All Over the Town
By R. F. Delderfield
R.F. Delderfield is at his best when portraying an observant slice of small town life - this book proves why he was one of the twentieth century's bestselling authors.
Nat Hearn came back from the War to be assistant editor and can carrier in chief of the Sandcome Clarion.
R.F. Delderfield takes the lid off small town life with a relish born of experience and reveals the politicking and doubtful but only too human motives that swirl round and through the sieve of a small local paper.
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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27 Sep 2012
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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