Personal Pleasures

Rose Macaulay


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Handheld Press
14 September 2021
ISBN: 9781912766505

From the publisher

In 1935 Rose Macaulay (1881-1958) was a well-established novelist, reviewer, columnist and feminist wit. She was part of the 'intellectual aristocracy' of England, but was also passionately interested in everyday life and its foolishnesses. Personal Pleasures is an anthology of 80 short essays (some of them very short) about the things she enjoyed most in life.

Her subjects include:

Bed (Getting Into It)
Christmas Morning
Driving a Car
Not Going to Parties
Shopping Abroad

While each essay can be read on its own as a short dose of delicious writing, the collection is also an autobiographical selection, revealing glimpses of Rose's own life, and making us laugh helplessly with her inimitable humour.