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When a new school teacher settles in Cookley Green with her young son Sammy, she finds herself neighbours with old Pearl, a former workhouse inmate whose memory goes back to the Great War, when Cookley Green was a village nestling innocently in the Suffolk countryside.
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'A ripping good yarn' -- East Anglian Daily Times
'Excellent and unusual...sometimes very funny, sometimes moving' -- Elizabeth Jane Howard
'[A] warm-hearted and romantic tale... funny, honest, revealing and moving' -- Suffolk
When a new school teacher settles in Cookley Green with her young son, she finds herself neighbours with Pearl, a former workhouse inmate whose memory stretches back to the Great War. Then Cookley Green was a village nestling innocently in the Suffolk countryside, and the great Summerfield estate ruled the lives of the villagers.
Pearl can recall all the inhabitants so vividly: Lord and Lady Summerfield, their son and heir Neville, Josh the wheelwright, Bendy the cobbler, not to mention Bossy Bertha the mid-wife, who brought Neville into the world on a heap of hay. She still remembers the terrible day when Neville disappeared at the Front and the future of the estate lay in jeopardy. And how Gerald, the mercenary son of an industrialist and Neville's so-called best friend decided he wanted both the estate and Neville's sweetheart, Stella, for himself...
As Pearl begins to unlock the secrets of the past, from before the First World War to the present day, she paints a portrait of village life that may have vanished for ever in this enchanting, atmospheric novel of a world gone by.
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