Alex George studied law at Oxford University and worked for eight years as a corporate lawyer in London and Paris before moving from England to the United States in 2003. He now runs his own law firm in Columbia, Missouri.
When Frederick and Jette must flee her disapproving mother in 1904, where better to go than America, the land of the new? By chance, they find themselves in Beatrice, Missouri. Not speaking a word of English, they embark on their new life together.