Ticket to Paradise
The Welsh Valleys, 1865. Impoverished smallholder Dafydd Rhys, his headstrong daughter Lisa and their family emigrate with friends to unknown Patagonia, at the tip of South America, where they are promised a life free from the pits and from punishment for speaking their own language. But can Dafydd find the strength to lead his people to overcome the tragedies and disasters they will face? Ticket to Paradise is historical fiction at its best, based on the true story of the mass emigration from Wales to the uncharted lands of Patagonia 150 years ago when a pioneering spirit was crucial. It includes a wealth of characters brought vividly to life who populate this tale of battles against injustice, bitter rivalries and the terrible forces of nature. At its core is the story of one family's quest to carve out a better life for themselves and their descendants.