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Essential companion to Anthony Powell's A Dance to the Music of Time
on 25 January 2018
'Invitation To The Dance' by Hilary Spurling is an essential companion to Anthony Powell's A Dance to the Music of Time - the 12-volume masterpiece which captures England’s 20th century cultural landscape. It's also a beautiful looking book too, with an endorsement from Anthony Powell on the cover.
'Invitation To The Dance' is a magnificent and indispensable reference book for reminding yourself who is who within A Dance to the Music of Time. As the series chronicles over 300 characters it is a challenge remembering who's who. Be careful not to read each entry all the way to the end, as many contain spoilers which might impinge on your enjoyment if you refer to this book whilst midway through the series. Not only is 'Invitation To The Dance' a fantastic resource, it's also a good read in its own right.