The third volume of his bestselling, witty journals.
The teo volumes of Anthony Powell`s journals have published, to great critical acclaim. atahese journals, started in1982 when Powell had become `stuck' on a novel, became the place where he could most happily exercise his powers of observation, anf record his memories of times and writers past. This the third volume of the journals, sees the writer in his house in Somerset, te Chantry, encountering old friends, journalists, publishers and relations. He rereads the plays of Shakespere, and revisits the work of a huge range of writers. He remembers Evelyn Waugh, Philip Larkin, John Betjeman, Kingsley Amis and Marlene Dietrich. He visited, among others, V. S Naipaul, Alison Lurie, Harold Pinter, Antonia Fraser and Evangeline Bruce. The author is given an honorary doctorate from the University of Whales, in the dining-room of the chantry. In these frank and entertaining pages, the daily life of a great lterary figure unfolds in a volume that will delight his many fans as much as its predecessors did.