Sir Randall Carlyon has made his wife Lady Sybille very unhappy. So unhappy that she wishes he would never return from his visit to London.
But when he does come home to Manningtree Manor he is very different to the cruel man she knew. He promises to please her and pleasure her in every way he can and Sybille is astonished to find herself falling in love with him.
Can this possibly be the same man, or has her godmother Afreda, who lives in the woods, performed some magic trick?