HERTFORDSHIRE, 1928. The paths of Tom and Alice collide against a haze of youthful, carefree exuberance. And so begins a love story that finds its feet by a lake one silvery moonlit evening. PARIS, 1939. Alice is living in the City of Light, but the pain of the last decade has already left its mark. LONDON, 1986. Bequeathed an old portrait from her grandmother, Kate Darling uncovers a legacy that takes her to Corsica, Paris and beyond.