Among the residents of a small Dorset town called Folly Down, an unlikely struggle between the forces of good and evil is taking place. For a single winter's evening, Time stands still and the bitter-sweet gift of awareness descends upon the people. Because Mr Weston the wine merchant has come to town and the advert atop his Ford van lights up the sky above the village. Whether the villagers choose to buy Mr Weston's light or dark wine is up to them.
T F Powys was a member of a distinguished literary family and the descendant of three generations of country parson. Although born in Derbyshire he spent almost the whole of his life in a remote Dorset village, where all his works were written. He died in 1953.