'Alexander Cordell has an ear for dialect, a genious for conversation.' - LORD PARRY The tenth in the much lauded Welsh sagas. Tom Mortymer, the son of wealthy industrialist Iestyn Mortymer, feels strongly about the exploitation of labour in the 19th century. He introduces the principles of the reformer Robert Owen to his own factories in South Wales in spite of strong opposition from other local employers. This is the story of Tom and his friends, and of his unwavering love for Jen Wildflower, a Romany girl.