Champagne reception at The Gallery, Foyles,Tuesday 30th October, 6.30pm
William Coles celebrates the launch of his novel The Well-Tempered Clavier.
William has been a journalist for 18 years, including working for The Sun, from the UK and New York, The Scotsman and the Mail on Sunday. He will be reading personally-chosen extracts from the hotly-tipped novel and talking about what made it such a great book to write.
Signed copies of the book will be available from the author on the night.
Visit Legend Press at www.legendpress.co.uk for more details.
‘Charming, moving, uplifting. Why can’t all love stories be like this?’ The Wall Street Journal
‘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. His head is full of the Falklands War and a possible army career, until the day he hears his new piano teacher, the beautiful but pained India, playing Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier. Kim’s life is destined never to be the same again. An intensely passionate affair develops and he wallows in the wild and unaccustomed thrill of first love.
Twenty-five years on, Kim 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. The Well-Tempered Clavier is the bittersweet story of a life-changing love.’