An intelligent, witty, offbeat, and somewhat eccentric comedy based on the novel by Russell Hoban. Neaera Duncan (Glenda Jackson) is a writer-artist who specializes in children's books. But she has come to a creative crossroads and is wondering if she has what it takes to go on. Shy
Neaera lives comfortably by herself in a roomy London flat, and her only pal in the building is her enigmatic next-door neighbor Johnson (Richard Johnson). William Snow (Ben Kingsley) is a clerk in a bookshop who lives in a teeming boardinghouse populated by odd characters. William isn't happy at
the job or at the rooming house, but he is doing his best to cope. Neaera and William come ...