Hearing Secret Harmonies

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Random House, Dec 23, 2010 - Fiction - 288 pages
12 Reviews

The final novel in Anthony Powell's brilliant twelve-novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time

In Spring, almost another decade on, the Jenkinses act as host to a caravan of hippies led by Scorpio Murtlock, allowing them to camp on their land. One of the band is Fiona Cutts (daughter of Roddy Cutts, thus a niece of Isobel's). Murtlock is keenly interested in the nearby Devil's Fingers standing stones...

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Review: Hearing Secret Harmonies (A Dance to the Music of Time #12)

User Review  - Elise R - Goodreads

It was a lovely bookend to the whole series. Everything wrapped up nicely and confirmed my feeling that somehow the whole story was about Widmerpool. I really don't know how else Powell could have ended the series. Read full review

Review: Hearing Secret Harmonies (A Dance to the Music of Time #12)

User Review  - Corey - Goodreads

This concludes Powell's 12-novel cycle, 'A Dance to the Music of Time.' In short, it is one of the towering achievements in literature, an astonishing admixture of history and memoir in fictional form ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

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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