A satire on Olde England as seen through the eyes of fictional pensioner Harry Cocque, a very old gentleman currently residing in the Piddlewell Moorhen Rest Home for the faintly bewildered. This is a collection of anecdotes that Harry recalls from his childhood, as he grows up in rural Dorset between the two world wars.
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