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Anthony Powell was an only child, born in 1905. As a young man he worked for a crumbling publishing business whilst trying to find time to write novels. He moved in a bohemian world of struggling writers and artists, which was to provide the raw material for much of his fiction. During the Second World War he served in Military Intelligence Liaison. He subsequently became a fiction reviewer for the Times Literary Supplement and for five years he was the literary editor of the now-defunct magazine Punch. Meanwhile he continued to work on the twelve-novel sequence ‘A Dance to the Music of Time’. He was the author of seven other novels, and four volumes of memoirs. His many reviews for the Daily Telegraph are also published in collected volumes. Anthony Powell died in March 2000.

Books by Anthony Powell

Books Do Furnish A Room

The tenth novel in Anthony Powell's brilliant twelve-novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time

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O How The Wheel Becomes It!

Sometime novelist and critic, now literary hack and occasional lecturer at provincial universities, Geoffrey Shadbold has long rested on the laurels of what was once a promising career. But when he is invited on to a TV chat show, and asked to give his views on love and sex, the wheel is come full circle when the past rolls awkwardly into the present...

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