Manchester in the 1960s is a man’s world. Yet Connie Campbell has defied convention and built a successful career in the city. Proud of her working-class roots, she still lives in Ardwick; a community now condemned for demolition. A fighter, Connie battles to protect the neighbourhood she loves. But can she overcome the arrogance of the planners and the corruption of business and political elites?
Will Connie’s own search for love end in anything other than betrayal and disappointment? Will the ultimate price of her professional success be the denial of her personal happiness? Connie’s story is Manchester’s too. A time when social and political change is transforming the city and its people. Whilst bringing the promise of opportunity and freedom for many, will it destroy the traditional values of the city’s proud, working class communities?