Backward Glance is a collection of short stories reflecting half a century of change... In the first, a youth experiences the charm of fifties la France profonde, before confronting his own adulthood shortcomings in a Lake District Hotel. There is a tale of the second hand motor trade of seventies Leeds. Elsewhere, an ignorant bully miscalculates badly… and then a modest novella tells of a young man fulfilling a fantasy whilst at the same time discovering that his best friend has a rare talent, bringing them both advantage in mid sixties northern city night life. The final tale, set at the time of the millennium, is one of sexual discovery in middle age and may challenge the reader's previous perceptions... The incidents of sex and violence, of which there are but a few rare instances throughout, are realistically depicted.