On a winter's morning in 1915, a baby boy is quietly brought down to a Cotswold gamekeeper's cottage.
Fitzie is the love child of Miriam Lessore, the wayward daughter of the manor house. The father is rumoured to be the Prince of Wales - although one man knows different.
Brought up as their own by Patrick and Martha Davy, the gamekeeper and his wife, the scandalous truth will never be known.
Until Patrick returns from the war, his obedience to the old order gone, and ambitious now to become wealthy and independent. Until Martha joins Miriam in a business venture. Then, as the traditional divisions between squire and servant change, the pressures for the truth to be revealed become even more unbearable...