The Dreaming Suburb

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Hodder, 2008 - Domestic fiction - 480 pages
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Jim Carver a tough, resolute war veteran, he returns from the trenches to build a better life for his family to find his wife dead.

Archie Carver Jims eldest son, smart, ruthless, he has a quick eye for financial profits and beautiful women.

Elaine Frith seductive and ambitious, she uses her charms to snare the man she thinks will give her wealth.

The First World War ends and the soldiers return to the peaceful Avenue. On the surface their homes look just the same but behind the carefully tended front gardens everything has changed and their families lives in the next twenty years will be as turbulent as any they have known.

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User Review  - etxgardener - LibraryThing

For some reason I'm getting notices of R.F. Delderfield books on me ebooks offers. I read most of these when they came out in the 1970's and they hold up remarkably well forty years later. This book ... Read full review

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User Review  - comixminx - LibraryThing

I have a sneaking fondness for Delderfield, whose books are not great literature or hugely revelatory, but who does write involvingly about people at a small scale - a village or an estate or, in this case, an Avenue in the suburbs of London between the wars. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

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 1973.

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