Rose Macaulay(1881-1958), Author
Dame (Emilie) Rose Macaulay
Sitter in 6 portraits
Macaulay's best-known novel was her last, the semi-autobiographical The Towers of Trebizond (1956), which interwove many elements of previous works, including topical satire, history and decaying civilisation. After reading history at Oxford, Macaulay published the first of twenty-three novels in 1906, a family drama called Abbots Verney. During the 1940s, Macaulay concentrated on journalism returning to fiction with the novel The World of my Wilderness (1950), which centred on ruined lives and ruins, a theme Macaulay explored further in the travel book Pleasure of Ruins (1953).
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