In Caesar’s Wife, Patrick Gale deals with successful people. Mary, an efficacious editor, becomes the mistress of Tom, an enormously wealthy man. Tom’s wife dies and he wants the obvious. There are lots of intricate twists and turns and a new one on the ideal Social Services client. All are beautifully written and are to blame for one burnt dinner and two stood-up friends. Each has gay characters and each is set within a different social class. A great start to 1993.