Rosamunde Pilcher?s best-selling novel comes to the screen for the first time in this magical adaptation from the producers of Mobil Masterpiece Theatre?s Rebecca. Peter O?Toole and Joanna Lumley head an all-star cast that features Emily Mortimer (Ghost in the Darkness, The Saint), David McCallum (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) and Penelope Keith (To the Manor Born). England between the wars is the starting place for this epic tale of love, friendship and the discovery of womanhood. Judith Dunbar (Emily Mortimer) is left behind at boarding school by her family, which is posted overseas in the days leading up to World War II. She comes of age in a time of turbulence and danger, but finds comfort in the wealthy Carey-Lewis family, whose estate on the Cornish coast, Nancherrow, becomes her surrogate home.