'Sheer, wonderful storytelling' - Chicago Tribune - in this bestselling novel now being reissued as a Great Read.
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. He died in 1972.
'Seldom has the enchantment of young love been so tenderly drawn as in this story' -- Literary Guild 'A charming novel ... recaptures with refreshing simplicity the awkwardness, excitement and delights of youth.' -- New York Times Praise for R F Delderfield: 'R.F. Delderfield is a born storyteller' -- Sunday Mirror '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 'Seldom has the enchantment of young love been so tenderly drawn as in this story' -- Literary Guild 'Sheer, wonderful storytelling' -- Chicago Tribune 'Highly recommended. Combines tension with a splendid sense of atmosphere and vivid characterisation. An excellent read' -- Sunday Express 'A charming novel ... recaptures with refreshing simplicity the awkwardness, excitement and delights of youth.' -- New York Times 'It is always a pleasure to read R F Delderfield, because he never seems to be ashamed of writing well ... Today he is a bestseller wherever English language books are read' -- Books and Bookmen 'Mr Delderfield's manner is easy, modest, heartwarming' -- Evening Standard