David is the art student son of the Minister for Communications.  He knows his father has a chance of becoming Prime Minister but he also knows that his father’s brother is a homosexual living with a flamboyant young actor.  Even a touch of scandal will bring ruin.  So it strikes David as odd when his battle to live away from home is successful on condition that he becomes his uncle’s lodger.  Set in the England of the late 1960’s.  The author, Martyn Goff, was one of the creators of the Booker Prize and he wrote several novels on the theme of homosexuality at a time when homosexuality in Britain was a criminal offence.