A new series from the well-loved storyteller - London, 1920s. Sixteen-year-old Maggie Bailey lives in terror of her father’s drunken rages. In a moment of fury, as she tries to defend her mother from another vicious beating, Maggie throws boiling water at her father. Though her mother cannot forgive her sin, Maggie determines she will do everything she can to protect herself and her sickly little brother, and a job in a café proves the first step to a better life. But what happens when her past catches up with her?