The Robinson Family--mother, father, two teenage sons and a six-year-old daughter who is everyone's favourite--are a typical Christian family -- or are they? Does life behind the front door of the tall, thin Victorian semi-detached where they live match up to (or even vaguely resemble) the image they convey at their parish church? -- Does anyone's? The one person who knows the Robinsons almost better than they know themselves is dear Dip Reynolds -- trusted friend-extraordinaire who has a few surprising secrets of her own to reveal . . . .