American Claire has just moved to Glasgow and is eager to meet some new and interesting people. She decides to start a book group. To her dismay, those who arrive for the first meeting are very peculiar. Among the group theres Kenny, a handsome guy in a wheelchair who wants to be a writer; Janice a bored and frustrated wife of a footballer; and the eccentric Barney, who Claire is strangely attracted to. The series is about a group of individuals who want new friends, lead new lives, and improve themselves. Though sometimes it doesnt quite work out, proving that a little education can be a dangerous thing.