The Dream Room : Twelve-year-old David lives with his mother and father above a toy shop. On the same day that he hears the toy shop owner complaining that he can't sell model aeroplane kits anymore because kids nowadays are too lazy to glue all the pieces together, David's father quits his job. A few hours later, his mother comes home, having left her job too. So, David devises a plan - and soon the whole family is at home, putting model aeroplanes together. A wonderful summer ensues, suddenly interrupted by an unexpected visitor, his father's friend from the war. Hs arrival revives old feelings of loyalty, love and hatred -and ensures that nothing will ever return to a perfect state again . . .