Jim Carver -- a tough, resolute war veteran, he returns from the trenches to build a better life for his family to find his wife dead. Archie Carver -- Jim's eldest son, smart, ruthless, he has a quick eye for financial profits and beautiful women. Elaine Frith -- seductive and ambitious, she uses her charms to snare the man she thinks will give her wealth. The First World War ends and the soldiers return to the peaceful Avenue. On the surface their homes look just the same but behind the carefully tended front gardens everything has changed and their families' lives in the next twenty years will be as turbulent as any they have known.
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R F Delderfield was born in South London in 1912. On leaving school he joined the Exmouth Chronicle newspaper as a junior reporter, where he went on to become Editor. From there 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. Many of his bestselling novels were later adapted for television. He died in 1973.
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