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By Marek Kohn

As pleasing because it is enlightening, Dope Girls vividly files the scandals and ethical panics in Britain that the top of the 1st international warfare, as drug use—especially of morphine and cocaine—was reworked right into a nationwide threat. the forged of characters contains Billie Carleton, a West finish musical actress, whose hugely publicized demise from an overdose in 1918 fueled public nervousness; very good Chang, a chinese language eating place owner; and Edgar Manning, a jazz drummer from Jamaica—identified because the villains of the affair and invested with a hugely charged sexual risk. round them swirled a raffish staff of seedy and rebellious hedonists. Britain used to be horrified and enthralled—the drug challenge was once born, amid a gush of unique tabloid element. A cult vintage in Britain, Dope Girls continues to be either well timed and instructive.

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