Daisy, an American girl is sent from New York to stay with her charmingly shambolic family of British cousins. Daisy has had a troubled background but slowly begins to piece herself together with the the help of her super-eccentric and slightly psychic cousins. Not only does Daisy get better as she easily succumbs to the charms of their adult-free rural home but she finds herself falling in love with one of her cousins in this intense, gorgeous, summery bubble where Osbert, twins Edmond and Isaac, and nine-year-old Piper live a timeless existence. So timeless, that when war breaks out they barely seem to notice . . .