Utterly fascinating ... a beautiful and moving picture of evolution
Andrew Marr, Observer
Beautifully captures the state of play ... Kohn has proved once more that he is a fine commentator on science
Colin Tudge, New Statesman
This is a model science writing: clear, conscientious and exciting, showing both what we know and what we don't ... Anyone interested in human evolution should read it
Andrew Brown, Independent
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A drug panic. Murder. Terrifying and mysterious black and Chinese immigrants. Dope Kings. Jazz. War. An actress dead of an overdose. Dope Girls is about the transformation of drug use into a national menace. It revolves around the death in 1918, in the last furious stages of the First World War, of Billie Carleton, a West End-musical actress. Its cast of characters includes Brilliant Chang, a Chinese restaurant proprietor, and Edgar Manning, a jazz drummer from Jamaica. Around them, in the streets off Shaftesbury Avenue and in Chinatown, swirled a raffish group of seedy and rebellious hedonists. And so the drug problem was born amid a gush of exotic tabloid detail.