The second novel in Anthony Powell's brilliant twelve-novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time
A DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF TIME chronicles the lives of over three hundred characters, and is a unique evocation of life in twentieth-century England. It is unrivalled for its scope, its humour and the enormous pleasure it has given to generations. THE KINDLY ONES follows Nicholas Jenkins, Kenneth Widmerpool and others, as they negotiate the intellectual, cultural and social hurdles which stand between them and the 'Acceptance World'.
“Emerging from an Anthony Powell novel, I tend to feel that no one else living really writes English- The Kindly Ones is as magnificently comic as anything in the series”