Velvet is a laundress
in a Victorian steam laundry. With both her mother and father dead, she
is an orphan and has to rely upon her own wits to make a living. The
laundry's work is back-breaking and Velvet is desperate to create a
better life for herself. Then Velvet is noticed by Madame Savoya, a
famed medium, who asks Velvet to come to work for her. Velvet is dazzled
at first by the young yet beautifully dressed and bejewelled Madame.
But soon Velvet realises that Madame Savoya is not all that she says she
is, and Velvet's very life is in danger.