Period piece in the biography of a woman at home in many world and interested in all of them. Long-time friend of the famous Gurneys of Earlham, convert to the Quaker faith, wife and widow of the painter John Opie, a fashionable and internationally famous writer, a collector of famous people -- she was, all-told a likeable and vital sort of person, unusual in her adaptability and her genius for friendship. Specialized interest, definite Quaker appeal. The period is the last part of the 18th century; she was at home in artistic and literary London, official Paris and Quaker Norwich. She know everyone and divided her time between the fashionable world and the Quaker life, until she became Plain Friend. A picture of an unusual woman and an interesting background.