While going through a box of his old belongings, Christopher Metcalf, an editor approaching fifty, finds some photographs from his days at Blanford, a minor public school. He is taken back to his fifth form, at an age when the Empire was nearing its end, to the love affair he had had with Stephen Walker, a prefect two years his senior. Realising that Stephen was the only person he had ever loved, Christopher determines to find him, but he discovers an individual whose discontent and inadequacies match his own.
Original title: Now and Then
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction