'Brace yourself : Amy Witting throws her first punch hard, fast and almost immediatly.
At the moment which became history, Ella Ferguson was wearing nightgown, dressing gown and slippers...
Her husband, Professor Bernard Ferguson MB, FRCS, was knotting his tie. That was why she was watching him. For thirty-two years she had taken pleasure in watching him knot his tie, handling the rich, dark silk, sliding the tightening loop under his shirt collar, where it settled into a firm, precisley placed knot. He was still extremely handsome, having stiffened more in mind than in body, but that movement recreated for her the beautiful,earnest young man she had married. buying ties for him, which seemed such a sedate occupation, was for her what the young people called a turn-on.
And then, halfway down page two of A Change in the Lighting, Witting floors-unmoors- her main character entirely...'