A New Book From Monty Dart and William Cross

With a full  transcript of Evan's Court Martial for offences against the Official Secrets Acts

 Below : Temporary Major ( substantive Captain) the Viscount Tredegar  : Royal Corps of Signals, attached Holding Battalion, Scots Guards

        About The Book

Evan Morgan, poet, artist, and escapist, the last Viscount Tredegar shocked his way through  Eton, Oxford, Rome, North Africa, Bali, Canada and America. The Bright Young Things of London’s Café Royal Society toasted him in aphorisms. Ogling dowagers indulged him whilst his straight-laced  huntin, shootin a’ fishin family, with Royal vestiges was shaken by his escapades. In the Great War he dodged rat-infested trenches on account of a weak chest, the bain of his existence. Claiming he was renouncing pleasure and his birthright, he turned to mysticism and Roman Catholicism, studying at Beda College, Rome, whilst acting as a Papal Chamberlain at the Vatican. 

Despite being gay Evan attracted iconic women and saw off two wives. He transformed the austere family pile of Tredegar House in South Wales for rave weekend parties and black magic rituals. Footmen in powdered wigs received houseguests from Hollywood stars to the Satanist Aleister Crowley.  Evan’s fall (like Lucifer) came after his Court Martial under the Official Secrets Act in 1943. His health crumbled, as did his family’s fortune. Here for the first time is a unique insight into Evan’s eventful world of eccentricity, travel and adventure. There will never be another Evan Morgan.



                               Evan's Folly in World War II

In World War II Evan  was working at Wing House, in the Special Section Carrier Pigeon Service. An incautious comment in front of two visitors from the Girl Guide movement (they were at Wing House as part of a  publicity campaign for the Guides) lead to his downfall. The irony is, that Evan, who claimed a special affinity to birds, should be brought down to earth by a carrier pigeon! This book will amuse and inform ‘Evanites’ with nearly 500 footnotes for scholars who wish to follow up his erratic but fascinating life.   

                                      Book Details

                                          Aspects of Evan is due to be published on 10 December 2012

                                                                      Book Midden Publishing

                                                                    ISBN 10  1-90591415-6

                                                                   ISBN 13  978-1-905914-15-9

For further information contact William Cross, by e-mail   williecross@aol.com