Richard Wilde is 90 when he is told he has only months to live. Tormented by the past, he feels compelled to needs to write his life story before he dies. It's a story of love, pain and the terrible burden of secrets that he has carried for more years than he can remember. From his life on a peaceful Shropshire farm, to his years as a soldier and his desperate secret love for his brother's wife, a woman who loved him and left him, but never let him go. And interwoven throughout is the young woman who cares for him as he dies, whose life is forever changed by knowing him.