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Issue Details: First known date: 1960... 1960 The Catherine Wheel
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'The wind from Siberia as announced by the BBC came down Bayswater Road from the direction of Marble Arch…Searing skin, and petrifying metal and wood, it took possession of London and this early day of the new year. Gently, somehow sympathetically, with a secret sort of throb, my ears ached against it, but rather more drearily and with a sense of injustice my eyes watered as I narrowed them at the steely dark sky and swirling smoke. The centre of the universe! The brilliance of the winter season!

'Twenty-five-year-old Clemency James has moved from Sydney to a chilly bedsit on the other side of the world. During the day she studies for the bar by correspondence; in the evenings she gives French lessons to earn a meagre wage. When she meets Christian, a charismatic would-be actor, she can see he’s trouble—not least because he’s involved with an older woman who has children. She is drawn to him nonetheless: drawn into his world of unpayable debts and wild promises.

'First published in 1960, The Catherine Wheel is Elizabeth Harrower’s third novel and the only one of her books not set in Australia. In it she turns her unflinching gaze on the grim realities of 1950s London, and the madness that can infect couples.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Text ed.).

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Text Publishing , 2014 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Ramona Koval , essay

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Works about this Work

Projecting the Sixties : Mediation and Characterology in The Catherine Wheel Julian Murphet , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Elizabeth Harrower : Critical Essays 2017; (p. 112-122)
Addiction, Fire and the Face in The Catherine Wheel Brigitta Olubas , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Elizabeth Harrower : Critical Essays 2017; (p. 101-111)
Weather and Temperature, the Will to Power, and the Female Subject in Harrower's Fiction Kate Livett , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Elizabeth Harrower : Critical Essays 2017; (p. 71-85)
'The Wind from Siberia' : Metageography and Ironic Nationality in the Novels of Elizabeth Harrower Robert Dixon , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Elizabeth Harrower : Critical Essays 2017; (p. 54-70)
A Wrong Way of Being Right : The Tormented Force of the Harrower Man Nicholas Birns , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Elizabeth Harrower : Critical Essays 2017; (p. 38-53)
[Review] The Watch Tower [and] The Catherine Wheel Nola Adams , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , September vol. 25 no. 3 1980; (p. 108-113)

— Review of The Watch Tower Elizabeth Harrower , 1966 single work novel ; The Catherine Wheel Elizabeth Harrower , 1960 single work novel
[Review] The Catherine Wheel 1960 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 28 October 1960; (p. 10)

— Review of The Catherine Wheel Elizabeth Harrower , 1960 single work novel
[Review] The Catherine Wheel Eleanor Green , 1961 single work review
— Appears in: Biblionews , April vol. 14 no. 4 1961; (p. 5)

— Review of The Catherine Wheel Elizabeth Harrower , 1960 single work novel
Fiction Chronicle Harry Payne Heseltine , 1961 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , December vol. 20 no. 4 1961; (p. 474-491)

— Review of The Catherine Wheel Elizabeth Harrower , 1960 single work novel
Limited Skill Van Ikin , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , May no. 1 1980; (p. 10-14)

— Review of The Catherine Wheel Elizabeth Harrower , 1960 single work novel ; The Long Prospect Elizabeth Harrower , 1958 single work novel
Out of Print, Out of Mind Don Anderson , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 December 1988; (p. 88) Real Opinions : Polemical and Popular Writings 1992; (p. 145-147)
The Active Passive Inversion : Sex Roles in Garner, Stead and Harrower D. R. Burns , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 45 no. 3 1986; (p. 346-353)
Interview : Elizabeth Harrower Jim Davidson , 1980 single work interview
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 39 no. 2 1980; (p. 163-174) Sideways from the Page : The Meanjin Interviews 1983; (p. 247-262)
The Novels of Elizabeth Harrower Robyn Claremont , 1979 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 23 no. 11 1979; (p. 16-21)
Elizabeth Harrower's Novels : A Survey R. G. Geering , 1970 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 30 no. 2 1970; (p. 131-147)
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