When wealthy Sir Waldo Hawkridge inherits a Yorkshire country mansion from his uncle, he decides to have the house fixed up and use it as an orphanage. Sir Waldo is known as the Nonesuch for his unsurpassed prowess in sports, such as hunting, horse-riding and curricle racing, and when the neighbourhood hears of his impending arrival, all the young men want to be like him and most of the young, unmarried women want to land him for a husband.
One of the young women is a spoiled, exquisitely beautiful and flirtatious heiress, Tiffany Wield, who immediately charms Waldo's cousin, Sir Julian. Although Julian is not as rich as his cousin, he is an aristocrat and would bring great distinction to Tiffany were he to marry her. Sir Waldo realises how unsuitable a match Tiffany is for Julian and decides to make it his business to prevent his cousin from marrying her. He sets out to make her think he himself is interested in her, knowing that her ego will prevent her from seeing what he is really doing.
Meanwhile, he has become interested in her governess/companion, Miss Ancilla Trent, a very practical young woman who is just about the only person who can manage Tiffany's temper and soothe her raging ego.
The question is: can Waldo prevent his cousin from making a foolish match, and will he himself get the woman he wants?
This report prepared by Jˇhanna