Lancashire, 1826. When Jennet and Titus are forced to move from their cottage into the centre of Blackburn to find work in the cotton mills, their lives are changed in ways they could never have imagined. When Titus is arrested and sent to prison for attending a Reform meeting, Jennet is left to fend for herself and things go from bad to worse as she finds herself pregnant and alone ? with another man?s child . . .