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The Towers of Trebizond

Rose Macaulay

 

 

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As wise, civilised and wholly entertaining as it was when first published in 1956, the novel tells the beautifully absurd story of the imimitable Aunt Dot, her niece Laurie and Father Chantry-Pigg - and of their expedition together to Turkey to explore the possibility of establishing a High Anglican mission there. Each member of the party has an additional extra-curricular motivation for making the trip: Father Chantry-Pigg wishes to meet the fanatics in residence at the top of Mount Ararat; Aunt Dot is set on the emancipation of Turkish women through wider use of the bathing hat; Laurie's object is pure pleasure...

 

Click here for Marion's full length review of The Towers of Tebizond, published in Turkey's national English language newspaper, Sunday's Zaman.

 

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