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  • Published: 15 July 2000
  • ISBN: 9780552146982
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $19.99
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Inconceivable




The hilarious and poignant new novel from one of Britain’s most entertaining and provocative writers.

The hilarious and poignant new novel from one of Britain's most entertaining and provocate writers.

Sometimes it's possible to want something too much. That's when you risk losing what you have.

Sam and Lucy seem like the perfect couple. Successful, happy and in love. Lucy thinks Sam is a sad, cold sensitivity-exclusion zone who would rather read a newspaper than have a emotion. Sam thinks Lucy is blaming him because she can't walk past Mothercare without getting all teary. The Problem is that they might be infertile. And in more ways than one.

Lucy wants a baby. Sam wants to write a hit movie. And given that the averag IVF cycle has about a one in five chance of going into full production, Lucy's chances of getting what she wants are considerably better than Sam's.

  • Pub date: 15 July 2000
  • ISBN: 9780552146982
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Ben Elton

Ben Elton’s multi-award winning career as both performer and writer encompasses some of the most memorable and incisive comedy of the past thirty-five years. In addition to his hugely influential work as a stand-up comic, he was co-writer of TV hits The Young Ones and Blackadder and sole creator of The Thin Blue Line and Upstart Crow. He has written fifteen major bestsellers, including Stark, Popcorn, Inconceivable, Dead Famous, High Society, Two Brothers and Time and Time Again, three West End plays and three musicals, including global phenomenon We Will Rock You. He has written and directed two feature films, Maybe Baby and Three Summers.

He is married and has three children.

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Praise for Inconceivable

“'A very funny book about a sensitive subject...Ben Elton the writer might be even funnier than Ben Elton the comic'”

Daily Mail

“'A tender, beautifully balanced romantic comedy'”

Spectator

“'Extremely funny, clever, well-written, sharp and unexpectedly moving...This brilliant, chaotic satire merits rereading several times'”

Nicholas Coleridge, Mail on Sunday

“'This is Elton at his best - mature, humane, and still a laugh a minute. At least'”

Daily Telegraph

“'Moving and thoroughly entertaining'”

Daily Express


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