The seventh 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 VALLEY OF BONES follows Nicholas Jenkins and a host of familiar and newer characters through the strain, absurdities and preoccupations of England at war.
“'I would rather read Mr Powell than any English novelist now writing'”
“'The Valley of Bones is sheer delight.It is immaculate in period and military detail; it praises duty, while at the same time making educated play of its absurdities; it recognises heroism, but is swift to prick pretension; it evokes a wry poetry from drabness and boredom; and it is exceedingly funny throughout'”
“'I find Powell the sort of writer who exerts such a strong pull that turning anyone else's books, after his, calls for an effort of will... One of the most individual tones of voice in contemporary novel-writing and one of the most artful'”
Norman Shrapnel, Guardian
“'I think it is now becoming clear that A Dance to the Music of Time is going to become the greatest modern novel since Ulysses'”