Life is never simple when Cluny is around. Tall, lanky Cluny Brown doesnt seem to know her place. One day she has tea at the Ritz, just to see how other people live; on another, she stays in bed eating oranges to relax her nerves. Clunys aunt and uncle finally decide she must go into service. So Cluny becomes a maid at Friars Carmel, the estate of Sir Henry Carmel. But Cluny is still Cluny, and her personality has a very strong impact on the entire household at Friars Carmel, with enchanting and unexpected results.