The Towers of Trebizond

by Rose Macaulay

Historical Fiction Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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This is a humorous classic that is largely ignored today but which is still as amusing as it was when it was first published. It has a classic first line, never since equalled.

The Towers of Trebizond Synopsis

This story describes the experiences of a group of people on a trip to Turkey. Aunt Dot is set on the emancipation of Turkish women through the encouragement of a wider use of the bathing hat, whilst Laurie's only object is pleasure.

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The Towers of Trebizond Press Reviews

'Pure fiction - yet travel writing at its very best, exploring the ties between our physical surroundings and our spiritual state. I was hooked from the very first line: 'Take my camel, dear,
said my Aunt Dot, as she climbed down from this animal on her return from High Mass. In this loose story of an attempt to establish an Anglican mission in Turkey, Macaulay proves that to be true to and revealing about a place, you don't have to write fact. There are moments of huge sadness and great hilarity.' Review by Dea Birkett (Kirkus UK)

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ISBN: 9780006544210
Publication date: 09/01/1995
Publisher: Flamingo an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780006544210
Publication date: 9th January 1995
Author: Rose Macaulay
Publisher: Flamingo an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Genres: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Rose Macaulay

Rose Macaulay was born into an intellectual family in 1881 in Rugby. When she was six, the family moved to a small coastal village in Italy, where her father made a living as a translator of classical works and editor of textbooks. There, she developed a sense of adventure that was to be a dominant feature of her life.Macaulay returned to Britain to be educated at Oxford, and after graduating went to London to write. She soon became one of the most popular novelists of her day and a key figure in the 1920s literary scene – swimming with Rupert ...

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