Guy McCrone

Guy McCrone (1898-1977) was born in Birkenhead. He was educated at Glasgow Academy, going on to read modern languages at Pembroke College, Cambridge, before studying singing in Vienna. Glasgow provided the inspiration for many of McCrone's novels, including Antimacassar CityThe Philistines and The Puritans, which were published as Wax Fruit in 1947. McCrone retired to the Lake District in 1968, where he died at Windermere in May 1977.