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Crewe Train

  • Author
    • Rose Macaulay
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Denham Dobie has been brought up in Andorra by her father, a retired clergyman. On his death, she is snatched from this reclusive life and thrown into the social whirl of London by her sophisticated relatives. Denham, however, provides a candid response to the niceties of 'civilised' behaviour. CREWE TRAIN is one of Macaulay's wittiest satires. The reactions of Denham to the manners and modes of the highbrow circle in which she finds herself provide a devastating - and very funny - social commentary as well as a moving story.

This bitingly funny, elegantly written comedy of manners is as absorbing and entertaining today as on the book's first publication in 1967.
  • Published: Feb 08 2018
  • Pages: 304
  • 196 x 128mm
  • ISBN: 9780349010021
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Press Reviews

  • Observer
    One of her very wittiest books
  • Eric Linklater

    A pleasure and a triumph
  • Country Life
    Rose Macaulay, who is probably the cleverest of our novelists, has given us yet another of her glittering novels
  • Elizabeth Bowen

    One of the few authors of whom it may be said she adorns our century
  • The Times
    Rose Macaulay is ripe for rediscovery