A perennial classic, THE CHRISTMAS TREE by Jennifer Johnston is the story of of love, legacy, and coming to terms with death.
'It is difficult to convey the marvellous quality of this book' Daily Telegraph
Constance Keating has lived a life of internal exile, alienated from her family and from Ireland.
Now she has returned to her family home to die. While that painful, messy process takes place she replays, like a home movie, the fragments of her past. And, as the festooned Christmas tree awaits its day, so Constance also waits, hoping her child's father will come and that the final outcome will be on her terms.