By Javier Marías
At excessive desk in an Oxford university, the gorgeous younger teach Clare Bayes attracted all eyes, now not least to her fetching decollettage. No one's eyes have been sharper, even though, than these of the traveling Spanish lecturer, invited as a visitor in this party, and at last the 2 youth have been enthusiasts, unbeknown to Clare's husband. And if the Spaniard was once at pains to hide their tracks, his liked left facts of adultery with homosexual abandon - and all this in a college that used to be a forcing residence of gossip and intrigue, a spot the place "at each notice a name dies".
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