Emilie Rose Macaulay (1881-1958) was a British novelist, journalist, cultural commentator, biographer, critic and early adopter of radio as a broadcaster and a writer. She was the first fiction reviewer for the feminist weekly Time and Tide in the 1920s, also writing for Good Housekeeping, and was celebrated for her acerbic and witty satires. In the First World War she worked as a Land Girl and a censor, and in the Second World War she drove ambulances and was bombed out of her apartment, losing all her possessions including her letters from her recently dead secret lover, the former Irish priest Gerald O'Donovan, for two of whose children she was godmother. She was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II for services to literature in 1958. Her most famous novel, The Towers of Trebizond (1956), is famous for having brought many wavering Anglo-Catholics back to the Church. She did not marry, adored parties and was a notoriously bad driver.