Life didn't stop in the Avenue because the war had started . . .
Berni Carver joins up with the Commandos with his twin brother hoping they will serve out the war together.
Archie Carver is determined to end the war richer than when it started.
Elaine Fraser seizes her opportunity to live a little now her husband is out of the way.
War has broken out and the blitz will soon change everything in the Avenue. Many men have gone off to fight but others stay behind with less honourable intentions . . .
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.