When Noel Bostock - aged ten, no family - is evacuated from London to escape the Blitz, he ends up living in St Albans with Vera Sedge. The war's thrown up new opportunities for making money but on her own, she's a disaster. With Noel, she's a team.
Together they cook up an idea and Vee starts to make a profit. But there are plenty of other people making money out of the war and some of them are dangerous…