The Citadel

by A. J. Cronin

Oh, dear: A novel first published in 1937. Read it anyway. They don't write them like this anymore, and it's a damned shame. Little, Brown has wisely reissued it in trade paperback format, and I approached it with some trepidation, having read it for the first time some forty years ago and unsure  what time would do to it. Turns out it only made the book better.