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When a new school teacher settles in Cookley Green with her young son Sammy, she finds herself neighbours with old Pearl, a former workhouse inmate whose memory goes back to the Great War, when Cookley Green was a village nestling innocently in the Suffolk countryside.
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When a new school teacher settles in Cookley Green with her young son, she finds her neighbour is Pearl, a former workhouse inmate whose memory stretches back to the Great War, when Cookley Green was a village and the great Summerfield estate ruled the lives of the villagers. Pearl can remember them so vividly: Lord and Lady Summerfield, their son Neville, Josh the wheelwright, Bendy the cobbler, Bossy Bertha the midwife...As Pearl begins to unlock the secrets of the past, she paints an enchanting portrait of village life that may have vanished for ever. .
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