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The Acceptance World (A Dance to the Music of Time 3)

UK Publisher: Cornerstone

‘A rich chronicle of 20th-century English social life and an intricately wrought work of art. It is also extremely funny.’ – John Banville

In this third volume, determined to make a name for himself, Nick Jenkins starts working for a publisher, establishing connections across the London literary scene. But whilst Nick is ready to move forwards with his new life, the past is never far behind.

A weekend away with his friend Templer sees a surprise reunion quickly blossom into an affair, while an Old Boys dinner at the Ritz, in honour of their old housemaster Le Bas, reunites Nick with his schoolmates Stringham and Widmerpool. Set against the backdrop of thirties London, The Acceptance World provides a snapshot of the complicated nature of young love.

The English author Anthony Dymoke Powell was born on 21 December 1905. He was educated at Eton and Balliol College,...