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A. J. Cronin

Birthdate: 19. July 1896
Date of death: 6. January 1981

A. J. Cronin was a Scottish physician and novelist. His best-known novel, The Citadel , tells of a Scottish doctor in a Welsh mining village, who quickly moves up the career ladder in London. Cronin had observed the venues as a medical inspector of mines and later as a doctor in Harley Street. The book promoted still controversial ideas about medical ethics and helped to inspire the National Health Service. Another popular mining novel of Cronin's, set in the North East of England, is The Stars Look Down. Both have been adapted as films, as have Hatter's Castle, The Keys of the Kingdom and The Green Years. Cronin's novel Country Doctor was adapted as a long-running BBC radio and TV series Dr. Finlay's Casebook, revived many years later. Wikipedia

Works

The Citadel
A. J. Cronin

Quotes A. J. Cronin

„Religions are many, reason is one, we are all brothers.“

—  A. J. Cronin

Chinese proverb, as quoted in The Chinese Empire (1855), by M. Huc,Vol. II, p. 199; also in "M. Huc's Travels in China" in Living Age (1855), p, 668
Misattributed

„You are extraordinarily attractive to women. And your greatest charm is that you do not realise it.“

—  A. J. Cronin, book The Citadel

Paraphrased variant: You are very attractive. And your greatest charm is that you do not realise it!
The Citadel (1937)

„Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength.“

—  A. J. Cronin

As quoted in Today's Gift : Daily Meditations for Families (1985) by Hazelden Publishing, p. 11

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