Wax Fruit Trilogy

Wax Fruit Trilogy

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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 the 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, Pheobe, 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 43.18mm | 498.95g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1845024176
  • 9781845024178
  • 1,163,170

Review quote

"'Wax Fruit recaptures the atmosphere of the period most effectively' (Glasgow Herald) 'Very fine indeed... McCrone knows just about everything a man can know about Glasgow of those days' (Glasgow Evening Citizen) 'a very readable story' (The Guardian)"
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About Guy McCrone

Guy McCrone was born in 1898 in Birkenhead. He was educated at Glasgow Academy and Penbroke College, Cambridge. He is also the author of numerous other novels, including Aunt Bell (1949), The Hayburn Family (1952), and An Independent Young Man (1961). He died in 1977.
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73 ratings
3.99 out of 5 stars
5 37% (27)
4 34% (25)
3 22% (16)
2 4% (3)
1 3% (2)
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