The Towers of Trebizond (unabridged)

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Rose Macaulay

The Towers of Trebizond

Read by Clare Corbett


Rose Macaulay was a fascinating and influential British writer, known for her wit and intellect. She wrote numerous novels, essays and biographies, and she was highly regarded for her versatility as a writer. Her works often explored themes of social change, women’s rights and the complexities of human relationships. She had a unique ability to capture the essence of her characters and the world they inhabited, making her a much-admired figure in the literary world.

The Towers of Trebizond, published in 1956, is Rose Macaulay’s best-known novel and follows the protagonist, Laurie Panton, and her eccentric Aunt Dot as they embark on a journey to Turkey. Throughout their travels, they undergo various adventures and mishaps while exploring the rich cultural heritage and religious tensions of Turkey.

A central theme of the novel is the clash between Western and Eastern cultures. As Laurie explores Turkey, she becomes enamoured with the country’s traditions, customs and history, leading her to question her own beliefs and values.

  • Running Time: 8 h 30 m

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    Digital ISBN:978-1-78198-511-3
    Cat. no.:NA0621
    Produced by:Neil Rosser
    Edited by:Timothy Brown
    Text:Text © 1956 The Estate of Rose Macaulay
    Released:February 24
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