Alexander Cordell - Rape of the Fair Country - Hodder & Stoughton

Rape of the Fair Country

The Mortymer Trilogy Book One

By Alexander Cordell

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The first volume in Alexander Cordell's classic trilogy of mid-nineteenth century Wales.

The first volume in Alexander Cordell's classic trilogy of mid-nineteenth century Wales.

Set in the grim valleys of the Welsh iron country during the turbulent times of the Industrial Revolution, this unforgettable 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 English ironmasters.

But adversity could never still the free spirit of Wales, or quiet its soaring voice, and the Mortymers struggle on even as the iron foundries ravish their homeland and cripple their people.

Rape of the Fair Country launched the bestselling career of Alexander Cordell in 1959 and went on to sell millions of copies in seventeen languages throughout the world.

Biographical Notes

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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  • ISBN: 9781473603585
  • Publication date: 24 Jul 2014
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