The Cinder Path

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The Cinder Path is a novel by Catherine Cookson and a 1994 film directed by Simon Langton and based on the novel.

Plot introduction[edit]

In the English countryside of the early 20th Century, the working-class protagonist must deal with a cruel and tyrannical father and later with a romantic tangle and a problematic marriage. He must keep, as well, a dark secret which must stay hidden at all costs.

Later, he is taken into the British Army fighting on the Western Front of the First World War, where the shadows of his past pursue him and lead to a shattering climax.