|Author||A. J. Cronin|
|Publisher||Little, Brown and Company|
|1969 June 1|
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
|Preceded by||A Song of Sixpence|
A Pocketful of Rye is a 1969 novel by A. J. Croninabout a young Scottish doctor, Carroll, and his life in Switzerland. It is a sequel to A Song of Sixpence .
As with several of his other novels, Cronin drew on his own experiences as a doctor for this book.The titles of both novels come from the children's nursery rhyme, Sing a Song of Sixpence .
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