Temporary Kings

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Random House, Jan 11, 2011 - Fiction - 288 pages
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The eleventh novel in Anthony Powell's brilliant twelve-novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time.

Around 1958, a decade on from the preceding novel, Books Do Furnish a Room, Jenkins attends an international literary conference in Venice, where the death is announced of French author Ferrand-SÚnÚschal. Dr Emily Brightman introduces Jenkins to Russell Gwinnett, a prospective biographer of X Trapnel with a faintly alarming manner. Gwinnett naturally wishes to meet Pamela Widmerpool, and he produces a press report linking her with Ferrand-SÚnÚschal's death...

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User Review  - eadieburke - LibraryThing

Book Description In this penultimate volume, Temporary Kings (1973), Nick and his contemporaries are at the height of their various careers in the arts, business, and politics. X. Trapnel is dead, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - eadieburke - LibraryThing

Another great installment in Anthony Powell's Dance to the Music of Time. It's 1958 and Nick is attending a conference in Venice. Pamela Flitton-Widmerpool continues to leave ruined men in her wake ... Read full review

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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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