The First Novel In The Batch Magna Series By Award-Winning Author Peter Maughan.
“His work should be required reading in every high school to introduce them to the finest in lyrical writing … He sees with an inner eye what we cannot, and points it out with such delight … His work is filled with his great compassion and tolerance for all life around him. … If you want to give your children’s teachers a gift, a gift to pass on, give them one of Peter Maughan’s books.” Henrietta Lala.
“Peter Maughan, a man for all seasons, a man whose works will endear him to the ages. All his writings are classics and have earned a place in world-wide libraries. They will never be old or outdated … just enjoyed and very loved … every word … every nuance. Peter Maughan is a gift you give yourself and a gift for those you love.”Joymarie, USA.
“I want to go round beating a big bass drum and pointing out to the world that a great writer for the ages had appeared among us … The Cuckoos of Batch Magna is destined to become an English classic for many, many generations of readers. …” Henrietta Lala, (USA).
“THE CUCKOOS OF BATCH MAGNA by Peter Maughan is going to become one of the most beloved books of the decade. … I guarantee that once you have visited BATCH MAGNA you will never want to leave.This is a story that will restore your weary soul.” Jenny Willis, Virginia, US.
“…You will never forget how it made you feel.” Mark V Williams, USA
“A masterpiece that is breathtaking in its scope …” Orian J. Harman, US.
“Absolutely Beautiful and Delightful Story.” NancyofUtah.
“The use of language is beautiful beyond anything I’ve read in a very long time.”
J G Hughes, USA.
“…words flow like the River Cluny, languid and deep, sparkling with insight.”
Ellis Vidler, (USA).
“… a small literary masterpiece … It was easy to become mesmerized by this beautifully descriptive novel. It is truly a book to be savored. A work of art … ” R. Nicholson, CA, Vine Voice, Top 1000 Reviewer.
“Literary perfection…. I’ve not encountered another writer who uses such beautiful wording … I highly recommend it & hand it a 5 of 5 stars rating for spellbinding descriptions, marvelous plot, & originality.” Liz Terek, United States.
” … so enchantingly and poetically told that the prose sings like the owls, larks, and rooks (and cuckoos).” Leila Smith for Kindle Review.
“Such beautiful poetry wrapped in the soft cashmere prose of a terrific story-teller of an author… You should even read this to infants because the cadence and beauty of the words are good entries into the world of literature … It will go into the history of literature as one of the classics. Give yourself a gift and read THE CUCKOOS OF BATCH MAGNA.” Joymarie.
THE CUCKOOS OF BATCH MAGNA
When Sir Humphrey Strange, 8th baronet and squire of Batch Magna departs this world for the Upper House (as he vaguely thought of it, where God no doubt presides in ermine over a Heaven as reassuringly familiar as White’s or Boodle’s), what’s left of his estate passes, through the ancient law of entailment, to distant relative Humph, an amiable, overweight short-order cook from the Bronx.
Sir Humphrey Franklin T Strange, 9th baronet and squire of Batch Magna, as Humph now most remarkably finds himself to be, is persuaded by his Uncle Frank, a small time Wall Street broker, to make a killing by turning the sleepy backwater into a theme-park image of rural England, a playground for the world’s rich.
But while the village pub and shop put out the Stars and Stripes in welcome, the tenants of the estate’s dilapidated houseboats tear up their notices to quit, and led by randy pulp-crime writer Phineas Cook and the one-eyed Lt-Commander James Cunningham, they run up the Union Jack and prepare to engage.