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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446427187
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256
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The Valley Of Bones




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.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446427187
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the Author

Anthony Powell

Anthony Powell was born in 1905. After working in publishing and as a scriptwriter, he began to write for the Daily Telegraph in the mid-1930s. He served in the army during World War II and subsequently became the fiction reviewer on the TLS. Next came five years as literary editor of Punch. He was appointed a Companion of Honour in 1988. In addition to the twelve-novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time, Anthony Powell was the author of seven other novels, and four volumes of memoirs, To Keep the Ball Rolling. He died in March 2000.

Discover the extraordinary life of Anthony Powell – captured by acclaimed biographer Hilary Spurling in Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time – available now in hardback and ebook from Hamish Hamilton.

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Praise for The Valley Of Bones

“'I would rather read Mr Powell than any English novelist now writing'”

Kingsley Amis

“'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'”

Observer

“'Incalculably brilliant'”

TIME

“'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'”

Clive James


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