There is nothing quite like the seemingly serene setting of a golf club to bring out the best - and the worst - of people's characters.
The Wannabee Golf and Country Club is where retired jeweller Harry Monkowitch goes to relax, to play a round of golf, enjoy a drink, smoke a cigar and meet up with his three good friends.
However Dinsdale Dryden, the manager of the club, looks set to spoil it all when he tries to use the four friends to influence a business deal.
Harry and his friends also have other concerns away from the club.
Each one has different relationship problems, which they attempt to resolve with varying degrees of success - always returning to the club to mull over their progress. "The Autumn Leaves" is a poignant, funny and touching novel that follows the fortunes of four retired men as they try to confront the personal issues in their lives.