'Rebecca and the Angels' - Synopsis





the others

On Angel Mountain

house of angels

Dark Angel

Rebecca and the Angels

Flying with Angels

Guardian Angel


Conspiracy of Angels





Martha Morgan, the Mistress of Plas Ingli, has a premonition of grave danger to come. As the effects of poverty and starvation afflict the neighbourhood Martha tries to influence the corrupt Turnpike Trusts, who are compounding the miseries of the poor by building new and illegal toll gates and rigorously collecting tolls.
In 1839 the destruction of the tollgate at Efailwen triggers off a phase of rioting which spreads across West Wales. The riots are always led by somebody called "Rebecca", and the rioters are always referred to as "her daughters." For a time there is guerrilla warfare with the police and the army out-manoevred by men who know every inch of the countryside. Martha is never far from the action, and as the riots spread she and her family and servants are sucked into a murky world of intrigue and betrayal. With considerable heroism on the part of her nearest and dearest, and with not a little luck, Martha manages to keep out of trouble. But then she gets too close to the action. As the riots build to a climax, she decides on a final foolhardy gesture, and things start to go badly wrong..........

More Information
Rebecca and the Angels by Brian John, Greencroft Books 2004. ISBN 0905559 83 5. A5 paperback, 432 pp, £8.50.
Published 1st November 2004. Reprinted 2006. Total copies sold: 4,000.



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