The Wax Fruit Trilogy

The Wax Fruit Trilogy brings together Guy McCrone's three classic novels, Antimacassar City, The Philistines, and The Puritans, which chronicle the life and times of the Moorhouse family as they rise from the obscurity of an Ayrshire farm ...

The Wax Fruit Trilogy

Author: Guy McCrone

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 1845028139

Page: 624

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The Wax Fruit Trilogy brings together Guy McCrone's three classic novels, Antimacassar City, The Philistines, and The Puritans, which chronicle the life and times of the Moorhouse family as they rise from the obscurity of an Ayrshire farm to a position of great prosperity in Victorian Glasgow. The first part of the trilogy introduces the Moorhouse family - Arthur, the successful business man and first of the family to move to Glasgow; David, the dashing and impulsive socialite; Bel, driven by ruthless social ambition; and Phoebe, the half-sister from the Highlands who grows up to be a great beauty. The second and third volumes follow the changing fortunes of the family, as their lives are touched by triumph and tragedy - in Glasgow at the height of the Victorian era, and in Vienna, glittering capital of the Hapsburg Empire.

Wax Fruit

Brings together three classic novels, "Antimacassar City", "The Philistines", and "The Puritans", which chronicle the life and times of the Moorhouse family as they rise from the obscurity of an Ayrshire farm to the position of great ...

Wax Fruit

Author: Guy McCrone

Publisher: Black & White Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781845024178

Page: 618

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'The Wax Fruit Trilogy' brings together Guy McCrone's three classic novels which chronicle the life and times of the Moorhouse family as they rise from the obscurity of an Ayrshire farm to prosperity in Victorian Glasgow.

Aunt Bel

The saga of the Moorhouse family, as they rise from humble beginnings to achieve wealth & power in Victorian Glasgow.

Aunt Bel

Author: Guy McCrone

Publisher: B & W Pub

ISBN: 9781873631393

Page: 240

View: 343

The saga of the Moorhouse family, as they rise from humble beginnings to achieve wealth & power in Victorian Glasgow.

The Gemma Doyle Trilogy

She selects an apple, bites into it with a loud crack. Miss Moore takes it from her
hand and returns it to the bowl. “Felicity, please do not eat the exhibit or I shall be
forced to use wax fruit next time and then you'll have a nasty surprise in store.

The Gemma Doyle Trilogy

Author: Libba Bray

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 1101934239

Page: 1856

View: 726

The three books of the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Gemma Doyle trilogy available together for the first time, from the author of The Diviners series and Going Bovine. This collection contains the complete text of the three Gemma Doyle novels, a deliciously sweeping and haunting saga that won't let you go. It's the only way to get all three of Libba Bray's critically acclaimed novels in one bundle. A Great and Terrible Beauty: Gemma Doyle finds an icy reception at the Spence Academy in London, where she becomes entangled with the leader of the school's most powerful clique and discovers her own mother's connection to a shadowy group called the Order. Rebel Angels: Gemma is looking forward to spending time in London over Christmas, but her troubled visions of three girls dressed in white are intensifying and only the enchanted realms can give Gemma the answers she needs. The Sweet Far Thing: In a world where rules are everything, can a girl like Gemma survive? The conclusion to the bestselling series. Praise for Libba Bray’s novels: A Great and Terrible Beauty “A delicious, elegant gothic.”—PW, Starred “Shivery with both passion and terror.”—Kirkus Reviews “A true boarding-school drama, full of cattiness, Victorian repression, and steamy schoolgirl dreams of being ravished by virile gypsies.”—The Bulletin, Recommended Rebel Angels “This extraordinary novel moves along at breathtaking speed from beginning to end . . . astounding.”—VOYA in a Perfect 10 Review “Remarkable.”—SLJ The Sweet Far Thing “A rare treat that offers a bit of everything—romance, magic, history, Gothic intrigue—and delivers on all of it in 819 beautifully crafted pages.”—People “A triumphant conclusion of the trilogy begun in A Great and Terrible Beauty.”—PW, in its Best Books of the Year review Going Bovine “Libba Bray's fabulous new book will, with any justice, be a cult classic. The kind of book you take with you to college, in the hopes that your roommate will turn out to have packed their own copy, too. Reading it is like discovering an alternate version of The Phantom Tollbooth, where Holden Caulfield has hit Milo over the head and stolen his car, his token, and his tollbooth. There's adventure and tragedy here, a sprinkling of romance, musical interludes, a battle-ready yard gnome who's also a Norse God, and practically a chorus line of physicists. Which reminds me: will someone, someday, take Going Bovine and turn it into a musical, preferably a rock opera? I want the soundtrack, the program, the T-shirt, and front row tickets.”—Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble “Libba Bray not only breaks the mold of the ubiquitous dying-teenager genre—she smashes it and grinds the tiny pieces into the sidewalk. For the record, I’d go anywhere she wanted to take me.”—The New York Times “A sublimely surreal saga.”—People “Offer this to fans of Douglas Adams’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy seeking more inspired lunacy.”—PW, Starred

Shoes Were for Sunday

Book Two of the classic Wax Fruit trilogy. 'The authentic stuff of me THE TlMES
LlTERARY SUPPLEMENT The Puritans 75p Grown up into a beautiful and
elusive creature of the world, Phoebe is drawn away from Glasgow. Destiny
sweeps her ...

Shoes Were for Sunday

Author: Molly Weir

Publisher: Pan

ISBN:

Page: 155

View: 683

Fodor s Scotland

There wereother popularnovels aboutScottish life,such as George Douglas
Brown'sTheHouse with Green Shutters(1901), set in Ayrshire, or GuyMcCrone's
Wax Fruit Trilogy (1947),set in Glasgow. Yet it couldn't be said that there was ...

Fodor s Scotland

Author: Fodor's Travel Guides

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 0804141967

Page: 520

View: 500

Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Scotland, including Edinburgh's Royal Mile and famous festivals, Glasgow's museums and shops, and lakes from Loch Lomond to Loch Ness. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth. MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from St. Andrews to the Isle of Skye PERFECT HOTELS for every budget BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes USEFUL FEATURES on castles, whisky, and golf VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts maps and COLOR PHOTOS to guide and inspire your trip

I Married a Billionaire The Complete Trilogy Box Set

He'd picked out two other drawings one ofa horse thatI'd done yearsago,and astill
life with abowlof wax fruit thatI hardly even remembered. They were both
technically well done, butboth of them, I thought, lacked a certain depth offeeling.

I Married a Billionaire  The Complete Trilogy Box Set

Author: Melanie Marchande

Publisher: Melanie Marchande

ISBN:

Page: 723

View: 308

For the first time ever, get all three books in the bestselling I Married a Billionaire series for one low price! I Married a Billionaire Maddy Wainright has given up on marriage - and men. After dating way too many losers who aren't capable of appreciating her for who she is, she's about ready to resign herself to a life of spinsterhood. Until her insanely rich boss Daniel Thorne comes along with an offer she simply can't refuse. He proposes a marriage of convenience - one that would allow Maddy to live in the lap of luxury for a year, and Mr. Thorne to stay in the country that has become his home. At the end of their arrangement, Maddy will walk away with a cool two million dollars. All she has to do is move into his mansion, put on a convincing show in public, and endure a few INS interviews, for which she will be thoroughly prepped. It's a big risk, but one Maddy might just be willing to take, considering the payoff. At first, it's all business. But when the gentle touches, passionate kisses, and lingering looks they have to give each other in public start spilling over into their private life, Daniel and his devious mind take Maddy to heights of pleasure she's never experienced. And the more she gets to know him, the more she feels that wistful tug in her chest every time he puts his arm around her in public. Before long, she finds herself wishing it were real. As time goes on, Maddy finds herself wondering if two million dollars will be enough to cover the cost of repairing a broken heart. But Mr. Thorne may have yet another secret in store... I Married a Billionaire: Lost and Found When Maddy Thorne agreed to marry her billionaire boss in order to keep him in the country, she never would have guessed they'd actually stay together. But over a year later, she's still happily married to the slightly eccentric, maddeningly attractive Daniel. As he begins to come out of his shell and turn into the figurehead that his growing technology company needs, Maddy finds herself dealing with a whole new set of problems. And despite his newfound openness, he's still keeping secrets. Even from her. But despite her misgivings and the ever-present prattle of journalists, really, Maddy can't complain. Then, a frantic late-night phone call changes everything. Daniel has been accused of illegal insider trading. His assets frozen, he suddenly finds himself at the center of a media circus and a trial under a merciless judge with no way out. Maddy wants to support him, but it seems all Daniel wants to do is crawl back into his shell. In the midst of the chaos, Maddy receives an offer to display her drawings at one of the most influential galleries in the city. Pulled in two directions even as her life crashes down around her, will Maddy allow Daniel to keep pushing her away, or will she find a way to pull him back? I Married a Billionaire: The Prodigal Son Writing billionaire tech mogul Daniel Thorne's official biography is no small task. His wife Maddy isn't quite sure how it fell on her shoulders - but she's not exactly complaining. It's given her a rare opportunity to learn about the details of Daniel's life that he's never shared with her before. After a rocky beginning, their relationship has finally settled into something comforting and secure. After a while, Maddy begins to reconsider her once-staunch decision not to have children. Then, one night, a ghost from Daniel's past appears. His father, believed to be dead, has come back in hopes of repairing their relationship. Daniel is devastated by the years-long deception, and suspicious of his father's motives in reappearing after so much time. Old Mr. Thorne has his reasons for disappearing, but how can he possibly repair a relationship that's been so badly fractured by distance and lies? Meanwhile, Maddy gets some unexpected news of her own, and she realizes she must find a way to reach her husband and his father, to knit them all together into a family again.

The Land of Ingary Trilogy includes Howl s Moving Castle

... the hats were damped and moulded blocks, on and flowers and fruit and
othertrimmings were made from wax and silk. ... to bonnets and veiling to velours,
liningallofthem with silkand arranging wax fruitand ribbons stylishly onthe
outsides.

The Land of Ingary Trilogy  includes Howl   s Moving Castle

Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008114471

Page: 928

View: 233

Discover the the land of Ingary, where magic and adventure awaits... Howl’s Moving Castle is the first book in this spellbinding trilogy from ‘the Godmother of Fantasy’, Diana Wynne Jones.

The Trilogy Paradiso

... 70 After its kind, hath worse or better fruit, And you are born with dispositions
various.4 And did the wax the mould exactly suit, Where Heaven its choicest
virtues too assembles, The seal's bright impress would be absolute.6 1 See
Canto ii.

The Trilogy  Paradiso

Author: Dante Alighieri

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 614

Trilogy

... Christmas decorations wrapped presents window shades curtains table and 10
chairs armless sofa table set for Christmas dinner pictures rug 2 pedestals in
windows with plants wax fruit on sideboard with terrible fake poinsettias around
red ...

Trilogy

Author: Truman Capote

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 279

View: 282

The Alienated Reader

I also enjoy Guy MacCrone , The Wax Fruit trilogy , Helen McInnes – again the
Glasgow connection ! - M . M . Kaye , The Shadow of the Moon and Far Pavilions
, Conan Doyle , Dorothy Sayers , Earl Stanley Gardner , The Forsyte Saga .

The Alienated Reader

Author: Bridget Fowler

Publisher: Harvester/Wheatsheaf

ISBN:

Page: 237

View: 521

Mungo s City

He was also a respected musician and producer , who had studied music in
Vienna . For a while in the 1940s and 1950s , though , he was a successful
novelist , with the Wax Fruit trilogy ( Antimacassar City , The Philistines and The
Puritans ) ...

Mungo s City

Author: Brian D. Osborne

Publisher: Birlinn Limited

ISBN:

Page: 385

View: 614

This anthology paints a vivid picture of the history and culture of one of Britain's great cities from earliest times to the present day. It includes fiction, reportage, essays, documents, poetry and travel writing, capturing all the humour, incident and tragedy which makes Glasgow unique.

Scottish Literary Journal

... it has all the ingredients ' . Guy McCrone's Wax Fruit trilogy ( 1947 ) shows us '
that almost unimaginable institution , the Victorian family ' . In his preface Edwin
Morgan notes the failure , most 32.

Scottish Literary Journal

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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The Hayburn Family

The fifth in Guy McCrone's classic series of Glasgow novels, The Hayburn Family is the dramatic conclusion to the epic story which began with the Wax Fruit trilogy.

The Hayburn Family

Author: Guy McCrone

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 1845028333

Page: 244

View: 260

The year is 1900, and as the old century ends and Queen Victoria's reign draws to a close, the past is catching up with Henry and Phoebe Hayburn. Dark secrets continue to haunt them, as they begin to plan for the future of the family business - the Clydeside shipyard that has been the foundation of the family's prosperity throughout the Victorian era. Henry Hayburn wants his son, Robin, to follow in his footsteps and take over the running of the shipyard but Robin is a determined young man who has other ideas. He wants to be a writer, and the conflicting ambitions of father and son seem destined to end in tragedy... The fifth in Guy McCrone's classic series of Glasgow novels, The Hayburn Family is the dramatic conclusion to the epic story which began with the Wax Fruit trilogy.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Scotland

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Scotland

Author: Iseabail Macleod

Publisher: Oyster PressLlc

ISBN:

Page: 400

View: 602

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Scotland is a comprehensive, illustrated reference guide to Scotland. It presents an overview of the country in a wide perspective: its varied landscapes, towns and their buildings, its past and present, and above all its people, their occupations and pastimes. This encyclopedia also provides an illustrated portrait of Scotland now and in the past, covering history, the arts, industry, science, commerce, medicine, sport, politics, religion, architecture and popular culture. The aim of this encyclopedia is to give a wide range of information in an accessible form. Many topics are given extended entries, such as the main cities, the clans, the Enlightenment, language, the law, parliament, golf and whisky. Entries are cross-referenced, and each topic has been researched and reviewed by experts in their field. For additional information there is a list of further reading, lists of Scottish festivals and societies, and maps indicating the changes to local government boundaries both in 1975 and in 1996.

TSWNTIETH CENTURY AUTHORS

... Plush (in England: Wax Fruit: a trilogy — Antimacassar City, The Philistines,
The Puritans) 1947; Aunt Bel, 1949; The Hayburn Family, 1952. ABOUT:
Saturday Review of Literature November 22, 1947. MC CULLERS, Mrs.
CARSON (SMITH) ...

TSWNTIETH CENTURY AUTHORS

Author: STANLEY J. KUNITZ

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 146

Twentieth Century Authors

... 1939; Red Plush (in England: Wax Fruit: a trilogy—Antimacassar City, The
Philistines, The Puritans) 1947; Aunt Bel, 1949; The Hayburn Family, 1952.
ABOUT: Saturday Review of Literature November 22, 1947. MCCULLERS, Mrs.
CARSON ...

Twentieth Century Authors

Author: Stanley Kunitz

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 291

Scottish Writing and Writers

classes in Wax Fruit ( 1947 ) , that impressive trilogy on the social aspirations of
the Moorhouse family . McCrone increasingly seems to me to be under -
estimated — possibly because his satire on the snobberies and foibles of his
protagonists ...

Scottish Writing and Writers

Author: Norman Wilson

Publisher: Edinburgh : Ramsay Head Press

ISBN:

Page: 126

View: 849