The Towers of Trebizond

Author(s): Rose Macaulay

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Hailed as "an utter delight, the most brilliant witty and charming book I have read since I can't remember when" byThe New York Times when it was originally published in 1956, Rose Macaulay'sThe Towers of Trebizond tells the gleefully absurd story of Aunt Dot, Father Chantry-Pigg, Aunt Dot's deranged camel, and our narrator, Laurie, who are traveling from Istanbul to legendary Trebizond on a convoluted mission. Along the way they will encounter spies, a Greek sorcerer, a precocious ape, and Billy Graham with a busload of evangelists. Part travelogue, part comedy, it is also a meditation on love, faith, doubt, and the difficulties, moral and intellectual, of being a Christian in the modern world.


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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.

General Fields

  • : 9780006544210
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Australia
  • : HarperPerennial
  • : August 1990
  • : 129mm X 198mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Rose Macaulay
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 823.912
  • : 288