1867: The village of Little Creek in the long winter of 1867
1865: An alcoholic father, threats from gangs – Irene Angel hasn’t got an easy life
1862: A brother and sister are separated by poverty but the boy has to flee to New Zealand leaving his sister behind
1872: A girl clutches a button box and dreams of opening her own shop
1850s – 1870s: A young baby is abandoned in an alleyway in London..