R.F. Delderfield


Born
in London, The United Kingdom
February 12, 1912

Died
June 24, 1972

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Ronald Frederick Delderfield was a popular English novelist and dramatist, many of whose works have been adapted for television and are still widely read.

Several of Delderfield's historical novels and series involve young men who return from war and lead lives in England that allow the author to portray the sweep of English history and delve deeply into social history from the Edwardian era to the early 1960s.

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Average rating: 4.17 · 13,391 ratings · 1,000 reviews · 49 distinct worksSimilar authors
God Is an Englishman (Swann...

4.08 avg rating — 2,827 ratings — published 1970 — 21 editions
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To Serve Them All My Days

4.30 avg rating — 2,450 ratings — published 1972 — 9 editions
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Theirs Was the Kingdom (Swa...

4.18 avg rating — 1,067 ratings — published 1971 — 17 editions
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Long Summer Day (Horseman R...

4.19 avg rating — 1,249 ratings — published 1966 — 23 editions
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Give Us This Day (Swann Sag...

4.21 avg rating — 708 ratings — published 1973 — 17 editions
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The Green Gauntlet

4.27 avg rating — 779 ratings — published 1966 — 22 editions
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The Dreaming Suburb (The Av...

4.11 avg rating — 693 ratings — published 1958 — 20 editions
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Diana

4.06 avg rating — 611 ratings — published 1960 — 19 editions
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Post of Honor (A Horseman R...

4.20 avg rating — 676 ratings — published 1966 — 21 editions
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The Avenue Goes to War (The...

4.28 avg rating — 682 ratings — published 1958 — 21 editions
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“The best thing for the inside of a man, is the outside of a horse.”
R.F. Delderfield

“One of these days the entire Western world will grind to a halt, its apparatus clogged with forms, files and memoranda.”
R.F. Delderfield, To Serve Them All My Days

“surely some of a nation’s wealth ought to be ploughed back into its population. From what I’ve seen since I came home precious little of our industrial profits are being invested in the welfare or the fabric of the country. Isn’t a compulsory education the key to a nation’s progress?’ ‘It’s”
R.F. Delderfield, Long Summer Day

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