• Signed by the Author
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
Released January 1, 1985
ISBN 0-333-37986-1

£200.00

Her eyes were black, wide as though with some sustained surprise, the skin from their outer corners to her small ears taut. Her lips were pale, and nearly too full for her small mouth, like something bled but bruised. He had never seen anyone or anything quite so beautiful in his life.'

Graham Park is in love. But Sara Fitch is an enigma to him, a creature of almost perverse mystery. Steven Grout is paranoid - and with justice. He knows that They are out to get him. They are. Quiss, insecure in his fabulous if ramshackle castle, is forced to play interminable impossible games. The solution to the oldest of all paradoxical riddles will release him. But he must find an answer before he knows the question.

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Near-fine first edition with slight bruising to the top edges and the bottom of the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket, the colour of the front cover has slightly faded.


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Iain Banks

Iain Banks was a Scottish author. He wrote mainstream fiction under the name Iain Banks and science fiction as Iain M. Banks, including the initial of his adopted middle name Menzies.

After the publication and success of The Wasp Factory, Banks began to write on a full-time basis. His first science fiction book, Consider Phlebas, was released in 1987, marking the start of the Culture series. His books have been adapted for theatre, radio and television. In 2008, The Times named Banks in their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

In April 2013, Banks announced that he had inoperable cancer and was unlikely to live beyond a year. He died in June 2013.

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Book Condition & Notes

Near-fine first edition with slight bruising to the top edges and the bottom of the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket, the colour of the front cover has slightly faded.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.


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