Rose Macaulay

Rose Macaulay


Born
in Rugby, The United Kingdom
August 01, 1881

Died
October 30, 1958

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Emilie Rose Macaulay, whom Elizabeth Bowen called "one of the few writers of whom it may be said, she adorns our century," was born at Rugby, where her father was an assistant master. Descended on both sides from a long line of clerical ancestors, she felt Anglicanism was in her blood. Much of her childhood was spent in Varazze, near Genoa, and memories of Italy fill the early novels. The family returned to England in 1894 and settled in Oxford. She read history at Somerville, and on coming down lived with her family first in Wales, then near Cambridge, where her father had been appointed a lecturer in English. There she began a writing career which was to span fifty years with the publication of her first novel, Abbots Verney, in 1906. Whe ...more

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“It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them.”
Rose Macaulay

“Take my camel, dear,' said my aunt Dot, climbing down from that animal on her return from high Mass.”
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“So they left the subject and played croquet, which is a very good game for people who are annoyed with one another, giving many opportunities for venting rancor.”
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May 2016 Woman Fiction Genre BOM: mystery/thriller

Street of the Five Moons (Vicky Bliss, #2) by Elizabeth Peters
Street of the Five Moons by Elizabeth Peters
Published in 1978
Vicky Bliss, a brain with a body like a centerfold, often has a tough time getting people to take her seriously. But when it comes to medieval history, this blonde beauty knows her stuff -- and she's a master at solving mysteries that would turn the art world upside down.Vicky gasped at the sight of the exquisite gold pendant her boss at Munich's National Museum held in his hand. The Charlemagne talisman replica, along with a note in hieroglyphs, was found sewn into the suit pocket of an unidentified man found dead in an alley. Vicky vows to find the master craftsman who created it. It's a daring chase that takes her all the way to Rome and through the dusty antique centers and moonlit streets of the most romantic city in the world. But soon she's trapped in a treacherous game of intrigue that could cost her life -- or her heart...

 
  1 vote, 25.0%

The Daughter of Time (Inspector Alan Grant, #5) by Josephine Tey
The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
Published in 1951
Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant is intrigued by a portrait of Richard III. Could such a sensitive face actually belong to a heinous villain — a king who killed his brother's children to secure his crown? Grant seeks what kind of man Richard was and who in fact killed the princes in the tower.

 
  1 vote, 25.0%

Speedy Death (Mrs. Bradley) by Gladys Mitchell
Speedy Death by Gladys Mitchell
Published in 1929
Guests have gathered to dine at Alastair Bing’s elegant country manor, but only one guest—a murderer—is aware of the dead body in an upstairs bathtub. With renowned explorer Mr. Everard Mountjoy noticeably absent from the dining table, the rest of the party searches for him, and soon discovers the explorer’s drowned corpse. The murder is mystifying, not in the least because the body in the bath is clearly a woman’s! As danger and theories unravel, psychoanalyst Mrs. Beatrice Lestrange Bradley observes and interprets all, from shrieks in the night to drowning attempts to poisoning. It’s clear that Mrs. Bradley has a basilisk eye for detail. But can she uncover a motive for murder?

 
  1 vote, 25.0%

Mystery at Geneva An Improbable Tale of Singular Happenings by Rose Macaulay
Mystery at Geneva: An Improbable Tale of Singular Happenings by Rose Macaulay
Published in 1922
A shabby young reporter, Henry Beechtree, arrives in Geneva in 1922 to cover the 4th Assembly of the League of Nations. When the League's newly- elected President disappears, followed by another delegate, and another, Henry chases a trail of clues through the assembly halls, chateaux, and lakeside villas of old Geneva, eventually uncovering much more than he intended. Awash in post-war optimism and the petty squabbles of diplomats, Mystery at Geneva is great fun for historical mystery lovers everywhere.

 
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