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 paperback sales for the series are now over 85,000 copies, with 100,000 sold in all media.
Friday, 10 February 2012
Tollgates and toll houses
Those who are familiar with "Rebecca and the Angels" will know that tollgates and toll houses feature very prominently in that story. I found this very interesting image of a tollgate and house while hunting for something else the other day -- this one is from NE Wales, but we can be sure that many of those in West Wales looked very similar. It's difficult to imagine a whole family living in such a small house -- but we know that they did -- and that tollgate keepers and their families had a tough time of it, losing their houses and their possessions over and again as the riots built up to a climax. Well, if you side with the enemy, you should always expect trouble.....