This blog is created for the
followers of Brian John's Angel Mountain Saga of eight novels,
dealing with the life and times
of a very imperfect heroine,
Mistress Martha Morgan of Plas Ingli. She lived at about the same time as Jane Austen but struggled to survive in a very different world.
Total sales for the series are now over 80,000 copies.
Friday, 17 February 2012
Stagecoach travel in the bad old days
Purely by chance, having written a section into my new novel about the joys of long-distance coach travel around 1800 (Martha goes on a trip to the Lake District) I came across an excellent description of what conditions were like, near the beginning of Dickens's novel "A Tale of Two Cities." There is a chapter called "The Mail" -- well worth reading. And if you have a Kindle, or a Kindle reading app on your computer, you can download this one for free from the Amazon Kindle bookstore.......