A HALF INCH OF CANDLE by A. Hamilton Gibbs

A HALF INCH OF CANDLE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Romance keyed to today's setting, in a Beloved Vagabond type of story of an artist and a lady in a Riviera hill town. She is a Russian emigree, the wife of his plutocratic brother, and when they fall in love, she goes to live with him. The brother returns there, uses their wish for freedom to marry as a lever to make them comply with his schemes, and when they refuse, he has his brother put under surveillance as a spy. The war breaks out, France is mobilized, and when the artist makes a stand for peace, he is stoned as a spy. Thinly spun, with old-fashioned charm over-generously applied, and with new fashioned cynicism coated over with sentiment. It may catch hold as different, readable, etc., but it is for rentals primarily.

Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 1939
Publisher: Little, Brown