Every year, a huge Norway spruce, twenty metres and more in height, is erected in Trafalgar Square. The London tree, however, tells us the story of a very remarkable King, of the brave, indomitable people of Norway, and of the British people's fortitude during the second world war.
Then she finds Takeshi, a bereaved husband whose own daughter has stopped talking in the wake of their loss. What happens next will warm your heart, even when it feels as though it is breaking. For when you've lost everything - what can you find .
Debbie's mum Maeve's grip on reality is increasingly tenuous, and she spends her days recording her dreams, which are more real than her daylight hours. This world is Debbie's normal, but she is about to step into life as a university student in Dublin.