The Cuckoos of Batch Magna Peter Maughan

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The Cuckoos of Batch Magna  by  Peter Maughan

The Cuckoos of Batch Magna by Peter Maughan
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When Sir Humphrey Miles Pinkerton Strange, huntin shootin and fishin Squire of Batch Magna, goes to his reward (doubtless to find God as true-blue British as his more recent but equally worthy ancestors), his rambling but rotting estate passes toMoreWhen Sir Humphrey Miles Pinkerton Strange, huntin shootin and fishin Squire of Batch Magna, goes to his reward (doubtless to find God as true-blue British as his more recent but equally worthy ancestors), his rambling but rotting estate passes to distant relative Humph, a hapless dollar doodler in New York.With $$ in his eyes, Humph decides to make a killing by transforming the sleepy backwater of Batch Magna into a theme park image of rural England - a vacation paradise for free-spending US millionaires.But while the villages threadbare businessmen see the plan as a windfall, the tenants of the estates dilapidated houseboats are above any consideration of filthy lucre and stand their ground for traditions sake .

and because they consider eviction notices not to be cricket.Each disgruntled faction sees the other as the unwelcome cuckoo chick in the family nest!So, lead by randy pulp-crime writer Phineas Cook and Lt-Commander James Cunningham DSO, DSC and Bar, RN (ret) - a man with a glass eye to suit every occasion (and all painted with naval battle scenes where the Union Jack flies triumphant) - the motley crew takes on Wall Street . broadside to broadside.



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