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R. F. Delderfield

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Ronald Frederick Delderfield (February 12, 1912 - June 24, 1972) was a popular British novelist and dramatist, many of whose works have been adapted for television and are still widely read.

Born in London, Delderfield's family moved to Devon when he was in his teens, his father becoming editor of the Exmouth Chronicle, a local newspaper in Exmouth. Ronald himself took on the editorship in 1929. His first play was produced in 1937. Following service in the RAF during World War II, he resumed his literary career, but it was not until the 1960s that his novels took over in importance from his play-writing.

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