NO RESTING PLACE by Ian Niall

NO RESTING PLACE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

With a realism which admits sympathy, but no exoticism, this tells of a brood of tinkers, the six Kyle brothers, as they are persecuted by the local constabulary in a small, English village,- looked down upon by the townsfolk as a drinking, stealing, lying lot- which they are. It is Alec, with his crippled arm and his wild fits who keeps them in constant trouble, murders a gamekeeper. The police, unable to secure the evidence, jail him for six months on other charges, and on his release, Alec returns home to go through eviction, the death of his wife, and of his child- for which he is wrongly arrested. Again in jail, he suicides... The gypsy life- in a saddening, sordid rendition.

Pub Date: Sept. 14th, 1948
Publisher: Knopf