Citadel, The

A. J. Cronin, Adam Kay

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Published: 19th Sep '19


From the author of The Stars Look Down and Dr Finlay’s Casebook comes the gripping medical drama which influenced the foundation of the NHS, with a foreword by bestselling author Adam Kay.

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A book which inspired the creation of the NHS introduced by bestseller writer, Adam Kay.The Citadel is a moving story of tragedy, triumph and redemption. With a foreword by Adam Kay, the bestselling author of This is Going to Hurt, Twas the Nighshift Before Christmas, Kay’s Anatomy and Kay’s Marvellous MedicineWhen 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 systemic corruption. There are no X-rays, no ambulances – nothing to combat the disease and poverty.It isn’t long before Andrew’s outspoken manner wins him both friends and enemies, but he risks losing his idealism when the fashionable, greedy world of London medicine claims him, with its private clinics, wealthy, spoilt patients and huge rewards.

Additional information

Weight 0.326 kg
Dimensions 31 × 130 × 197 mm
Page Count 432