Publication Date: March 25, 2004
This book is described as Wind in the Willows for adults (Amazon). In The Cuckoos of Batch Magna, the major landowner in the Batch Magna area of Wales dies. His lands are entitled and must pass to a distant male relative instead of his children. The American landowner inherits and promptly gives notice to his steamer boat tenants that they must move as he plans to turn the area into a kitschy resort for wealthy Americans. Led by a writer and a former military man, the motley crew of occupants takes the new landowner on with a goal of winning all or going down fighting.