London, 1794. Revolution creeps across the channel, coffee houses seethe with gossip and the City is full of upstarts, émigrés and speculators. But even in unruly times, daughters need husbands. For five City men, the question is how to get them.
In the shadow of Tyburn gibbet, a dusty pianoforte workshop receives a visitor. A man, representing an unscrupulous band of City speculators, requires a pianoforte and a charming teacher to help find titled husbands for all their daughters. It seems an innocent enough plan, but these are subversive times and even a piano lesson isn’t exactly what it seems.