Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

Her heart leaped and abruptly she turned as the door swung open and Lennox entered. His face, set already to an unusual severity -- it was not the expression with which he entered her house -- soured further at the sight of her; pushing back his hat from his brow, he immediately exclaimed: "You've turned up!" 
-- Three Loves by A. J. Cronin

This is the first A. J. Cronin novel I have read and I feel like I have discovered a lost continent of books available for me to explore.

Cronin was a prolific mid-century author who wrote more than 20 novels, many which were made into movies or television shows.

Judging from this book,it is easy to see why Cronin was so popular. The book is fairly long -- over 550 pages -- but moves right along with plenty of action, plot, and conflict among the characters. It is an easy pick for the Chunkster Challenge. 

Three Loves is his second novel, but the earliest-published of the set I have. I found this matching set at a library book store. I am hoping that there are other volumes that match this edition. But whether I can find matching editions or not, I plan to read many more of Cronin's novels.

But what is really teasing me today is this blog question. Please help!

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.


  1. OOh! Sounds like a fantastic find! I've never even heard of the fellow. I'll have to take some time and look him up.

    Here's my TT: http://thereadersbookblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/tuesday-teaser.html

  2. Baley == The wikipedia article on him is a good place to start.

    Thanks for the link! I'll go visit.

  3. That sounds preally good. I have read another AJ Cronin book, can't quite remember the title, but I think it was The Green Years? Something like that anyway. I really enjoyed it!

    I like the picture of all those books.

  4. Becky -- Yes, The Green Years is one of his more famous books. I have it on my shelf and now am looking forward to it even more.

  5. Cronin's an author I keep meaning to read but haven't yet.

  6. A.J. Cronin..I've never read him but I'm always up for an older treasure. Thanks for the heads-up!

  7. I haven't read anything by Cronin, which sounds like that might be a sad thing. Thanks for the intro.

  8. I'm now a dedicated Cronin fan. The book really does remind me of Maeve Binchy -- which is a good thing, for me.

  9. Never 'eard of him. Mid 20th Century, or 19th?

  10. Michael -- 20th Century. But "Mid-century" is a little narrow. He published his first book in 1931 and his last in 1986. That's a fat middle!


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