Book List in Order: 31 titles

  • The raven-haired beauty in the stagecoach looks every inch the French aristocrat she claims to be. But she is nothing of the sort. She is Moll Walbee, and she has left her reputation as a notorious pickpocket far behind her in the slums of Paris. ...


  • 1839. The queen's realm is in the grip of revolutionary fervour. John Frost, idealistic and charismatic leader of the South Wales Chartists leads his dispossessed followers to Newport. Similar risings are planned throughout the land. these will sig...


  • Set in the ironmaking town of Merthyr Tydfil, The Fire People is the story of Dic Penderyn who in 1831 became the first Welsh Martyr of the working class. Hanged for a crime that he did not commit, his story is told in this powerful novel whi...


  • An epic of the days when personal honour and patriotism were moreimportant than any one man's life. John Regan has a secret mission crucial to the success of the infamousUnited Irishmen's Rebellion of 1798.A thrilling historical adventure for younger...


  • Britain in the mid-1980s is a country in the grip of a brutal fascist regime. There is rioting in the streets, cold-blood massacres by extremist political groups, attempted coups by liberating forces based on the continent.Mak Seaton is a senior civi...


  • Set against the background of the Chartist rebellion, LAND OF MY FATHERS is a heartfelt evocation of the greatest iron town in the world, Merthyr, and of the people who made it so: foundry-owners and workers, immigrants, fortune-hunters, idealists, p...


  • Jim Driscoll, adopted Welshman, one of the greatest boxers who ever lived. Robust, hot-headed, a born fighter - and a legend in his own lifetime. Moving between South Wales, London and America in the early years of the twentieth century, this is t...


  • James Alexander McAndrew is an artist, a raconteur and a drunk. A roarer who fights his way through every pub in Tiger Bay to become a bouncerin Toulouse-Lautrec's Montmartre. Yet despite his restless nature and his wild adventures, he still longs of...


  • The Isle of Man is a Fairy place. If you know where to look, you may still find the little people, as they are called. On the Island lived a Chinese boy, Hu, with his father and his dog Kau Kau. One day Hu's father said that he was going to Liverpool...






  • The people who inhabited the dockland area of Cardiff, know as Tiger Bay,have engraved their personalities on the very air of Bute Street and, under Alexander Cordell's vivid pen, the streets are crammed again with everycreed and nationality; from pr...


  • The men of the North Wales slate quarries lived dangerous, unhealthy and underpaid lives; as a boy Toby Davies joined them. The quarries taught him precious truths about poverty and exploitation, but Toby also learned of love from the two beautiful...


  • An enthralling story of high adventure, ambush and pursuit, plot and counterplot during the ill-fated United Irishmen Rebellion of 1798.When seventeen-year-old John Regan takes on a mission entrusted to him by his dying father, he rides through an I...


  • The cauldron of revolution is boiling over and igniting the passions of the people of Ireland. The year is 1798 and seventeen year old John Regan faces danger and even death as he struggles alongside the leaders of the rebellion as they attempt to ca...


  • Mei Kayling, a member of the Chinese Red Guard and undercover agent, must lead a column of refugees across the mountains of China into Hong Kong, a perilous journey through villages blasted by an apparent nuclear explosion. It soon becomes clear that...


  • Born into the appalling deprivation of Nineteenth Century Ireland, Jess O'Hara and his high-spirited sister, Karen, flee their impoverished homeland to seek a new life in America. Exhausted after a nine-week crossing in an overcrowded, disease-ridden...


  • Orphaned by a tidal wave which claims her parents and her home, Ming Pei Sha is at the mercy of a world of human squalor and degradation. Destitute, she sells her body in a loveless match with an old businessman desperate for a son. Pei Sha witnesses...


  • John Macmasters is an expert in the highly specialised skill of defusing explosives. his is the most nerve-racking job of them all - face to face with the possibility of a sudden and violent death. But in times of war new weapons must be tested. Macm...


  • Undoubtedly influenced by the political success of the Chartist Rebellion in Britain, the French people, suffering under a new aristocracy, besiege Paris and maul the magnificent Tuileries.Fearing a repeat of the Terror of 1789, King Louis Philippe f...


  • The latest in the classic saga of nineteenth- century Wales. Wales 1880: Young Tom Mortymer, son of rich industrialist Iestyn Mortymer, has turned his back on his inheritance for a gipsy existence with his young Romany wife, Jen Wildflower. In tim...






  • Iestyn Mortymer, captured during the chartist Rebellion, is tried at the Monmouth Assizes and sentenced to twenty-one years transportation for crimes against Her Imperial Majesty Queen Victoria. Torn from his young wife Mari, he is exiled to Afghanis...


  • Hong Kong in the nineteenth century: a heady, overwhelming mixture of worldly commercialism, moral corruption and Eastern tradition. Into this strange and exciting world, on board the S.S. Mongolia comes Milly Smith, daughter of a Hong Kong tycoon, d...


  • Iestyn Mortimer, ex-Chartist rebel, returns to set up a new life in Wales under a false identity with his Afghan lover Durrani and their son Suresh. But Durrani's grandfather, the King of Kabul, wants Suresh returned to Kabul to take the throne, with...



  • Brunel, Stephenson, Locke and Vignoles - these were the magic names.And under them 10,000 laboured, blasting, shovelling and digging, changing the contours of Britain for a new age of railways. Among them is Nick Wortley, whose love for the daughter ...


  • It is the time of the Rebecca Riots when economic turmoil and unjust taxes have left the communities of south Wales in dire poverty with many on the brink of starvation. A time when young men ride through the night smashing and burning the symbols ...


  • Set in the grim valleys of the Welsh iron country, this novel begins the saga of the Mortymer family - a family of hard men and beautiful women, all forced into a bitter struggle with their harsh environment, as they slave and starve for the cruel En...


  • Mostyn Evan and his family, miners turned bargees, wage a glorious but hopeless struggle against rapacious coalmasters, Irish navvies, the ravages of cholera, and the bullying illegal Unions. As they ply their trade between the furnaces of Cyfart...


  • Hywel Mortymer's story begins in 1800 when he is 16, and a dramatic change in fortune leads him, innocent and inexperienced, to a brutal and dangerous life working in the coal mines. In the mines children can be horribly maimed in devastating gas exp...


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    From the Spanish sierras to the French Pyrenees, one desperate cause unites them.As the stromclouds gather in the passionate fight against the Fascists, a young Spanish countess and a trained american assassin join forces with the partisans in a desp...






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    The Long March was an extraordinary feat of human endurance. Lin-Wai, a young doctor newly recruited into the Red Army, is caught up in the breakout of the followersof Mao and their ensuing flight. The marchers struggle on through pain and suffering,...