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The Well-tempered Clavier by William Coles (BA 1986)

27 October 2007

Seventeen-year-old schoolboy Kim is an idle drifter at one of Britain's most extraordinary institutions, Eton College – crammed with over a thousand boys and not a girl in sight.

Seventeen-year-old schoolboy Kim is an idle drifter at one of Britain's most extraordinary institutions, Eton College – crammed with over a thousand boys and not a girl in sight. He has a wild one-month affair with his piano mistress. Twenty-five years on, he recalls that heady summer and how their fledgling relationship was so brutally snuffed out – finished off by his enemies, by the constraints of Eton and by his own withering jealousy.