A provincial newspaper office in the 1970s - and another day of chaos in the the cuttings library. Files all over the floor, phones left ringing. And where is Lucy, the librarian? Her life (when she finally arrives), and the lives of the journalists who take refuge in her muddled retreat, turn out to be as confused as the library itself. Into this comfortable little world steps Lesley, Lucy's new assistant. She's young, bright, and she wants system and order. She wants things to change.