Although Joanna love Joshua Radcliffe, she had only married him because she hadn't really had much option; she had realised* (*British) at the time that he didn't love her. And in a very short time they both had to admit that the marriage was a failure - their child dead, and Joanna the unwanted third in a triangle of which the other side was Joshua's glamorous secretary Angela. Now Joshua was suggesting that they separate for a year. Well, that was the commonsense solution to the problem, wasn't it? Wasn't it!