Blindingham Hall is the extensive country seat of Lord and Lady Effingham of Blindingham. Lord Effingham is no longer in residence, having moved to Monte Carlo some years ago with his team of nurses in order to benefit from the fresh sea air.
Ophelia, Lady Effingham, spends much of her time at Blindingham, where she indulges her many passions: among them, classical music, yoga, hothouse plants and the cultivation and education of her devoted staff.
Almost the lowliest of her staff is Rogers, the Third Under-gardener. Finding his own passion for classical music just beginning to awaken, he emboldened himself to seek a preceptress in his aristocratic yet strangely accommodating employer.
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