Saturday Historical Novelist Interview with Lazarus Carpenter


Awesome story…

writerchristophfischer

Lazarus author

Today I would like to introduce you to Lazarus Carpenter and his book  ‘Ballad of Penygraig’, which has an amazing story behind it. Welcome Lazarus, and please tell us about the concept behind your book. How did you get the idea?

This is the true story of a terrible tragedy that occurred in the village of Pantteg on the 25th February 1850. It is the story of ordinary working folk and how everyday events and accidents between them created havoc and changed the lives of two families forever while entering the annals of the valley’s history. The story was unknown to me and almost forgotten until when in 2004 I moved into Penygraig, ‘The House on the Rock’. Moving to Penygraig provided me with a sanctuary where I sought to recover from fleeting sadness in my life. I needed solitude at this time. Penygraig is three hundred yards…

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