Julia Hunter and Kate Bain have found true happiness with men
old enough to be their fathers. Julia organises her husband Hugh
and their cherubic twins with ruthless efficiency and Kate has
lived with James, for eight years,and although she refuses to marry
him, she's apparently devoted to him. Hugh and James, lifelong
friends, feel blessed indeed.
But age differences cannot be ignored forever and when James
accidentally knocks a fiercely independent spinster from her
bicycle a chain of events is set off in which many suppressed
discontents and frustrations emerge. Kate begins to seek out
friends of her own age and Julia's career begins to blossom just as
her husband's starts to decline ...
The tranquil lives of the men and the girls seem shattered as
new relationships develop and old anxieties surface.