A Song of Sixpence


A Song of Sixpence

infobox Book
name = A Song of Sixpence


image_caption= First US edition with design of a thistle, the Scottish national flower
bgcolour = silver
author = A. J. Cronin
country = UK
language = English
genre = Novel
publisher = Gollancz UK
Little, Brown USA
release_date = 1964
media_type = Print (Hardback & Paperback)
pages = 344 pp. (US hardback edition)
isbn = 0-450-03312-0

"A Song of Sixpence" is a 1964 novel by A. J. Cronin about the coming to manhood of Laurence Carroll and his life in Scotland. Its sequel is "A Pocketful of Rye".

As with several of his other novels, Cronin drew on his own experiences growing up in Scotland for this book. The titles of both novels come from the children's nursery rhyme, "Sing a Song of Sixpence".


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