The Northern Light

The Northern Light

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Henry Page, owner of The Northern Light, the oldest and most respected newspaper in Tynecastle, is offered a vast sum to turn over control to a mass-circulation group based in London. He refuses - despite entreaties by his wife to accept - and so begins his fight with the Chronicle, an almost defunct newspaper in the same area which is given new life by London-thinking and London men.

Against Henry Page, a journalist who believes in honest presentation of news without bringing in sensationalism, the Chronicle pulls every dirty trick in the trade. And Henry, brought eventually almost to his knees, stoically holds on to his principles and The Northern Light. It is only when he has won the battle that tragedy robs him of the most important thing in his life.

In the magnificent narrative tradition of The Citadel, The Stars Look Down and Cronin's other classic novels, The Northern Light is a great book by a much-loved author.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 14mm | 381g
  • Macmillan Bello
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1447244141
  • 9781447244141
  • 1,027,018

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One of the most popular authors in the English speaking world * New York Times * 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 *
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About A. J. Cronin

A J Cronin was born in Cardross, Scotland, in 1896 and studied at the University of Glasgow. In 1916 he served as a surgeon sub-lieutenant in the Royal Navy Volunteers Reserve, and at the war's end he completed his medical studies and practiced in South Wales. He was later appointed to the Ministry of Mines, studying the medical problems of the mining industry. He later moved to London and built up a successful practice in the West End. In 1931 he published his first book, Hatter's Castle, which was compared with the work of Dickens, Hardy and Balzac, winning him critical acclaim. Six years later he published The Citadel which brought attention to the incompetence of medical practice and helped incite the establishment of the NHS. Cronin died in 1931.
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Rating details

212 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 31% (65)
4 36% (77)
3 27% (57)
2 4% (9)
1 2% (4)
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