It's 1979 and Linda Tyler is the assistant cook at her local Chinese restaurant, engaged to a bank clerk in a small town called Withingdean, when she answers an ad in a music paper. Suddenly, she gets the job that everyone else in England wants. Within days she leaves behind her predictable existence, along with her fiance, and moves to London, starting work on NWW, a punk and new wave music magazine. Before too long, records by Blondie, Squeeze and The Clash are landing on her desk, and she's on the guest list for every concert in town. After that, the challenge for Linda is discovering who and what she loves most - her freedom, or the Australian photographer who's just walked into her life? When she finally works out the answer, though, she will also have to make the most important decision of her life.