MacAULAY, (Emilie) Rose
(1881-1958)
   UK author of 23 novels from 1906, the most famous being her last, The Towers of Trebizond (1956). Some of these books - like And No Man's Wit (1940), in which a mermaid appears - venture edgily intofantasy. What Not: A Prophetic Comedy (1918; libellous passages cut 1919), set several years after the conclusion of WWI, depicts the coming to power in the UK of an autocratic government designed to counter postwar crises. (Although copies exist of the 1918 version, which portrays a newspaperproprietor attempting political blackmail, it may never have been officially released.) Mystery at Geneva: An Improbable Tale of Singular Happenings (1922) is set in an undefined NEAR FUTURE where a monarchistcounter-revolution has replaced the Bolsheviks in Russia and a reporter (a woman in drag) helps save the League of Nations from a conspiracy designed to restore communism. Orphan Island (1924) is a borderline UTOPIA (see also ISLANDS) set in the 19th and 20th centuries and satirizing conventional Victorian social and sexual mores.
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   About the author: Rose Macaulay: A Writer's Life (1991) by Jane Emery.
   See also: POLITICS.

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