At Lady Molly's

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Random House, Jan 11, 2011 - Fiction - 256 pages
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The fourth novel in Anthony Powell's brilliant twelve-novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time

At Lady Molly's is the fourth volume in Anthony Powell's twelve novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time. It is 1934 and Nick is working, without great success, as a script writer at a film company. He gets invited by a colleague, Chips Lovell, to a party at the home of Lady Molly Jeavons. There he learns that Widmerpool is to marry the twice widowed, somewhat notorious (somewhat insane according to Nick) Mrs. Mildred Haycock. Nick subsequently has to endure having to lunch with Widmerpool and fending-off questions from Widmerpool's prospective in-laws becomes, for Nick, a motif throughout the novel. Also re-encountered at Lady Molly's gathering is old Alfred Tolland.

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

It is 1935, Lady Molly Jeavons keeps open house for the characters from "A Dance to the Music of Time". Nick Jenkins while being not very good at film writing, meets Isobel, his wife. Widmerpool, as ... Read full review

Review: At Lady Molly's (A Dance to the Music of Time #4)

User Review  - Arukiyomi - Goodreads

Perhaps the most forgettable, for me, of the four volumes so far.Having nearly completed two more memorable volumes since finishing this one off, I had to go back to the web to remind myself of ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

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 is the author of seven other novels, and four volumes of memoirs, To Keep the Ball Rolling.

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