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A. J. Cronin: The Man Who Created Dr Finlay

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The first full-lengthbiography of an eminent but often neglected writer

A. J. Cronin, author of some of the best-loved novels of the 20th century and the creator of Dr Finlay(basis of a BBCshow), has been unjustly overlooked by literary biographers. Thisbiography recounts the story of Cronin's Scottish childhood as the son of a Protestant mother and Catholic father, his sub
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Hardcover, 384 pages
Published May 5th 2011 by Alma Books (first published October 1st 2010)
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A.J. Cronin, the creator of Dr Finlay's Casebook, has been unjustly overlooked by literary biographers. In this, the first full-length life of this eminent writer, Alan Davies recounts the story of Cronin's Scottish childhood, his subsequent medical career and ultimately his rise to literary prominence, focusing on Cronin's tempestuous relationship with his publisher, Victor Gollancz, and revealing some startling revelations about the author's marriage. Davies' timely and moving book paints a cl ...more
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