A Song of Sixpence

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A Song of Sixpence
First US edition with design of a thistle, the Scottish national flower
Author A. J. Cronin
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Publisher Gollancz (UK)
Little, Brown (US)
Publication date
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".