For more on Cronin, see Dale Salwak, A. J. Cronin (Boston: Twayne Publishers, ) and J. A. Fisher, “A. J. Cronin–physician, author,”. Review by Sylvia D: The Citadel is a powerful attack on the medical system in this country before the inception of the National Health Service in. The Citadel by A J Cronin is one of the best books that I have read in my life. I remember one of my friends saying that he will not read this book.

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AJ Cronin and The Citadel: did a work of fiction contribute to the foundation of the NHS?

When I finally went to Wales, we visited a Slate Museum, historical record of the slate mining industry of northern Wales. By all accounts it jj at least partially responsible for the acceptance of a single-payer National Health Service in then post-war era of the s.

Oct 28, Eng. This was one of A. Nov 24, Theresa rated it it was amazing Shelves: In order to improve his career, he moves to London with his wife – a school This is the story of a young country doctor life and how he struggled to become a successful doctor in a big city. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, dronin engage customers. Feb 18, Jordanka rated it it was amazing. Can he avoid the temptation of the London ” money above all else,” doctors’ network?

Manson is very idealistic and principled at the start of his career. Medicine has come a long way, some of the diagnoses and therapies described in the novel sound amazingly ancient.

In this book Cronin has a weakness towards tell don’t show, rather than letting characters emerge through their dialogue or actions and his use of Manson’s wife – really potentially an interesting figure in her own right – is wasteful. It was so sweet. I still really liked the book, I just wish that the wife didn’t die. One can sympathise with his refusal to issue sick certificates to miners who are quite fit to work, with his run-in with the district nurse and her antiquated remedies which do more harm than good and his desire to overcome resistance to vaccination but when it comes to showing up another doctor for mis-diagnosis and to reviving a stillborn baby that others have given up on he comes across as rather sanctimonious.


I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Don’t let that be a deterrent, new words can be such fun. It is a well written book with a good moral. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Keep on reading and writing. Again he’s pushed out and finally moves to London, where he becomes enamoured with Money and Position and Good Clients.

This happens shortly after the doctor changes his life back around and he and his wife make up and are blissfully happy again! Cronin is my all-time favorite author, and I have read, and own, all his books. Adventures in Two Worlds. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

The Citadel By A J Cronin : Book Review

For those that enjoy old movies, I am told this was made as a movie with Robert Donat as its lead. Characters are well developed and the multi linear plot easy to follow, bit hard to predict.

Somerset Maugham, see my review here. There’s a citadrl loading this menu right now. Retrieved 25 March Christine is increasingly unhappy, but his response is annoyance with her and an affair with a married woman.

The Citadel by A.J. Cronin

It made for a much too melancholy ending. Can he prove himself worthy to hard scrabble Welsh coal miners? These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Help other people and stop thinking about herself!


I didn’t feel that this needed to happen and I would have loved the book if she hadn’t died. Hence there was no hesitation as to what one was to do upon finding it in the library of aforementioned crazy uncle.

Refresh and try again. A gripping tale of ciyadel careeer and aspirations of a young physician in the England of the lates. Those interested in current medical practice in the US might benefit by reading the novel and comparing the England of then to the America of now.

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This is the story of a young country doctor life and how he struggled to become a successful doctor in a big city. Finlay character, the hero of a series of stories that served as the basis for the long-running BBC tel Archibald Joseph Cronin was a Scottish novelist, dramatist, and non-fiction writer who was one of the most renowned storytellers of the twentieth century. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. If one is a student of Bioethics, it can serve to help with understanding of how the British Medical System advanced in their views in regards to Physician Duties including those to the patient.

Ending was also brilliant. We rather see a doctor when we are healthy, not when we are sick? Dec 09, Luis rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have many new starred words in my bedside dictionary.