ISBN: 9780905559834 Publication Date: 27 October 2004 Publisher: Greencroft Books, Newport Format: Paperback, 210 x 148 mm, 432 pages Language: English
♥ English Book of the Month: January 2005 Part four of a saga following the story of the mistress of a north Pembrokeshire estate whose sympathies with and involvement in the activities of the Rebecca rioters lands her in deep troubles. A sequel to On Angel Mountain, House of Angels and Dark Angel. 1 black-and-white illustration and 1 map.
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Author Biography: Brian John turned to fiction in 2001 after 40 years of writing on many topics, ranging from university texts to collections of Welsh jokes. He completed his Saga of five volumes about Martha Morgan in 2005.
Further Information: This is the fourth novel in the acclaimed "Angel Mountain" series. Before publication it was already a success, and it has now been reprinted. Because the book deals with the Rebecca Riots, it is attracting a new readership – on top of the "cult following" which the series already has among readers in Wales and further afield.
In this book the heroine, Mistress Martha Morgan, is middle aged, and while she is not exactly at a loose end, she decides that she wants to make the world a better place. Almost inevitably, she gets sucked into the intrigues and the violence associated with the Rebecca Riots. The story – which is the most popular one yet among faithful readers of the saga – interweaves the happenings in the lives of Martha's family and servants with the great social and political upheavals of the day. There are many moments of pathos and high drama – but also a good deal of humour, for whatever life flings at her, Mistress Martha always comes up smiling...