In 1913 suffragette Ameline Stroud-Sinclair and her husband disappear from their South London home under mysterious circumstances. The scene shifts to 1958, where Barney Carmichael, a former juggler turned private detective, is hired by Ameline's sister to find her.
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As the story unfolds between the two decades, we follow the fortunes of an unprincipled parlor maid, an unemployed alcoholic cook and a mysterious gentleman known only as Bob, all of whom are in some way linked to Ameline's fate. Added into the mix is the ex-juggler's schizophrenic, knife-wielding wife, but what part does she play in Ameline's story?