Lillian Vickers, a pretty working class girl, is sent to work at a young age on a farm in Ludborough, Lincolnshire. It is around the start of the 20th century. In Lillian we follow her story as she negotiates her way through life: marriage, motherhood, the trials of family, and health. Through the eyes of her daughter, Dorothy Blake, we see the vicissitudes of family bonds, both strong and wicked, and how they stretch relationships between illness and healing, from blame to forgiveness. Lillian is a heartfelt story touching on pathos but always drawing back to a hope that is held in continuation and in the future.