England, 1978. The Winter of Discontent. Cold hearts seek comfort and poor souls look for love.
A woman nurses her dying father; a cleaner greedily devours her open university course in the fight for a better life; a career woman seeks the path that her life never took, and the loyal friend, always in the shadows, fears he will disappear one day and no-one will notice. We are in the lonely heart's column of life and ‘Save me' is the silent call that drifts from their aching bodies.
But wait. Help is on hand. Don John is here! Dangerous, naughty and irresistible,
Don John is a vessel for all our desires - a delicious chancer. He enters our lives and leaves us changed. Oh yes, he leaves us, for Don John belongs to nobody but himself and the devil!