A new romance by Marina Oliver.
London 1906. Livvy faces several battles. Patients will not accept her as a 'proper' doctor. Politicians will not grant votes to women. And she can never marry Sir James while their beliefs are so different: he thinks letting women vote is wrong, and would never consider allowing a wife to work.
Livvy is ejected from a 1906 election meeting for daring to ask the candidate, Sir James Dunstone, if he supports votes for women. Meeting him socially she is both attracted to him and frustrated by his patronising views of women's abilities.
Sir James is surprised to discover Livvy is a qualified doctor, and horrified that she risks infection by treating poor people living near the docks. Though he comes to admire her mind and to enjoy discussing many political issues with her, there seems no way their views can ever be reconciled. Can there be any meeting between their minds?