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The Carmarthen Chronicles

From Book 1: West Wales 1843: The daughters of Rebecca are marching, breaking down toll gates that circle Carmarthen. Cantankerous veteran, Thomas Lewis, is tormented by nightmares of the wars against the French in Spain and the Low Countries nearly thirty years earlier.

The Welsh countryside is in turmoil; livelihoods destroyed by unfair tithes and taxes. The workhouse provides a starvation diet for the “deserving poor”. The people’s fight for fair-handed justice has begun.

Carpenter’s apprentice, clever but cautious Will, grapples with resentment that he will not inherit the family farm. Will’s jealousy increases when his handsome, radical older brother falls in love with his best friend, Ellen.

Could telling Will the story of his campaigns and battles with the 44th East Essex Regiment help Thomas find peace?

What will become of Will and his family? Protestors risk transportation or execution by a government scared Britain might follow France into revolution.

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