Conchita turns to Nan for help in dealing with her unwanted pregnancy. Nan, who has been kept on a short leash as far as money goes, opens her heart to her and says she would like nothing better than to turn back the clock to a time before her marriage. She asks Julius to give her the £500 Conchita needs and he eventually does so. Her misunderstanding of the situation leads to a major row. Sir Helmsley has taken an interest in Laura Testvalley but her friend Jackie warns her there are several women in his life. Nan and Virginia's father has had a run of good luck and has re-established his fortune, going into business with Lizzie's husband Hector Robinson. Seadown decides that he had better start being nice to Virginia. Nan goes to London to visit Lizzie and stays for four months leading to a good deal of gossip. Her regular visits to the House of Commons to see Guy add to the chatter.