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    Strange request. I'm reading A Dance to the Music of Time. I started when in a charity shopo I found the first three books gathered together as one quarter of the whole thing, this section being called Spring. I want to read the remaining nine books but, for some reason - call it bloodymindedness, I want to find them all in charity shops. There would be something satisfying about that. Inexplicably though, I won't deem it cheating if someone else finds the books for me... so, what I'm saying, is, if anyone finds anyone finds any of the books (except the first three) in a chazza anywhere please pick 'em up and I will be very grateful. Hurry though, Spring is drawing to a close...

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    Is it any good?
    I always assumed the only people who ever read it were students writing theses on the post-war English novel.
    Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by babycart View Post
      Is it any good?
      I always assumed the only people who ever read it were students writing theses on the post-war English novel.
      It has potential but I was disappointed with the lack of breasts, guns and car chases.
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      • #4
        I am similarly embroiled in Simon Raven's Alms for Oblivion series. No car chases yet, but breasts and guns aplenty.
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          Bloody hell. I´d never have had VG+ down as a nest of Proustian/Balzacian novel cycle fanboys.

          I might have some Forsyte Saga raers somewhere.
          Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ian Townsend View Post
            It has potential but I was disappointed with the lack of breasts, guns and car chases.
            did you watch the tv version?

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            • #7
              I haven't watched the tv version but apparently it's pretty faithful if hyper-speeded up. I can certainly recognise that that scene is when Barbara tips the sugar bowl on Widmerpool's head.

              Is it any good?
              I always assumed the only people who ever read it were students writing theses on the post-war English novel.
              I think so. It's both touching and, at points, laugh out loud funny.

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              • #8
                For what it's worth Bad Plus ivories tinkler, Ethan Iverson, is a major fan.
                "You don't want to kill the cash donkey"

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Filthy Rich View Post
                  I can certainly recognise that that scene is when Barbara tips the sugar bowl on Widmerpool's head.
                  Clearly the inspiration for

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                  • #10
                    Update on this. One of my friends found me books seven through twelve (with one missing) but now I'm really fiending on the fourth fifth and sixth books - anyone?

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                    • #11
                      Could you post a pic of one please so i know what to look out for, Cheers

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                      • #12
                        Surely... cheers, the one I bought was the first of these but I guess the individual ones have different covers

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                        • #13
                          At Lady Molly's,Casanova's Chinese Restaurant and The Kindly Ones are the peak of the series I think - and also the easiest to find as individual vols - I have the Penguins and the later Fontanas, but not quite complete sets of either .... Pretty sure I have spares of all of those three though, but in Ireland. If you still haven't found them by Xmas, I'll being them back with me n the new year. And they were all gotten 2nd hand, though possbly not in charity shops
                          Those funny cars won't make the teardrops start/ but way up there is where she broke my heart

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                          • #14
                            Fantastic thanks!

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                              I bet she dances to the music of time...

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