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A.J. (Archibald Joseph) Cronin was born in Cardross, Scotland on July 19, 1896. He was educated at the University of Glasgow Medical School and served as a surgeon in the Royal Navy during World War I. After the war, he investigated occupational diseases in the coal industry and worked as a general practitioner in Wales and London. His first novel, Hatter's Castle, written in 1931, was an immediate success, and Cronin gave up the practice of medicine to become a full-time author. Hatter's Castle was adapted into a film in 1941. His other works include Shannon's Way, The Judas Tree, A Song of Sixpence, and A Thing of Beauty. He drew on his medical background in writing his books, and his most popular character was Doctor Finlay, which provided the background for the television series, Doctor Finlay's Casebook. Many of his books were made into films including The Stars Look Down, The Citadel, The Keys of the Kingdom, and The Green Years. He died on January 6, 1981. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Citadel 1,080 copies, 22 reviews
The Keys of the Kingdom 795 copies, 19 reviews
The Green Years 390 copies, 5 reviews
Shannon's Way 282 copies, 4 reviews
The Stars Look Down 263 copies, 3 reviews
A Song of Sixpence 248 copies, 2 reviews
Beyond This Place 239 copies, 6 reviews
Hatter's Castle 228 copies, 6 reviews
A Pocketful of Rye 204 copies, 2 reviews
The Judas Tree 198 copies, 5 reviews
A Thing Of Beauty 168 copies, 2 reviews
The Spanish Gardener 161 copies, 2 reviews
The Northern Light 156 copies, 6 reviews
Adventures in Two Worlds 120 copies, 4 reviews
Grand Canary 93 copies, 4 reviews
Three Loves 70 copies, 1 review
Vigil in the Night 65 copies, 4 reviews
The Minstrel Boy 60 copies, 3 reviews
The adventure of a black bag 57 copies, 1 review
The Valorous Years 46 copies, 1 review
The Native Doctor 31 copies, 2 reviews
Gracie Lindsay 25 copies
Enchanted Snow 21 copies
Caleidoscopio 19 copies
Una extraña muchacha 5 copies, 1 review
Obras de A.J. Cronin 3 copies, 1 review
Traumkinder. 2 copies
Cronin omnibus 1 copy, 1 review
Scottish Stories of Fantasy and Horror (Contributor) 41 copies, 1 review
The Keys of the Kingdom [1944 film] (Original story) 25 copies
A Treasury of Doctor Stories (Contributor) 8 copies
The Citadel [1938 film] (Original story) 5 copies
Great Unsolved Crimes (Contributor) 4 copies

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