The World My Wilderness (unabridged)

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Rose Macaulay

The World My Wilderness

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 World My Wilderness was published in 1955 and follows the story of Barbary Deniston, a 17-year-old girl growing up in London during World War II. Barbary’s parents are divorced, and she divides her time between her mother’s bohemian lifestyle and her father’s more conventional life. The novel explores themes of identity, family, and the impact of war on individuals and society. It is considered one of Macaulay’s most personal and autobiographical works.

  • Running Time: 6 h 26 m

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    Digital ISBN:978-1-78198-510-6
    Cat. no.:NA0620
    Produced by:Neil Rosser
    Edited by:Timothy Brown
    Text:Text © 1950 The Estate of Rose Macaulay
    Released:March 24
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