Circle of Deceit

Circle of Deceit

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Why does a respectable former Professor of English, happily married to a faithful wife for 35 years, suddenly at the age of 71 have an affair with a 54-year-old local Scots woman? He meets her while attending church in his local Church of Scotland-after he had delivered part of the sermon. She is an alcoholic and had come to the church slightly tipsy, seeking help, lavishly made up and wearing a revealing outfit showing a lot of cleavage. The novel is a slice of life that affords an insight into the resourceful and rationalising minds of the habitual 'sinner' and the recovering alcoholic-minds to which hiding the truth, re-inventing the truth or justifying lies comes all too easily. 'Thinking on one's feet' and a ready recourse to deceit are ingrained survival strategies, if not automatic instincts of the alcoholic mind.a€œFollow me.a€ She led him up the winding stairs in the corner of the hallway. She took him into her bedroom which was immaculate, a double bed neatly made and two knotty pine wardrobes at the far end. There was a chest of drawers with ananbsp;...


Title:Circle of Deceit
Author: Callum Gunn
Publisher:Lulu.com - 2015-04-09
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