The Towers of Trebizond

by Rose Macaulay

The Towers of Trebizond

Paperback, 277 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $15 | purchase

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This new edition of Rose Macaulay's 1956 novel follows Aunt Dot, Father Hugh-Chantry-Pigg and Laurie as they travel through Turkey in order to spread the blessings of the Anglican Church.

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In the fall of 2004, Steve and I talked about great first lines, and one of the books I cited was Rose Macaulay's The Towers of Trebizond: "'Take my camel, dear,' said my Aunt Dot, as she climbed down from this animal on her return from High Mass."

An opening sentence as brilliant as that sets a high bar for the rest of this bittersweet comedy of manners (reissued in October by Farrar, Straus and Giroux) but Macaulay doesn't let us down. Aunt Dot, Father Hugh Chantry-Pigg and

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