1919. The war is over, but peace is yet to come. Edward is given an important job at the Peace Conference in Paris, but it means more lonely months away from Beattie. Fred's unit is sent to the Rhine, and Cook feels a guilty relief that her uprooting has been postponed. Laura's friend Ransley volunteers for a further six months, and rather than go home, Laura finds a new outlet. William looks for a flying job in the civilian world; and Sadie searches for a new role in a world turned strange.