The Dreaming Suburb [NOOK Book]

Overview

The lives of four families intersect in the first novel of master storyteller R. F. Delderfield’s Avenue saga, set in an English suburb between 1919 when one war has just ended and 1940 when another has just begun

In the spring of 1919, his wife’s death brings Sergeant Jim Carver home from the front. He returns to be a single parent to his seven children in a place he has never lived: Number Twenty, Manor Park Avenue. The Carvers’ neighbor ...
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The Dreaming Suburb

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Overview

The lives of four families intersect in the first novel of master storyteller R. F. Delderfield’s Avenue saga, set in an English suburb between 1919 when one war has just ended and 1940 when another has just begun

In the spring of 1919, his wife’s death brings Sergeant Jim Carver home from the front. He returns to be a single parent to his seven children in a place he has never lived: Number Twenty, Manor Park Avenue. The Carvers’ neighbor Eunice Fraser, at Number Twenty-Two, has also known tragedy. Her soldier husband was killed, leaving her and her eight-year-old son Esme to fend for themselves. At Number Four, Edith Clegg takes in lodgers and looks after her sister, Becky, whose mind has been shattered by a past trauma. No one knows much about the Friths, at Number Seventeen, who moved to the Avenue before the war.  

The Dreaming Suburb, the first novel in the Avenue saga that also includes The Avenue Goes to War, takes readers into the lives of these families as their hopes, dreams, and struggles are played out against a radically changing world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781480490420
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 7/22/2014
  • Series: Avenue , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 477
  • Sales rank: 312,710
  • File size: 839 KB

Meet the Author

R. F. Delderfield (1912–1972) was born in South London. On leaving school he joined the Exmouth Chronicle newspaper as a junior reporter and went on to become editor. 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, and his novels have been bestsellers ever since. Many of his works, including the Horseman Riding By series, To Serve Them All My Days, the Avenue novels, and Diana, were adapted for television.
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