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In 1818 Hampstead, the fashionable Fanny Brawne is introduced to poet John Keats through the Dilke family.
Though Fanny's flirtatious personality contrasts with Keats' notably more aloof nature, she begins to pursue him after she has her siblings, Samuel and Toots, obtain his book of poetry "Endymion".
Despite her efforts to interact with the poet it is only after witnessing her grief for the loss of his brother Tom that Keats begins to open up to Fanny's advances, when he spends Christmas with the Brawne family.
After Keats begins to give poetry lessons to Fanny it becomes apparent that their attraction is mutual, however Fanny is nevertheless troubled in regard to Keats' reluctance to pursue her, for which her mother surmises, "Mr Keats knows he cannot like you, he has no living and no income."
Brown, who sent the valentine in jest, warns Keats of Fanny, claiming that she is a mere flirt playing a game.
The relationship comes to an abrupt end after Brown leaves for his summer rental with Keats, so that Keats may earn some money.
Though Fanny is heartbroken, she is comforted by Keats' love letters.
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