Wheelchair bound twelve-year old Connie and her brother, Charlie-Mouse are being forced to move house, as the Vicarage they live in is schedule for demolition. Convinced that the building is steeped in history, they discover a way of travelling back in time with the help of Wendy the Wendlewitch, determined to uncover evidence to save their home.
The children arrive in 1940s Britain where they meet Kit and Bert, evacuees from London, who are living in the village with their aunt and uncle. After Connie explains what they are doing there, the four of them become good friends. However things get shaken up when school bully, Malcolm, follows them into the past and then goes missing during an air raid.
Will the children ever see Malcolm again? Will they save their home? The story is to be continued in a sequel.
As well as being an exciting adventure, Whirl of the Wheel contrasts life now with the way things were during the war years, and teaches the reader about what it was like for children to be away from their parents during such a dangerous time. This is an ideal gift for both a son and daughter, or grandchild. (Age 8+)