The third volume in the tetralogy, and a much better book than its 1937 predecessor. The South Wind of Love. John Ogilvie, at the close of the war, meets Athens Langridge once again, and his affection deepens into great love. Mackenzie etches in a background of the rapidly changing world from 1917 on, and blends in subsidiary themes with expert ease. Intellectually, one travels from the bureaucracy of the war to the rebel fight for freedom, to communism, to the Italy of artist-eccentrics in retreat. Mackenzie is inclined to discourse at length, to lose his story thread, but none the less, this is a very readable book, observant, colorful, with a zest for life. Not too dependent on the early volumes for general interest.