THE WHEEL by Alan White


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Alan White's Death Finds the Day was a war story with a hard emotional edge; his peacetime Wheel takes another turn. It is a patently romantic story, insistently intimate, which sometimes softens into sentimentality as it describes the love of Phil and Eileen. Unrooted, they find a cottage outside a Welsh village to settle and have their baby in; Phil becomes a potter, so taken up with his craft that he even goes to Bankruptcy Court rather than give it up. His wheel is taken from him; another is procured, along with the oven built by friends which will assure the continuance of his work. It is a slender story, hardly enough to make the reader ""look with awe at those in love"" as the author wishes. Negligible.

Pub Date: Jan. 23rd, 1966
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World