It’s nineteenth century Swansea and the bustling town is dominated by several industries: coal, copper and iron. People at all levels of society must work tirelessly to maintain what they possessed; each did it in their own way, and inevitably many suffered in the process. Families are the mainstay of social order, and the desire to do well motivated many.
Edward Daniel is a man who wants to achieve wealth and social standing but lacks the personality to do so. Follow this very real character as he struggles to find his place in society and prove himself to be a man of substance. Fighting against fraud claims involving Swansea Town Council, juggling social and political aspirations and attempting to have a family, Edward’s life is one of many twists and turns.
This novel is an imaginative and captivating historical account that aims to ‘tell it as it is’ regarding the factual details of Edward’s life. Readers are invited to lose themselves in the past and witness the tribulations and celebrations in the life of this ambitious, determined individual.