Ted and Denis are best friends, but in some ways their lives are world’s apart. Ted dreams of becoming a man and following his dad down the pit. Denis sees greater possibilities of a life far from all he knows. Both boys are drawn to Jean, a bold and spirited young woman from their village, but only one of them can win her heart.
As the youngsters face the challenges and responsibilities of growing up, the advent of war will change their lives forever.
A poignant tale of a bygone era, when working class mining families fought to keep hope and dignity alive, during a time of great social and political change.
From the acclaimed creator and writer of the classic television family sagas A Family at War and Sam, and former Coronation Street scriptwriter, John Finch. Previously published as Cuddon Return.
John Finch was creator and writer of many classic television series transmitted in the UK and internationally, including A Family At War, Sam, This Year Next Year, The Spoils of War and Flesh and Blood, and many others, with audiences exceeding 25 million. He was the first trainee writer on Coronation Street, starting with episode 24, and later became editor and producer. He also wrote and adapted many plays for ITV and the BBC, and was a drama consultant in the UK and abroad. He edited the Granada Television history, The First Generation.