Four years on a desert island -- and then home to England and the not so brave new world, torn by war. Nona had been marooned with a sturdy, honest carpenter on an island, back in 1938. After his death, she was rescued -- apprised of the war to date- and thrust back into life. On land, her ignorance of rationing, wartime slang and routines, keep her in constant trouble, and her experience on the island is of little interest to those harassed by war. She rebuilds her life around her chance to live in her old home and to repay her debt to the old carpenter through his son. Definite popular appeal.