None but the Lonely Heart

By Richard Llewellyn
A PROTEAN author of wide talents, Mr. Llewellyn here gives us a case study of the London slums. Ernie Mott, whose abilities are spectacularly less than his longings, is apprenticed to a commercial artist. But Ernie has his mother’s talents rather than those of his artist father. His mother is a shoplifter — which is “only taking your rights from them as has more than they can handle.” The story is far from sordid, however, and the reader who will plow through the strong Cockney accent and a somewhat slow start will find a rich reward.