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"My own piano teacher was called Mr Bagston and frankly I don't think any power on earth could have persuaded us to create a scene of the kind Coles so movingly describes."
Boris Johnson


"What a read!... A triumph."
Alexander McCall Smith


Seventeen-year-old Kim is a student 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, India, a beautiful but pained young woman, playing a prelude from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. Kim's life will never be the same again. An intensely passionate affair develops between him and his twenty-three-year-old teacher, 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. Prelude is the bittersweet story of a life-changing love.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Prelude
Author(s): William Coles
ISBN: 1-56947-574-1 / 978-1-56947-574-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Press
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Paperback Editions

May 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Prelude
Author(s): William Coles
ISBN: 1-56947-637-3 / 978-1-56947-637-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

May 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Prelude
Author(s): William Coles
Publisher: Soho Press
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