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Set in the north of England at the turn of the century, this novel focuses on the lives and times of the people who lived there, describing the suffering of the miners and the advent of World War I. Other publications by Cronin include "Adventures of a Black Bag", a collection of short stories.
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A. J. Cronin was born in Scotland in 1896. In 1914 he entered the Faculty of Medicine at Glasgow University, but his studies were interrupted by war service as a surgeon sub lieutenant in the Navy. He graduated in 1919, and was later appointed Medical Inspector of Mines. He practised medicine in London until ill health made him return to literature, and he wrote many hugely successful novels, including the famous Dr Finlay series. He was married with three sons, and died in 1981.
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Book Description New English Library Ltd, 1989. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11045000497X
Book Description New English Library Ltd, 1989. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M045000497X
Book Description New English Library Ltd, 1989. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX045000497X