We Are Villains All

1890, Hampshire: Maud Blake, spinster companion to a flighty young widow, is the least important woman at the weekly poetry circle.  She sits at the back, barely able to see the poet who presides over them all, but she requires only his words to fuel her dreams.

Maxwell Wainwright, poet, lives peacefully in the market town of Daneburton. He presides with formality and restraint over his poetry circle and the clammering attention of the ladies who attend him.

His life has been peaceful for twenty years, since the death of two women who loved him and the flight of his best friend, photographer Brough Fawley to the continent.  Max retreated from London, from affection and intimacy, to the small market town.  Now Brough has returned, his eyes on everything Max has nurtured and shaped for two decades.  In stark black and white, he reveals love, lust and hypocrisy in the small market town.  In his wake he brings Death yet again, but who does Judgement strike down and who will escape?

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