evidence And The Witnesses He Needs Are Quite Literally Disappearing Into The Mud That Surrounds Him.­Ben Elton'S Tenth Novel Is A Gut-­Wrenching Historical Drama Which Explores Some Fundamental Questions. What Is Murder? What Is Justice In The Face Of Unimaginable Daily Slaughter? And Where Is The Honour In Saving A Man From The Gallows If He Is Only To Be Returned To Die In A Suicidal Battle?­As The Gap . . .

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It's 2:­15 A.­M. and the phone is ringing. Jolted awake, Polly stares wide-­eyed at it. She is certain it must be bad news because no one with good news calls at that hour. A wrong number, maybe. But more likely it's the Bug, the stalker who has been harassing her for ages. But as Polly reaches for the phone, the one thing she cannot imagine, the one thing she doesn't remotely expect, is the voice on the other end of the line. Her very own blast from the past… "Don't freak out,­" the voice says. "It's Jack.­" And so begins a steamy two-­in-­the-­morning stroll down memory lane. Sixteen years ago Polly Slade collided with an American knight-­in-­shining-­armor at a roadside restaurant, when she wore a T-­shirt with a cruise missile on it and he fell in love like a man without a parachute. For one summer the coolly polished American soldier and his red-­hot anarchist British lover shared hotel rooms and noisy sex in the kind of burning-­furnace love that can only happen once in any lifetime. . . .

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