In 1796, impetuous Martha Morgan becomes the mistress of the struggling Plas Ingli estate, at only eighteen years old. Though she loves her husband David dearly, she is desperately lonely in a strange house, and her quick wit and cutting humour make her as many enemies as friends. There are mysteries surrounding the great fire that devastated the estate but Martha's questions about it remain unanswered. Nobody else seems to realise that their haughty servant Moses Lloyd, the disinherited son of the local squire, is not as trustworthy as her husband hopes. The local gentry think that Martha is far too clever for her own good and indeed it seems inevitable that she will fall into their trap which is designed to send her to the gallows. How can she possibly escape? A gripping tale in the tradition of Winston Graham?s Poldark, On Angel Mountain will entrance you.
Brian John is a prolific writer, with more than 60 volumes published to date, including folk tale collections, walking guides and popular science books. He has had a varied career as an Arctic and Antarctic explorer, geography lecturer, environmental activist, and writer. For thirty years he has run his own small publishing business, specializing in the culture and rural traditions of his native Wales. On Angel Mountain is his first novel.