Penelope's mother died when she was a very young child and she was subsequently adopted by her mum's best friend, Aunt Jo. On the surface her life seems as normal as anyone's and yet underneath she is deeply confused. Why does she suffer such painful headaches, why does she remember things that can't possibly have happened to her, and why can she speak phrases of Latin when she has never been taught the subject?!. Sometimes she really believes she is going mad. And then when even her best friend, Piloo, starts talking about reincarnation it's almost more than she can bear. Penelope only wants to be herself, but in order to achieve that she has to look to her past and discover just who she really is. . . . .