In the winter of 1952, newly wed Isabel Carey arrives in a Yorkshire town with her husband Philip. As a GP he spends much of his time working, while Isabel tries hard to adjust to the realities of married life. One cold night, Isabel finds an old RAF greatcoat in the back of a cupboard. Once wrapped in the coat she is beset by dreams
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"In the dark she slid back the curtain again, and there he was.
The street-lamp lit him and he raised his hand to the window again, but this time he didn't tap on it. He spread out his hand flat on the glass, all the while looking at Isabel.
She clutched the coat to her. Her brain was still fogged with the noise of engines. She shook it, but the sound would not shake out.
He was looking at her intently, waiting for something."
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