Max Maartinesz is a history professor. He is single and lives alone. Make of that what you will, is what he would say. His life is by and large ordered and very comfortable. But he always has the distinct impression that something is missing. Perhaps a bit of spice?
Lillian Selby is a librarian. She works at the Manchester Central Library. She lives alone in a small maisonnette in Rusholme, which has been her home since she was an undergraduate at university. Her life is quiet, ordered, mostly solitary, quite mundane.
Then they both go on the most hair-raising, life-threatening adventures, through the maleficent offices of Propitious Peregrinations ®. Although their separate experiences occur a quarter of a century apart, they learn that they have more in common than one might think.
For instance, each took the trouble to set down in writing, for the edification of the general public, an account of their tribulations. Each also formed life altering connections that were equally all too abruptly severed.
Now Max and Lillian proceed together on a common quest to tie up loose ends left hanging from their previous sojourns. Dare we hope that, this time, they might experience truly propitious peregrinations? Frankly, what are the odds?