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.
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