It's summer 1939 and war is now seen as inevitable. Children are being sent from London to the safety of the countryside. Edward and Diana Macintosh continue their affair but realize it will be more difficult for them to see each other. His wife Viola wants their 16 year-old daughter Louise to learn to type and cook but she wants to be an actress. They compromise and Louise is soon in London sharing digs with a new friend, Stella. Edward gets a desk job in the RAF and Rupert decides to join the navy. He is thrilled to learn that Zoe is once again pregnant. Rachel's lover volunteers to be an ambulance driver meaning Rachel will have to visit her in London. Hugh still suffers from the wounds he received in the First war and remains with his father at the family firm. Tonbridge the chauffeur learns that his wife is living with another man and his son is not his own. Louise sees her father at the theater with Diana Mackintosh and realizes he has a mistress. By the summer of 1940, the ...