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By Guy McCrone

The Wax Fruit Trilogy brings jointly man McCrone’s 3 vintage novels, Antimacassar urban, The Philistines, and The Puritans, which chronicle the lifestyles and instances of the Moorhouse kin as they upward thrust from the obscurity of an Ayrshire farm to a place of significant prosperity in Victorian Glasgow.

The first a part of the trilogy introduces the Moorhouse kinfolk – Arthur, the profitable company guy and primary of the relations to maneuver to Glasgow; David, the rushing and impulsive socialite; Bel, pushed by means of ruthless social ambition; and Phoebe, the half-sister from the Highlands who grows as much as be a superb good looks.

The moment and 3rd volumes stick to the altering fortunes of the kin, as their lives are touched via triumph and tragedy – in Glasgow on the top of the Victorian period, and in Vienna, glittering capital of the Hapsburg Empire.

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Work) ounce/s per annum, a year paragraph (Lat. here and there), throughout plural Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood part rupee Royal Academy shilling, as in 5/6, five shillings and sixpence (Lat. sicut) it is so (identifies unusual spelling or grammar as original) Scene Scottish dialect section, sections Spanish sister stanza, stanzas (Lat. ) (Lat. vide) see, see entry (Lat. videlicet) namely volume, volumes (Lat. versus) against 1 Introduction Victorian Representations and Misrepresentations The six decades of Victoria’s reign (1837–1901) – and the longer nineteenth century ­(1789–1914) – witnessed tremendous changes for Britain: from rural village roads ­meandering around large estates to dynamic and sprawling cities; from a coach-and-four to complex, interlocking railway systems; from sail to steam; from penny post to world telegraph (see Plate 2, “Scientific Progress”).

Farm workers, especially from Ireland, migrated to England to work in the mill towns, and many millions more emigrated to North America, especially during the potato famine of the late 1840s. 9 per cent of the population, figures that grew throughout the century. Most younger women sought work in domestic service, family employment, or, for the lower end of the working class, as seamstresses doing piecework or as factory operatives; middle-class women sought work as teachers or governesses. Older women relied on income from property, or if they were without regular income depended upon poor relief under the New Poor Law of 1834 (see also Plate 3).

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