Set in 1665 in a village “Eyam” which is a real village in Derbyshire, England. A new reverend William Mopession comes into the village. The old reverend Thomas Stanley and Mopesson are not very compatible so there is a lot of tension between the two. The villagers’ don’t really like the change. Meanwhile, the local tailor buys a consignment of cloth from London to keep Eyam up to fashion however, that’s when things change. The cloth is wet and is rolled out to dry but it actually contains the plague. The story is set over a year and tells of the villagers’ bravery and commitment with the rectors help to keep the plague contained in the village at great cost to themselves.