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Nat Hearn came back from the War to be assistan 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.

Reviews

Mr Delderfield's manner is easy, modest, heartwarming
<i>Evening Standard</i>
R F Delderfield is a born storyteller
<i> Sunday Mirror</i>
Sheer, wonderful storytelling
<i>Chicago Tribune</i>
It is always a pleasure to read R F Delderfield, because he never seems to be ashamed of writing well
<i>Books and Bookmen</i>
'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
<i>Life Magazine</i>