While World War II rages across the channel, reclusive writer Alice lives a solitary life on the seaside cliffs of Southern England. Her life’s work is using science to discredit myths and magic. One day, she opens her front door to find she has been assigned a young London evacuee named Frank to look after. Initially resistant, Alice is gradually won over by Frank’s innocent curiosity and the two realise they have more in common than she had assumed. As the painful past opens up a brighter future, this tells an intensely emotional story of love's endurance in trying times.