Casanova's Chinese restaurant: a novel

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Heinemann, 1960 - Fiction - 229 pages
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Review: Casanova's Chinese Restaurant (A Dance to the Music of Time #5)

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Powell plays around with the sequence of events for the first time in the series in this volume which starts after the second world war has concluded. Very quickly though, there are flashbacks to ... Read full review

Review: Casanova's Chinese Restaurant (A Dance to the Music of Time #5)

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In this fifth installment of Powell's epic, all attention turns to the arts, a topic protagonist Nick Jenkins and his creator are presumably truly passionate about. This is a nice change of pace ... Read full review


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Anthony Powell was born on December 21, 1905 in Westminster, England and was educated at Eton College and Balliol College, Oxford. In 1926 he became an editor at Duckworth & Co. and later moved on to be a scriptwriter for Warner Brothers. By 1937 he was a regular contributor to The Spectator and the Daily Telegraph. From 1953-1959 Powell was the Literary Editor of Punch. His first book, The Barnard Letter, was published in 1928 and his first novel, Afternoon Men, was published in 1931. In 1951 Powell published A Question of Upbringing, which was the first of the 12-novel sequence A Dance to the Music of Time. In 1975 he published Hearing Secret Harmonies, which was the last novel of the sequence. Powell wrote Infants of the Spring, which is part of To Keep the Ball Rolling, his memoirs. He also published The Fisher King in 1986. Anthony Powell died peacefully at his home, The Chantry, aged 94 on 28 March 2000

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