Troubador From Waterloo to Water Street

Released: 28/11/2019

ISBN: 9781838592417

Format: Paperback

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From Waterloo to Water Street

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West Wales 1843: Daughters of Rebecca are marching, breaking down toll gates that circle Carmarthen. Cantankerous veteran, Thomas Lewis, is tormented by nightmares of the wars against the French in Spain and the Low Countries nearly thirty years earlier.

The Welsh countryside is in turmoil; livelihoods destroyed by unfair tithes and taxes. The workhouse provides a starvation diet for the “deserving poor”. The people’s fight for fair-handed justice has begun.

In the Newport uprising three years earlier protesters were gaoled, transported and shot by a government afraid Wales might follow the path of revolution, like France.

Carpenter’s apprentice, clever but cautious Will, grapples with resentment that he will not inherit the family farm. Will’s jealousy increases when his handsome, radical older brother falls in love with his best friend, Ellen.

Could telling Will the story of his campaigns and battles with the 44th East Essex Regiment help Thomas find peace?

What will become of Will and his family?

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S E Morgan

Born to the sound of Bow Bells, I was taken to Wales as a baby by my Welsh father to his home in Bridgend. My family moved to Kidwelly outside Carmarthen and then to the Gwent levels. I studied medicine in Cardiff next and spent many years working in mental health. More latterly I became a senior civil servant and worked in older person's and mental health and veterans health policy.

Two years ago I decided to take time to indulge in my passions of walking, Wales, and writing. I now work to combine all three in historical novels set in Wales. Occasional potter, photographer, and painter: my aim is to develop those parts of my brain little used until now; while I still have the chance.

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