The Citadel (Paperback)
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Published: 28/03/2013
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An influential part in laying the foundation of the NHS, The Citadel is a moving story of tragedy, triumph and redemption.

When newly qualified doctor Andrew Manson takes up his first post in a Welsh mining community, the young Scot brings with him a bagful of idealism and enthusiasm. Both are soon strained to the limit as Andrew discovers the reality of performing operations on a kitchen table and washing in a scullery, of unspeakable sanitation, of common infantile cholera and enteritis. There are no X-rays, no ambulances – nothing to combat the disease and poverty.

It isn’t long before Andrew’s outspokenness and determination make him enemies – as well as winning him friends, and the love of an idealistic schoolteacher. Riches that he risks losing when the fashionable, greedy world of London medicine claims him, with its private clinics, wealthy, spoilt patients and huge rewards.

A classic saga by A J Cronin, one of the great masters of the genre, author of The Stars Look Down and Hatter's Castle.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447244554
Number of pages: 434
Weight: 662 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A.J. Cronin was perhaps the most successful novelist of the 1930s … probably as significant a figure as J.B. Priestley - The English Historical Review

Immensely successful, utterly ruthless - The Spectator

One of the most popular authors in the English speaking world - New York Times

A grand story, well told, and better balanced than anything else he has done - Kirkus

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“Intriguing”

Recommended for anyone who is thinking of going into or pursuing Medicine!

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“Mo”

I read this book years ago and loved it, I listened to an adaptation on Radio 4 and thought I should
own it once again, so of course thought of YOU straight away! Thank you for a great service as always!
Mo

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