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Rape of the Fair Country
A touching and thought provoking tale of toil and hardship amid a passionate community of Welsh labourers
Alexander Cordell's finest novel recounts the saga of the Mortymer family. Living in the Welsh Valleys, their struggles of working for the English owners of the harsh iron industry are turned into a captivating tale of the passions and hopes of a resilient community.
A historical novel in turn funny and tragic, Rape of the Fair Country is an engaging and moving novel set against the beautiful Welsh landscape.
The first part of a trilogy, Cordell followed Rape of the Fair Country with The Hosts of Rebecca and Song of the Earth.
Rape of The Fair Country was chosen by Radio Wales presenter Roy Noble as his Welsh book of choice.