|Julian, professor in English Literature at Oxford University, is obsessed with the enigmatic life and death of Vic-torian poet Lord Melcourt and his unscrupulous lover Toto. When Julian falls for a beautiful, promiscuous student, Sebastian, a highly charged erotic relationship develops. Parallels between the four lives emerge until tragedy reveals the shocking truth.Anthea Ingham has a degree from Bristol University and has taught for a number of years. She is interested in the 1890s, art history, the music of Wagner, theatre, food and drink. She lives in Leamington Spa, England, with her five children.