Eddie's dad is working nights. In the living room, Eddie is killing imaginary foes with his sword, whilst his mum Carol makes his packed lunch in the kitchen. There is a knock at the door and Roger, a charming but unsettling stranger from Carol's past invites himself in.
- The Saltmarshes of Lincolnshire. 1555. An isolated group of salt famers arrange illegal passage to Europe for an Egyptian family in hiding. But a love affair between Patience, a mute English girl, and Rumi the son of the Egyptian’s, threatens to destroy both communities.