Carla Tradescant loathes everything about her husband Alan.
She loved him once, when lie was a trendy, radical university
lecturer. But now - a careworn headmaster in his early fifties - he has lest his appeal.
As the school year begins, the allure of Young English teacher Peter Barrett proves too much, and lie and Carla embark on an ill-advised affair.
Meanwhile, Alan finds lie has a secret of his own, as his profligate past finally catches up with him ...
A superbly crafted, rich and satisfying novel of relationship.