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: 591

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

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: 576

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 Gemma Doyle Trilogy

I note the bowl of fruit placed on a table in the center of the room. Another still life.
... “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.” “I guess it's a still life after all,”
 ...

The Gemma Doyle Trilogy

Author: Libba Bray

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 1101934239

Page: 1856

View: 582

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

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: 526

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 Malayan Trilogy

Well, this was not really stealing; it was buying for the house little things that were
needed – plastic horses, wax fruit, paper flowers, por. traits of film stars, a brood
of ducklings, a tame civet cat, yellow perfume made in Hong Kong. He, Ibrahim ...

The Malayan Trilogy

Author: Anthony Burgess

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448137829

Page: 608

View: 212

'Like all good comic writers Mr Burgess lives his creations as much as he writes them. First class' Observer Anthony Burgess was an officer in the Colonial Service. In The Malayan Trilogy - Time for a Tiger, The Enemy in the Blanket and Beds in the East - he satirises the dog days of colonialism. Victor Crabbe is a well meaning, ineffectual English man in the tropics, keen to teach the Malays what the West can do for them. Through Crabbe's rise and fall and a series of wonderfully colourful characters, Burgess lays bare racial and social prejudices of post-war Malaya during the upheaval of Independence.

The Oresteia Trilogy

... blight nor singed air Never blast thine olives fair! Drouth, that wasteth bud and
plant, Keep to thine own place. Avaunt, Famine fell, and come not hither
Stealthily to waste and wither! Let the land, in season due, Twice her waxing
fruits renew ...

The Oresteia Trilogy

Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486292428

Page: 151

View: 788

Classic trilogy by great tragedian deals with the bloody history of the House of Atreus. Grand in style, rich in diction and dramatic dialogue, the plays embody Aeschylus' concerns with the destiny and fate of both individuals and the state, all played out under the watchful eye of the gods.

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: 487

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: 749

The Flower and the Green Leaf

See Guy McCrone, The Philistines, Book Two of Wax Fruit, London, 1947, p.279.
Harvie ... The central novel in Guy McCrone's later Wax Fruit trilogy is set in
Glasgow in the 1880s and is entitled The Philistines (see note 32). Niven, op.cit.

The Flower and the Green Leaf

Author: Raymond McKenzie

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 190

View: 486

To celebrate the centenary of the Mackintosh Building, the Glasgow School of Art has published this text to accompany an exhibition showing the work and social life of its staff and students during the early years of the twentieth century.

Glasgow

Guy McCrone , Wax Fruit Trilogy , Antimacassar City , The Philistines , The
Puritans , Pan , 1984 , p . 132 . 54 . J . H . Muir , Glasgow in 1901 , Glasgow ,
William Hodge , 1901 , pp . 166 - 7 . 55 . Bell , op . cit . , pp . 83 - 4 . 56 . H . B .
Morton , Old ...

Glasgow

Author: Seán Damer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 231

View: 319

Over the last decase Glasgow's reputation has swung from being the home of gang violence and unemployemnt to being a vibrant and bustling cultural centre, a sea change epitomised by it being declared European City of Culture in 1990. What lies behind the change of image? In this lively and witty dissection of the city's social, cultural and political life, Sean Damer looks behind the marketing hype at a Glasgow which has always been a lively and stimulating city. The Glasgow he reveals is home to religious sectarianism and poor housing, but also to an internationally famous sense of humour, an intense local pride and a celebration of language that are second to none.

The Spectator

HAROLD WAX FRUIT DEARDEN's Creation's Heir a Glasgow trilogy Daily
Telegraph : - “ This long trilogy of Victorian Glasgow makes a full and satisfying
book . The Moorhouses are a real family ; births , marriages and deaths are the
major ...

The Spectator

Author:

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ISBN:

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Trilogy

... Christmas dinner pictures rug 2 pedestals in windows with plants wax fruit on
sideboard with terrible fake poinsettias around red candles chandelier scarves
for buffet lace cloth for table with undercloth plate rail with terrible dishes on
display ...

Trilogy

Author: Truman Capote

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 279

View: 437

Glasgow

McCrone , Guy Fulton Wax Fruit Trilogy ( Constable 1947 ) . McGinn , Matt Fry the
Little Fishes ( 1975 J Calder ) . Mcllvanney , William Laidlaw ( Hodder and
Stoughton , 1977 ) . Munro , Hugh The Clydesiders ( 1961 ) . Munro , Neil Para
Handy ...

Glasgow

Author: Douglas Corrance

Publisher: Insight Guides

ISBN: 9781585731497

Page: 287

View: 804

Some travelers love nothing better than to bathe in the sun. Others revel in immersing themselves in history and culture. Then there are those who are born to shop. We all know the type. In fact, we might ourselves be the type. There are some people for whom shopping is not a necessity but a sport. Insight Shopping Guides are a play book for the avid shopper who wants to level the playing field when he or she competes against natives for the best goods and deals the city has to offer. This series is for the discerning consumer who needs a little help navigating around an unfamiliar city. They are ideal shopping companions for travelers wanting lively, informative background material on the best shopping areas and reliable advice on finding the most reliable service.

The Bibliography of Regional Fiction in Britain and Ireland 1800 2000

The Bibliography of Regional Fiction in Britain and Ireland  1800 2000

Author: K. D. M. Snell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Page: 213

View: 555

Pioneering and interdisciplinary in nature, this bibliography constitutes a comprehensive list of regional fiction for every county of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England over the past two centuries. In addition, other regions of a usually topographical or urban nature have been used, such as Birmingham and the Black Country; London; The Fens; the Brecklands; the Highlands; the Hebrides; or the Welsh border. Each entry lists the author, title, and date of first publication. The geographical coverage is encompassing and complete, from the Channel Islands to the Shetlands. An original introduction discusses such matters as definition, bibliographical method, popular readerships, trends in output, and the scholarly literature on regional fiction.