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The steep approach to Garbadale

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Dark family secrets, a long-lost love affair and a multi-million pound gaming business lie at the heart of Iain Banks's fabulous new novel. The Wopuld family built its fortune on a board game called Empire! - now a hugely successful computer game. So successful, the American Spraint Corp wants to buy the firm out. Young renegade Alban, who has been evading the family clutches for years, is run to ground and persuaded to attend the forthcoming family gathering - part birthday party, part Extraordinary General Meeting - convened by Win, Wopuld matriarch and most powerful member of the board, at Garbadale, the family's highland castle. Being drawn back into the bosom of the clan brings an inevitable and disconcerting confrontation with Alban's past. What drove his mother to take her own life? And is he yet ready to see Sophie, his beautiful, enchanting cousin and teenage love, at the EGM? Grandmother Win's revelations will radically alter Alban's perspective for ever.

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Added value:
First edition, second printing, signed by author
Author(s):
Iain Banks
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
242 x 164 x 38
Edition:
First edition 199, second printing, 2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0316731056
ISBN-13:
9780316731058
Number of pages:
390
Publisher:
Little, Brown
Title:
The steep approach to Garbadale

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Dark family secrets, a long-lost love affair and a multi-million pound gaming business lie at the heart of Iain Banks's fabulous new novel. The Wopuld family built its fortune on a board game called Empire! - now a hugely successful computer game. So successful, the American Spraint Corp wants to buy the firm out. Young renegade Alban, who has been evading the family clutches for years, is run to ground and persuaded to attend the forthcoming family gathering - part birthday party, part Extraordinary General Meeting - convened by Win, Wopuld matriarch and most powerful member of the board, at Garbadale, the family's highland castle. Being drawn back into the bosom of the clan brings an inevitable and disconcerting confrontation with Alban's past. What drove his mother to take her own life? And is he yet ready to see Sophie, his beautiful, enchanting cousin and teenage love, at the EGM? Grandmother Win's revelations will radically alter Alban's perspective for ever.

Added value:
First edition, second printing, signed by author
Author(s):
Iain Banks
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
242 x 164 x 38
Edition:
First edition 199, second printing, 2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0316731056
ISBN-13:
9780316731058
Number of pages:
390
Publisher:
Little, Brown
Title:
The steep approach to Garbadale

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