For Sam Hamilton and Robert Scott, the world has changed greatly since their childhood. Now in their 50s, with families of their own, they are grateful to have work at a time when unemployment is rife. But they have little joy in their wives, and even less support when they are faced with the unhappiness of a son or daughter.
Set in the Ulster of the 1930s, For Many a Long Day continues the story of the Hamiltons and their friends. It focuses on the heartache of Sam's younger son and namesake, and the loneliness of Robert's beloved youngest daughter, Ellie.
This is a tale of courage and friendship, of disappointment and achievement, and ultimately of the triumph of love.