Two heroes return home from the First World War. Lawrence of Arabia is a leader without an army. Robert Graves is a poet who can't forget. Suffering the aftermath of war and foreseeing the dawning of new ones, the Oxford Roof Climber's, the Benevolent Order of, lays siege to a sleepy university town. A stand against stands, a dare to end all daring, a doing that protests all doings; the two haunted men - armed with a talent for practical jokes - grasp at love and dare to imagine a new world. The Oxford Roof Climber's Rebellion, despite its harmless beginnings, brings the Arab Revolt dangerously close to the heart of the Empire.