Flowers of Vitriol
by John Wheatley
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.