Turning the Wheel is, on the surface simply a travel book featuring places you can go to in the UK where interesting seasonal events take place. However, there is a vast amount more going on. This is such a layered, complex piece of writing that I'm tempted to say 'just read it'. Any attempt to break it down for review will inevitably do it a disservice.
...Kevan is one of the few (possibly the only) modern bard writing books about what it means to be a bard today. This draws me to his work, and I feel his contribution is very important for anyone on a bard path. While the focus of this book is not being a creative person, what you do get is an ongoing expression of how a creative person interacts with, and responds to their own experience. It won't tell you how to be a bard, but there is, if you will excuse the pun, a roadmap here for developing your own bardic life. For anyone stepping away from conventional, banal ways of doing, just reading about someone else's adventures is a source of courage and inspiration. Living unconventionally is hard work, and reading this book I felt a lot of gratitude for the sense of connection it gave me. The reminders that there are a lot of other people out there following the way of awen, following their dreams and their muses, and not being dictated to by the mainstream materialist, commercialist souless pap. There is also a great deal of thought provoking comment as Kevan reflects on the meanings of experiences so for anyone with a philosophical leaning, there's some good material for pondering here.