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Topic: Anthony Powell

Was Anthony Powell right about John Galsworthy?

The Forsyte Saga novelist has fallen out of favour since his death

Simon Raven: an entertaining read, but no Powell

Alms for Oblivion is an entertaining but shallow tale, and not a patch on A Dance to the Music of Time

Dickens is disappointingly thin – give me AN Wilson anytime

A very good novel can make a Mexican bus journey pass very quickly

Anthony Powell’s masterpiece will change your life

A Dance to the Music of Time ‘is just like life itself: the same people keep weaving their way in and out’