For the residents of Harrowby Street, the blistering summer of 1947 brings a welcome respite after one of the worst winters on record.
Iris spends her days in a factory, bringing in much needed money after her father’s death. Her friend and neighbor Sheila, fearing for her and her son’s safety at the hands of her abusive husband, hatches a plan to flee for a new beginning in Australia.
Iris’s brothers spend their days playing in the street and listening to tales spoken by Archie, the local Rag and Bone man. Their days are content until a heart-breaking tragedy strikes, and their time begins to rapidly tick away. Soon they are caught in an adventure that will bring them closer together and change their lives forever.
As will all of the lives touched by the horse called Comet.