When Daniel seeks out his aunt Alice she enlightens him about Richard, the much-missed brother of Rebecca and Charles. And Stephen finds a vital clue in Raymond's history.
Raymond is persuaded to recuperate at Alice's London flat after a mild stroke. Daniel and his mother hear the extraordinary wartime story of Edith, Violet and Grace. Esther makes some exciting discoveries about her ancestors.
Daniel's father reluctantly agrees to gather with his family for the first time in 15 years, and Daniel is surprised to uncover a scintillating world far removed from his dull life as a surveyor - a crucial experience which helps him understand his past.