John Wheatley

Biography

Writer, teacher, plumber. Taught English for many years, then trained to fix boilers! Have always written, but started writingf novel when inspired by the story of the wreck of the Royal Charter on the coast of Anglesey. Spend a lot of time on the isle of Anglesey, and my three books A GOLDEN MIST, FLOWERS OF VITRIOL, and THE WEEPING SANDS are all historical novels set on this beautiful island!

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Books

A Golden Mist
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,510. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
In 1859, The Royal Charter returning from Melbourne with a company of 500 and a cargo of gold, was wrecked at Moelfre on Anglesey. Only 40 survived. 150 years later Saffy Williams discovers that an ancestor lived in Moelfre at the time. Through the diary of Sophia Davis, on board ship, and the memoir of Richard Williams, the tragic and passionate tale of the lost treasure ship is told.
Flowers of Vitriol
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,570. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
It is 1817 and in Amlwch, copper capital of the world, discontent amongst the poor and the disaffected, is about to explode. Mine Superintendent, Tom Kendrick, brings his bride, the beautiful Cornish girl, Alys, 20 years his junior home to Amlwch. The arrival of the Irish sea captain, and his friendship with Kendrick, sets off an intriguing tale of love, jealousy, treachery and blackmail.
The Weeping Sands
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,640. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Three narratives of love and loss are interwoven in John Wheatley's novel which is set on the isle of Anglesey, Wales. Spanning 350 years, from English Civil War to present day, a ruined mansion provides the link between past and present. Meanwhile, the `weeping sands` of the title, the Lavan Sands, at the eastern edge of the Menai Strait provides a melancholy background to the novel`s events.