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This Morning's Post [Sep. 15th, 2010|12:30 pm]
Tony Grist
This morning's post brings four novels by Rose Macaulay- variously purchased secondhand from Amazon, iLibris and eBay. They're all relatively modern paperback editions. It's good to know that her work is being kept in print.

Or that some of it is. Certain titles remain very hard to find. Ailz suggests a holiday in Hay on Wye- secondhand bookshop capital of the world- to track them down. That would be good!

Literary reputation is a funny thing. Macaulay has points in common with Virginia Woolf and rather more with Evelyn Waugh and seems to me to be as good a writer as either of them- yet they're established modern classics and she isn't. I really don't understand why.