Cheap Day Return
By R. F. Delderfield
Delderfield's magnificent novel of an affair that will corrupt a young man forever.
Kent Stuart left the West Country town of Redcliffe Bay more than thirty years ago, pursued by the guilt and shame of a scandal that cost him his youth and happiness.
Having led an exciting life as a photographer, Kent now returns to find a town that bears little physical resemblance to the one he left so many years before. Yet in spite of this, memories come flooding back of a young man swept up in a passionate affair with an older woman, which ended in tragedy.
And Kent must decide whether, by revisiting Redcliffe Bay, he can come to terms with the past and start anew.
R F Delderfield was born in South London in 1912. On leaving school he joined the Exmouth Chronicle newspaper as a junior reporter, where he went on to become Editor. From there he began to write stage plays and then became a highly successful novelist, renowned for brilliantly portraying slices of English life. With the publication of his first saga, A Horseman Riding By, he became one of Britain's most popular authors. Many of his bestselling novels were later adapted for television. He died in 1972.
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16 Jan 1992
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Mr Delderfield's manner is easy, modest, heartwarming — Evening Standard
R F Delderfield is a born storyteller — Sunday Mirror
Sheer, wonderful storytelling — Chicago Tribune
It is always a pleasure to read R F Delderfield, because he never seems to be ashamed of writing well — Books and Bookmen
'He built an imposing artistic social history that promises to join those of his great forebears in the long, noble line of the English novel. His narratives belong in a tradition that goes back to John Galsworthy and Arnold Bennett' Life Magazine — Life Magazine