Modern, original fiction for learners of English. A young man appears at the door and seems to be the answer to Marina's wishes. She and her husband Tom have moved from London to a quiet village, and Marina is bored with her life, as it seems she does nothing but housework. One day she wishes for somebody to help with the ironing, and the "ironing man" appears. Not only does he help Marina with the housework, but he also helps Tom realise just how important Marina is to him.