This collection begins with the tale of a boy with a musical talent driven on by his mother's ambition; Great Expectations always seem to end strangely don't they? Ah — England! A mecca for tourists from all over the world… and not only this one it seems. Then a different mother with the same proxy-ambitions for her talented balletic son… and he reaches breaking point too but finds relief with a little help from… well, from somewhere. Then a short one about a Nurse who finds a little love in a short affair; shorter than she might have imagined it turns out. Finally, the title story that takes us from Dorset to France; back in the history of Mother Church… and far further than that in Time… for some, the Quest goes on….