Books: Samplings for the Summer Reader

RETURN JOURNEY by R.F. DELDERFIELD 318 pages. Simon & Schuster. $8.95.

R.F. Delderfield is to the novel what Upstairs, Downstairs is to television. The man is a good read, and for the kind of good-read addict who hates himself the next morning, Delderfield can be justified as literature too. "A modern Trollope, a latter-day Galsworthy!" the critics cry, while his stories slip down as smoothly as soap opera.

Return Journey was published in England in 1967 but is now being offered to American fans for the first time. It shows Delderfield up to his...

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