An amateur theatre group in a Surrey town is putting on "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Story takes place in current day. Petra, an artist new to town volunteers to work on sets. She has inherited a house from a woman she didn't know, her mother's schoolmate. Hungry for info. about her parents who've died recently, she searches the attic to find some surprising pictures that lead her to discover some unexpected truths about her family. Ursula, the play's producer has her own struggles when her husband starts flirting with the star of the play. Other subplots. Shifting point of view made the story hard to follow at first. Lots of detail about small town life in England.