After the Wakefields discover their dead father squandered all the family money and re-mortgaged the family home while he worked abroad. Xania looks after all the family members in her house on the Marsh. She is terribly burnt after trying to save her brother from a fire and all looks grim until Great Aunt Cecily dies leaving them all multi-millionaires. The whole family move into their ancestral home in the champagne province of Champagnette, nr Champagne, Northern France. But Xania has a difficult time settling. She misses Little Bringham very much. There are family issues, and tensions, and a long lost half sister makes her decide it’s time to return home to Little Bringham, where the birds sing all day, and nature is at its best in the village where time forgot. She leaves her stately home, her life of splendour to return home. To a life she is used to which is priceless. To here the cuckoos in the morning, to see the swans gliding up and down the stream not far from her home. Where houses never go up for sale because no one ever wants to move. Contentment. The Wakefield Family experience a rollercoaster of events and situations making it a compelling read. It has its humorous, serious and emotional moments. Their journey through life.