"Adams' words are superb... beautiful and moving." Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
It is 1594 give or take, and Judith and Susannah Shakespeare, the ancient and modern faces of a woman's right to choose anything at all, communicate fitfully between Stratford and the Terra Incognita north of Walsall.
Susannah is considering running a make-over business from home, to support the family's parlous financial embarrassment since father hit his writer's block and came home to mope, curse, and star in a documentary as an ageing Goth.
Judith has a Strong Wish for Wings, however, and a passion to elude parental care as well as anything resembling a corset. She garners a certain sort of worldly wisdom romping with exotics in the Little Bromwich area, while her sister works her way through various rural issues and menages, encouraging clients to get a grip.
Frequently oblivious to any of the real issues, both accidentally amass a fine collection of plot lines, and agree to continue the family oeuvre under cover.
Maybe art will pay in the long run, although it's unlikely.