The tragic-comic story of two young men, aged 21 and 18,
who fall in love in the summer of 1962, but who have the misfortune to
be working as teachers in a Catholic preparatory school at the time.
Their names are Tom and Christopher. In the opposite corner to them
stands Father Louis, the elderly headmaster. It is his conviction that
the sixties will go down in history as the decade which sees the earthly
triumph of the Catholic Church. Life becomes more complicated for Tom
and Christopher when Miss O'Deere, the art mistress, decides to paint
the pair as David and Jonathan and to enter the result in a public
exhibition. To say nothing of the inconvenient attentions paid to them
by 13-year-old Angelo Dexter.