The year is 1940. War is raging in England, but that doesn't faze the
wealthy colonists in Kenya. The "Happy Valley" set is far less
interested in world affairs than sexual affairs. Not to mention polo,
champagne and cross-dressing.
Then, Sir Jock Broughton and his exquisite (and considerably younger)
wife, Lady Diana arrive on the scene. They become quite chummy with the
group. There's Alice, who adores pythons and morphine. Jack, an old
peeping Tom. His wife, Nina, who's got a black servant on the side. And
Gilbert, a rich recluse "gone native."
But the sparks fly when Diana meets Lord Errol, the most notorious
womanizer in the colony. The lovers flaunt their passion in front of her
husband and his ex-mistresses. What begins as mischief ends in murder. And
the most shocking part is it's all true.