This is my first John Inman book but it definitely won't be my last. Emotional read that hit a little close to home for me. The juxtaposition of past and present was well executed and the writing itself was superb. I had only one issue with the book and that was the amount of pages given to David's fantasy life. Less of David's fantasy sexcapades and more of Arthur and David throughout their 40 years together would have made this a 5 star for me.