The Charioteer by Mary Renault

About the book

After enduring an injury at Dunkirk during World War II, Laurie Odell is sent to a rural veterans’ hospital in England to convalesce. There he befriends the young, bright Andrew, a conscientious objector serving as an orderly. Soon their friendship blooms into a discreet, chaste romance.

Reviewed by Sheet WI

Mixed reception. Some thought it rather slow and tedious yet others enjoyed the sensitivity of the writing. Very much a book of its time.

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