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PiCo -- good info, but the slight changes you made to the original material (off the book jacket for NYRB's edition of "Towers of Trebizond" -- and here) were far too minor. Bendybendy 05:19, 16 January 2006 (UTC)
- Ok - I'll have a look and see if I can find anything more substantial about her. I do remember her being a friend of Lawrence Durrell - he mentions a visit in Bitter Lemons - maybe there's more. PiCo 21:51, 16 January 2006 (UTC)
Her father was descended in the male-line directly from the Macaulay family of Lewis.
- Presumably all Macaulays are so descended. More significant is whether she was related to Thomas Babington Macaulay. Valetude (talk) 16:50, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
Dorothy Sayers references Macaulay in her 1928 mystery novel The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club. Her sleuth, Lord Peter is trying to find out why a female suspect is brooding. After eliminating pregnancy and blackmail as possible causes:
"Is it Freudian, or sadistic, or any of those popular modern amusements?"
"I don't believe you'd turn a hair if it was."
"Why should I?- I can't think of anything worse to suggest, except what Rose Macaulay refers to as 'nameless orgies'. Or diseases, of course..."