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Cronin, Archibald Josephlocked

(1896–1981)
  • Sheila Hodges

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Cronin, Archibald Joseph (1896–1981), novelist, was born on 19 July 1896 at Cardross, Dunbartonshire, the only child of Patrick Cronin, a clerk and commercial traveller, and his wife, Jessie Montgomerie. When he was seven his father died and Cronin and his mother went to live with her family. His mother became a travelling saleswoman and the first woman public health inspector with ...

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