Inspired by the true story of Eyam, a village in the rugged hill country of England. In the year 1666, a village self-isolates to keep the dreaded plague out. But an infected bolt of cloth from London brings it into the community and housemaid Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. The story is told by Anna as she and her fellow villagers confront the spread of disease, death and superstition. As death reaches into every household and the villagers turn from prayers to madness and murderous witch-hunting, Anna must find confront the disintegration of her community and the lure of illicit love.  A story that once read, is never forgotten.