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They Were Defeated By Rose Macaulay

They Were Defeated

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This is a classic historical novel of the 17th century - one of the most turbulent periods in English history.

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They Were Defeated by Rose Macaulay

THEY WERE DEFEATED begins in 1640 at a harvest festival - but religious persecution is in the air, and the idyllic rural scene is soon darkened by the threat of a witch hunt...Rose Macaulay interweaves the lives of Robert Herrick and other contemporary poets with those of a small group of fictional characters. Their lives, and in particular the life of her heroine Julian, are set vividly before us against a period which was one of the most dramatic and unsetttled in English history. Skilfully intertwining tragedy, comedy and beauty, THEY WERE DEFEATED was Rose Macaulay's only historical novel, and is 'her greatest success' [Observer] First published in 1932.

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About Rose Macaulay


Rose Macaulay was born on 11 August 1881 at Rugby. She read history at Oxford but was primarily interested in writing. Her first novel, ABBOTS VERNEY, was published when she was 25; then followed such celebrated novels as POTTERISM (1920), CREWE TRAIN (1926) and THEY WERE DEFEATED (1932). The Second World War interrupted this success - her home was destroyed by a bomb, she was bereaved more than once and she suffered serious ill health. However in the 1950s she overcame her misfortunes. Her novel THE TOWERS OF TREBIZOND won her the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1956, and in 1958 she was created a Dame of the British Empire.

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GOR000605892
They Were Defeated by Rose Macaulay
Rose Macaulay
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2002-07-18
448
1842125222
9781842125229
N/A
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