Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
The Hidden Fairing
Foyalty 39

The Hidden Fairing (Paperback)

To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock


Originally published in 1951, The Hidden Fairing presents one man's moral choices, and their consequences, against the background of a society impressed by material success and divided by class and religious prejudices. Growing up on a croft in the remote Highland village of Barnfingal, Bartle MacDonald is shown little affection by his dour widowed mother. Consequently, he enjoys the benevolent attention of Lady Wain, whose annual presence with her family in the Big House brightens his world. He is also imaginatively excited by his grandmother's strange stories, shared in secret, about her past on the island of Wrack. These stories form a bond between them that later, for good or ill, influences Bartle's major life choices. Academically gifted, Bartle progresses to Glasgow University where he excells in Mathematics and, thanks to Lady Wain's patronage, he is offered a prestigious research post. However, Maysie Wain's high-handed rejection of his marriage proposal forces Bartle to realise that he can never really belong in her world, and he declines the position and the brilliant future he thought it promised, in favour of obscurity as a village dominie. Finally finding a form of contentment after a life peppered with disappointments, his equanimity is shattered by an echo from his past. But, like the other gifts he has received, is this latest 'fairing' a punishment or a reward?

Fiction & PoetryReligious & spiritual fictionFiction & PoetryRomanceRomance Publisher: Zeticula Ltd Publication Date: 15/04/2009 ISBN-13: 9781904999775  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

Nancy Brysson Morrison (1907-1986) was born in Glasgow. Now remembered principally for her early novel - 'The Gowk Storm' - her literary career was in fact long and diverse, encompassing novels and short stories, biographies and poetry, as well as print and broadcast journalism. In 2013 , Mary Seenan's extensive research into Morrison's life and work resulted in the publication of 'Nancy Brysson Morrison: A Literary Life' .

More books by N. Brysson Morrison

More books by Mary Seenan

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Hate Notes
Vi Keeland; Penelope Ward
The Name of The Game
Nora Roberts
To Love Ru Darkness, Vol. 7
Saki Hasemi; Kentaro Yabuki
Dangerous Exes
Rachel Van Dyken
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close