Author(s): Margaret Drabble
Anthony Keating is a middle-aged property developer in Yorkshire in the mid-seventies. Having escaped London s hustle-bustle and survived a heart attack aged just thirty eight, he awaits the return of his lover Alison, who is trying to help her daughter incarcerated in a draconian Eastern bloc country. With debts spiralling out of control, Anthony realises that he and his friends are bound to the engine driving the society in which they live and that should it falter, so will they - The Ice Ageis a portrait of a Britain of boom and bust, and greed - and uncannily predicts the Thatcher years.
1977. First edition, second printing. A near fine copy only marked by a small biro initial to the front free endpaper and light sunfading to the board edges. The d/w is unclipped and good with some repaired tears. Now in a protective cover.