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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Review: Temporary Kings (A Dance to the Music of Time #11)

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The turn of phrase, the tragicomedy, the patterns, it's all in there. Read full review

Review: Temporary Kings (A Dance to the Music of Time #11)

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The eleventh book in the sequence, starts ten years after the end of the previous volume, a hugely enjoyable read. Full review here: https://heavenali.wordpress.com/2014/... 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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