From bestselling author A. N. Wilson, a Christmas delight: the little known story of the Christmas tree that stands in Trafalgar Square each December.
Every year, a huge Norway spruce, twenty metres and more in height, is erected in Trafalgar Square. Many who see it must take it for granted, assuming it, like so many others, is merely marking the arrival of winter and Christmas festivities. 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.
Richly illustrated, The King and the Christmas is a warm Christmas fable of human courage and friendship between nations; a delightful Christmas cracker for all of us, young and old, at Christmastime.
A. N. Wilson holds a prominent position in the world of literature and journalism. He is a prolific and award-winning biographer and celebrated novelist. He lives in North London.
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