Dame Emilie Rose Macaulay, DBE (1 August 1881 – 30 October 1958) was an English writer, most noted for her award-winning novel The Towers of Trebizond, about a small Anglo-Catholic group crossing Turkey by camel.

The story is seen as a spiritual autobiography, reflecting her own changing and conflicting beliefs. Macaulay’s novels were partly influenced by Virginia Woolf; she also wrote biographies and travelogues.

Books in order of publication:

Fiction:

  • Abbots Verney (1906) John Murray
  • The Furnace (1907) John Murray
  • The Secret River (1909) John Murray
  • The Valley Captives (1911) John Murray
  • Views and Vagabonds (1912) John Murray
  • The Lee Shore (1913) Hodder & Stoughton
  • The Making of a Bigot (c 1914) Hodder & Stoughton
  • Non-Combatants and Others (1916) Hodder & Stoughton
  • What Not: A Prophetic Comedy (1918) What Not was an influence on Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World Constable & Co
  • Potterism (1920) William Collins
  • Dangerous Ages (1921) William Collins
  • Mystery At Geneva: An Improbable Tale of Singular Happenings (1922) William Collins
  • Told by an Idiot (1923) William Collins
  • Orphan Island (1924) William Collins
  • Crewe Train (1926) William Collins
  • Keeping Up Appearances (1928) William Collins
  • Staying with Relations (1930) William Collins
  • They Were Defeated (1932) William Collins
  • Going Abroad (1934) William Collins
  • I Would Be Private (1937) William Collins
  • And No Man’s Wit (1940) William Collins
  • The World My Wilderness (1950) William Collins
  • The Towers of Trebizond (1956) William Collins

Poetry:

  • The Two Blind Countries (1914) Sidgwick & Jackson
  • Three Days (1919) Constable
  • Misfortunes, with engravings by Stanley Morison (1930)

Non-fiction:

  • A Casual Commentary (1925) Methuen
  • Some Religious Elements in English Literature (1931) Hogarth
  • Milton (1934) Duckworth
  • Personal Pleasures (1935) Gollancz
  • The Minor Pleasures of Life (1936) Gollancz
  • An Open Letter (1937) Peace Pledge Union
  • The Writings of E.M. Forster (1938) Hogarth
  • Life Among the English (1942) William Collins
  • Southey in Portugal (1945) Nicholson & Watson
  • They Went to Portugal (1946) Jonathan Cape
  • Evelyn Waugh (1946) Horizon
  • Fabled Shore: From the Pyrenees to Portugal By Road (1949) Hamish Hamilton
  • Pleasure of Ruins (1953) Thames & Hudson
  • Coming to London (1957) Phoenix House
  • Letters to a Friend 1950–52 (1961) William Collins
  • Last Letters to a Friend 1952–1958 (1962) William Collins
  • Letters to a Sister (1964) William Collins
  • They Went to Portugal Too (1990) (The second part of They Went to Portugal, not published with the 1946 edition because of paper restrictions.) Carcanet