George Guthrie has dedicated his life to his lover, the celebrated artist Robert Glasgow, but at a price.
When Glasgow dies, the glowing obituaries make no mention of this hidden and most important relationship.
George has to come to terms with a life sacrificed to love which now holds no currency - a private grief for a public loss.
Uncle Frank, at the great age of 104, is edging his way out of life.
But not without posing a teaser to his surviving relatives - who is the Rose he keeps asking for in the hospital? When Mike discovers he has been left a dilapidated Shropshire cottage by his uncle, he and his wife Viv begin a trail of discovery leading them to the unexpected truth about this mysterious Rose.