US author David Bridges will be visiting Pembrokeshire next month to research his latest novel which begins with an emigration to America from Pembrokeshire 1761.

Mr Bridges, will be in the county between September 2-6 and is inviting anyone who may be able to help to meet him over tea/coffee in Narberth Museum at 3pm to chat with him about his work and upcoming novel Eden's Clan.

His ancestor from Pembrokeshire was John Thomas and he is keen to particularly meet up with locals who may have the same surname.

Andrew Dugmore will be his tour guide and will take care of his research journey around Pembrokeshire, he can be contacted at or on 07801 579225.

Bridges' area of expertise is 1850-1950 American history. His first nonfiction book, The Best Coal Company in All Chicago (2003), is about the Best family, coal industrialists and philanthropists who impacted Chicago's history through the distribution of coal from 1908 until 1964. His second book, The Bridges of Washington County (2003), chronicles the Bridges family in Western Maryland.

His third book, Fighting with JEB Stuart: Major James Breathed and the Confederate Horse Artillery (2006), chronicle the life and Civil War trials and tribulations of Major James Breathed, Stuart Horse Artillery, CSA. The Broken Circle is his fourth book and first literary historical novel.

He is presently working on a new novel titled Eden’s Clan about his Virginia ancestry beginning in 1761. It focuses on seven kinsmen who fought together in the 8th Virginia Cavalry to preserve their Agarian/Appalachian way of life.

The novel utilises the Old Testament Book of Job to explore issues of faith in relation to suffering, the Creation and many other topics. The time period of the novel is 1850-1956, beginning in Burke’s Garden, Tazewell County, Virginia, and ending in Chicago at his great uncle’s corporation, Old Republic Life Insurance.