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The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay
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Jul 10, 11

bookshelves: fiction, recommended-by-a-friend
Recommended to Karen L. by: Cindy Erlandson
Recommended for: Lovers of English and Anglican things
Read from June 28 to July 10, 2011

This is a fun read for Anglicans or Anglophiles. Author Rose Macaulay weaves her own thoughts feelings and experiences into this fictional story. The story involves the Turkish Travels of Aunt Dot, her odd entourage consisting of her Anglican Priest, a Turkish doctor friend a camel and her niece,who is also the story teller. She knows her theology, geography and has a wonderful English sense of humor. At times the humor reminded me a bit of author P.G. Wodehouse. Humor is interspersed throughout the book as are serious moments of religious questions and discussions of the characters. I found the book to have a timeless classic quality about it. Overall a wonderful fun read.
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Rose Macaulay
“Take my camel, dear,' said my aunt Dot, climbing down from that animal on her return from high Mass.”
Rose Macaulay, The Towers of Trebizond

Reading Progress

06/29/2011 "In chapter 4. This is such a fun book. Reminds me a little of Wodehouse with a lot of Anglican references thrown in."
47.0% "Oh this book is just so fun! I love Aunt Dot and her camel."
65.0% "Can't put it down!"

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