Imatge de l'autor

R. F. Delderfield (1912–1972)

Autor/a de To Serve Them All My Days

53+ obres 4,906 Membres 75 Ressenyes 18 preferits

Sobre l'autor

R. F. Delderfield also wrote the novels God Is an Englishman and Theirs Was the Kingdom in the saga of the Swann family

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Obres de R. F. Delderfield

To Serve Them All My Days (1972) 878 exemplars, 20 ressenyes
God Is an Englishman (1970) 682 exemplars, 10 ressenyes
Theirs Was the Kingdom (1971) 439 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Give Us This Day (1973) 322 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Long Summer Day (1966) 297 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Diana (1960) 239 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Post of Honour (1966) 228 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Green Gauntlet (1968) 225 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Dreaming Suburb (1958) 214 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Avenue Goes to War (1971) 207 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Seven Men of Gascony (1949) 131 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Too Few For Drums (1964) 124 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Farewell the Tranquil Mind (1950) 92 exemplars
Napoleon's Marshals (1962) 87 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Come Home Charlie and Face Them (1969) 85 exemplars
Return Journey (1967) 78 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Mr Sermon (1963) 75 exemplars, 1 ressenya
A Horseman Riding By: The Complete Series (1965) 70 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Imperial Sunset: Fall of Napoleon 1813-14 (1968) 68 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
To Serve Them All My Days: Book 2: The Headmaster (1973) 39 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Napoleon in Love (1959) 39 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Give Us This Day, Part 1 of 2 (1974) 33 exemplars
All over the town (1974) 23 exemplars
For My Own Amusement (1968) 23 exemplars
Stop at a Winner (1961) 16 exemplars
The Golden Millstones (1964) 13 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Retreat from Moscow (1967) 13 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Overture for Beginners (1970) 6 exemplars
The Unjust Skies (1962) 6 exemplars
There Was a Fair Maid Dwelling (1960) 5 exemplars
Under an English Sky (1964) 3 exemplars
Nobody Shouted Author (1951) 2 exemplars
Too Few For Men 1 exemplars
Tales Out of School (1963) 1 exemplars
Queen Came by (1949) 1 exemplars
The Avenue Story (1964) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

A Horseman Riding By [1978 TV mini series] (2015) — Original book — 16 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Carry on Sergeant [1958 film] (1958) — original novel — 11 exemplars

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Nom normalitzat
Delderfield, R. F.
Nom oficial
Delderfield, Ronald Frederick
Data de naixement
1912-02-12
Data de defunció
1972-06-24
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
UK
Lloc de naixement
Bermondsey, London, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
Sidmouth, Devon, England, UK
Causa de la mort
lung cancer
Llocs de residència
London, England, UK
Sidmouth, Devon, England, UK
Addiscombe, England, UK
Educació
West Buckland School
Professions
journalist
editor (newspaper)
playwright
antique dealer
novelist
autobiographer
Relacions
Delderfield, Eric R. (brother)
Evans, May (wife)
Organitzacions
Royal Air Force (WWII)
Exmouth Chronicle
Biografia breu
R.F. (Ronald Frederick) Delderfield was born in South London. The family moved to Devon when he was a child and he attended the West Buckland School. After leaving school, he became a junior reporter for his father's newspaper, the Exmouth Chronicle, and eventually rose to become its editor. He then began to write stage plays and became a highly successful novelist, renowned for his portrayals of slices of English life. His multi-novel sagas, including A Horseman Riding By (1966–1968), a trilogy consisting of Long Summer's Day, Post of Honour and The Green Gauntlet, made him one of Britain's most popular authors, and his books are still widely read. Many of his works were adapted for British television. His autobiography, For My Own Amusement, was published in 1972.

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British Author Challenge May 2023: Jan Morris & R.F. Delderfield a 75 Books Challenge for 2023 (juny 2023)

Ressenyes

R. F. Delderfield was not on my radar at all but I dove into Long Summer Day for the BAC. It was just a wonderful, sprawling novel about England at the turn of the century. Paul Craddock is home from the Boer War, healing from a leg injury, and wondering what to do with himself when his father's partner in the scrap iron business arrives to take charge. Craddock ends up as Squire of an estate in rural Devonshire. From there, life unfolds for Paul and the families that work the land. The story basically moves from the coronation of Edward VII to that of George V. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am looking forward to the next two books in the series as my own long summer days spread out.… (més)
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witchyrichy | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jun 9, 2023 |
A well done look at an English school for boys, taking place between the two world wars of the twentieth century. I never felt like putting it down, it kept me interested, even enthralled at times. Some of the slang confused me at first, but most became clear in the context.
 
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fuzzi | Hi ha 19 ressenyes més | Jan 21, 2023 |
I read this many years ago when I was in high school, but I could never remember the title until now (I knew the author). It was enjoyable but I sure can't recall the details. One of my first samplings of historical novels, I think.
 
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kslade | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Dec 8, 2022 |
I must confess to being very happy to finish this trilogy. It started out quite promising, book two less so, and book three very disappointing. Delderfield felt it was necessary to revisit every incident from the first two books, stopped for endless history lessons, and seemed at a complete loss as to what to do with all the myriad characters he had created.

I cannot help thinking there was a good germ of an idea for these novels that got buried early on. He invented some interesting characters that he just dropped, presumably because he either did not know what to do with them or could not fit them into his desire to pursue a historical thread Delderfield seemed to be determined to have a personal connection for each historical event of the century, and that required too many characters, for which there was far too little development. You could not care about any one character, because the author was too quickly off to someone else.

For me, there is one cardinal rule in fiction, that being that there must be consistency. You cannot tell me that a character is a certain thing and then have them do something that is contrary to that without offering me an explanation. I caught Delderfield doing this frequently.

Having a reading partner was a great relief. She brought a sense of humor to the journey, and she kept me willing to continue reading. So, thank you, Lori. On to better things!
… (més)
 
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mattorsara | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Aug 11, 2022 |

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Obres
53
També de
2
Membres
4,906
Popularitat
#5,120
Valoració
3.9
Ressenyes
75
ISBN
279
Llengües
6
Preferit
18

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