The Impossible Fortress

The Impossible Fortress

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 06/04/2017
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The Impossible Fortress
Adorably geeky
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it's a coming of age story set in 80s America and features Will who is struggling academically, some old school computer pr... READ MORE
Chrys - Plymouth


It's 1987. Billy Marvin, the tallest boy in ninth grade, has just witnessed history. Wheel of Fortune presenter Vanna White is on the cover of Playboy. Billy and his friends, Alf and Clark, know that if they can get hold of the magazine, their world will change. For ever. But as Billy says, 'No shopkeeper in America was going to sell Playboy to a fourteen-year-old boy.' As they set out on their mission to find the most wanted images in America, they're blissfully unaware of the dangers, dramas and garbage dumpsters that lie ahead. And of how a girl called Mary might just change one of their lives. For ever.

  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 9780571330621
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 338g
  • Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 21 mm

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The Impossible Fortress
A fun, geeky, and charming coming-of-age novel with an ace 80s soundtrack
Billy is a teenager on a mission. Like all boys his age in 1987 he is desperate to get his hands on the copy of Playboy featuring American sweetheart Vanna... READ MORE
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