|| It's 1952, and after losing several jobs, twenty-year-old Rona reluctantly agrees to help her father run his bakery shop. Life in the small seaside town of Kirkham is quiet and uneventful, with many of the young lads still away on National Service, and Rona feels nothing will ever change. She dreams of working in Edinburgh or Glasgow, or even going to London to become a model, but her father will not hear of it. Rona was seldom down in spirits for long, however. This was the beginning of a new year—and who knew what might happen? Maybe, she told herself, romance was just around the corner?