Daniel Jamieson is a bright young photojournalist desperate to release himself from a profound love affair that has stalled without explanation. He has returned to London for its diversions, but instead stirs memories of the secretive nurse who left him heartbroken. Julian Marriot is a retired publisher, classical music enthusiast, and the uncle of one of Daniel's university friends. Julian is delighted by Daniel's passionate curiosity for books and music, but it is his own passionate curiosity - for Daniel himself - that threatens to derail everything.
And so begins an unexpected and intense friendship that challenges the fundamental notion of what it means to truly love someone. One year. Two voices. The infinite possibilities of love.
At once suspenseful and funny, heart-wrenching and heart-warming, The Julian Calendar is, more than anything, a story of love: platonic, romantic, gay, straight, cautious, passionate, star-crossed, and unstoppable.