The Fire People
By Alexander Cordell
First published in 1972 and now available as an eBook, The Fire People is a rousing historical drama from the bestselling author of Rape of the Fair Country
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 which describes the events which took place during
the famous Merthyr Tydfil riots of 1831.
Alexander Cordell was born in Ceylon in 1914, was educated mainly in China and joined the army in 1932. After WWII, during which he served in France, he became a civil servant, spending three years in Hong Kong.
He wrote more than thirty novels including the highly acclaimed 'Mortymer Trilogy' - The Rape of the Fair Country, The Hosts of Rebecca and Song of the Earth. He died on 13 November 1997 aged eighty-three
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- Publication date:
07 Aug 2014
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Hodder & Stoughton