Description - Ludden by Les Marles
These are changing times in the nineteenth century England; the railroad is heading North and money barons are moving in buying up land. If that wasn't enough to bring tension between the Ravensfields and the Cheverton-Lambs - two wealthy families in Yorkshire - there are murdered women, a spate of rash hangings, deaths in the mines, compulsory purchase orders ...and there's Guy Cheverton-Lamb, freshly recovered from the Charge of the Light Brigade and Ruth, Edgar Ravensfield's young wife. At the centre of the tension is Edgar Ravensfield's railroad gangmaster, the rough-edged Scotsman, Lom Mckinnie. McKinnie will stay as long as the railroad takes to get to completion - bonuses pay well and there are the women - but there's trouble brewing; the Irish navvies are growing tired of the way they are treated and Mckinnie's philandering isn't confined to the prostitutes. Ludden is a powder keg of a novel. A welcome addition to period fiction.
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(234mm x 156mm x 29mm)
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Author Biography - Les Marles
Les Marles began writing in his spare time while employed as a site engineer in Nigeria in the eighties. He wrote children's stories that his children loved. Then after joining a creative writing group he moved on to adult fiction. He is divorced and lives in Yorkshire.