Young Violet Bunton is in great need of a respectable position that would help her pay for her father’s medical bills. Fate finally smiles upon her, when, one morning, she finds an ad in the Domestic section of the Bloomsbury Chronicle: “Wanted a young woman with superior education, active disposition and lady-like manners, to work as a housekeeper in the house of a gentleman recently widowed. Salary 30 pounds per annum. First class reference required”.
Will Violet get the job? And if she does, will she manage to be a good housekeeper in Lord Wilton’s mysterious manor, and what is the extraordinary turn of events that will change her life forever?