A Pocketful of Rye

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A Pocketful of Rye
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First US edition
Author A. J. Cronin
CountryUnited Kingdom
Publisher Little, Brown and Company
Publication date
1969 June 1
Media typePrint (Hardback)
Pages254 pp.
ISBN 0-316-16175-6
Preceded by A Song of Sixpence  

A Pocketful of Rye is a 1969 novel by A. J. Cronin [1] about 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. [2] The titles of both novels come from the children's nursery rhyme, Sing a Song of Sixpence .

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