In this third volume of A Dance to the Music of Time, 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.
Strangely Like Real Life
My own prime favourite is Anthony Powell’s sequence of novels A Dance to the Music of Time: panoramic, sharply observed, farcical, ironic, yet shot through with what Kingsley Amis called an...Read more