Sam lives at home with his loving parents, sisters and brother. England is at peace at last, following the ravages of the Second World War, and is about to witness the advent of The Beatles and the social revolution of the 1960s.
As a boy, Sam loves riding his bike and playing in the large family garden. But beneath this happy exterior, there are things going round in Sam’s head which terrify him, which he can share with no-one and which he continues to carry through his adolescent years and into manhood.
Spanning several decades, Further Up the Beach is a profoundly moving story of personal identity, family life and intergenerational love and conflict. With powerful themes of social class, aspiration and a search for emotional intimacy between males, we go hand in hand with Sam in this unflinching, poignant and ultimately optimistic tale.