Set in North Wales during the stirring Georgian period, The Ebb and Flow is a sweeping saga of power and corruption, friendship and loyalty, love and hate. Owen Tudur, the trusty Welsh steward to Sir John Littleton-Jones struggles with his increasingly divided loyalties and troubled conscience. Yes, he has pledged unwavering allegiance to the amoral Sir John and his desire to create the greatest slate and copper mines in the world, but his heart firmly belongs with his people on The Isle of Anglesey. Their daily hardships and poverty are the direct result of the greed and ambition of their unwanted English overlords, who are spawning a new class of slave just as the government abolishes slavery throughout the Empire. The plot centres on the bitter rivalry between Sir Littleton-Jones and Earl Lloyd-Williams and Owen's passionate and dangerous love for Sir John's wife, Lady Elizabeth. The strategic business agreements in a secret document add a thriller-like element as the downtrodden wives conspire against their powerful and dominant husbands. When family and friends are murdered one by one, and events converge, there can only be one course of action left open to Owen. This is a fine story from no.1 bestselling author, David Edwards, rich in human interest, be it the feudal relationship between the English and the Welsh or the bonds that link family members, master and servant, woman and man. Edwards deftly creates a backdrop based on socio-historical realities - the growth of the Welsh nationalists and their Chapel, their deep-seated resentment of their English 'masters' and The Church. In the battle for moral justice and self-determination, how many lives must be lost as the Welsh fight for their autonomy and freedom?
|Publisher:||Author Essentials (Indepenpress)|
|Product dimensions:||5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.54(d)|