Don’t leave your love story unwritten
It’s 1965 London. Jennifer Stirling (Shailene Woodley) returns home to her husband Laurence (Joe Alwyn) after a stay in the hospital. They’re wealthy from the stuffy upper crust of society. It’s a loveless and childless marriage. He’s controlling and she’s pining for escape. The couple goes on vacation. Reporter Anthony O’Hare (Callum Turner) arrives to interview Laurence.
In modern day London, Ellie Haworth (Felicity Jones) is a dissatisfied single young woman. She’s been assigned to write a biography for a former editor of her paper who has recently died and left her archival material with the paper. In here, Ellie finds a mysterious love letter which intrigues her to investigate further………
A pair of interwoven stories set in the present and past following Ellie Haworth, an ambitious journalist who discovers a trove of secret love letters from 1965 and becomes determined to solve the mystery of the forbidden affair at their centre. As she uncovers the story behind Jennifer Stirling, the wife of a wealthy industrialist, and Anthony O’Hare, the financial journalist assigned to cover him, Ellie’s own love story unfolds with the assistance of an earnest, endearing archivist who helps her track down more letters.