In 1960s Bristol, Susan's family is overshadowed with tragedy. A typically feisty seven-year-old, she busies herself being brave whilst her mother, Eddress, is struggling to find the courage to carry on. Though bound by an indestructible love, their journey through a world darkening with tragedy is fraught with misunderstandings. For how can a child begin to come to terms with death when faced by a wall of adult secrets, in a society where it is shameful to own up to feelings?
This is a deeply moving true-life account, told by mother and daughter, of how the spectre of death moved into their family and how hard they tried to pretend it wasn't there.