Endurance Proudfoot only wants one thing in life - to continue in the family business of bonesetting. It's a physically hard job, requiring strength, nerves of steel and discretion - it's not a job for a woman. But Durie is strong, stubborn and determined to get her own way. So, when she is banished to London with her sister, who is pretty, delicate and exactly the opposite to Durie in every way, Durie will not let it stop her realising her dreams. And while her sister will become one of the first ever Georgian celebrities, Durie will become England's first and most celebrated female bonesetter. But what goes up must come down, and Durie's elevated status may well become her undoing.