They came to England to start a new life – but the horrors of the past are never far behind . . . - In spring 1949, Felix Breit and his new wife Angela, both concentration camp survivors, join eight other families in a post-war experiment in communal living in the Dower House, an imposing Georgian mansion in Hertfordshire. But the closeness of community life can stir up petty resentments, personality clashes and inappropriate flirtations – at the height of this drama of sex and power, an unexpected figure from the past arrives with disturbing news .