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Anthony Powell Society
is registered charity 1096873

Contact us at:
secretary@anthonypowell.org
 
Tel: +44 (0)20 8864 4095
 
Registered Office:
76 Ennismore Avenue
Greenford
UB6 0JW, UK

Latest News


14/09/2016: Events Diary updated.


09/09/2016: Autumn Newsletter now available to members; view contents on AP News weblog


03/05/2016: Simon Vance unabridged audio book of Dance, 1st Movement now available on CD from Audible; more on APNews blog


Our Aim
To increase widespread interest in the works of Anthony Powell in a way which balances the needs of all enthusiasts, including academics and professional literarists.

The Anthony Powell Society is a charitable literary society devoted to the author Anthony Powell, 1905-2000. It was founded in June 2000 and awarded charitable status in April 2003. The Society is governed by its Constitution which states the formal charitable aim as: To advance for the public benefit, education and interest in the life and works of the English author Anthony Dymoke Powell.

The Quotable Powell
Gwatkin shook my hand too. He smiled in an odd sort of way, as if he dimly perceived it was no good battling against Fate, which, seen in right perspective, almost always provides a certain beauty of design, sometimes even an occasional good laugh.
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Anthony Powell, The Valley of Bones
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Contributed by Keith Marshall

Anthony Powell, Author

AP Photo The English author Anthony Dymoke Powell was born in London on 21 December 1905. He was educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford where he met several other young writers and artists including Evelyn Waugh, Henry Green, John Betjeman, Graham Greene and Osbert Lancaster. Prior to World War II he worked in publishing and as a film-script writer, before becoming a full-time novelist and literary critic.

Powell is probably best known for his twelve-volume novel sequence A Dance to the Music of Time (usually just referred to as Dance). He wrote a further seven other novels, a biography of the seventeenth-century diarist John Aubrey and two plays.

Powell (pronounced Po-ell, by the way) was also a prolific literary critic and book reviewer for a number of periodicals including the Daily Telegraph, the Times Literary Supplement, Punch and the Spectator. He published four volumes of memoirs, three volumes of diaries and three volumes (one posthumously) of his selected literary criticism.

On top of all his writing, Powell was an accomplished genealogist, publishing almost 40 papers on Welsh genealogy, and was in later years a Vice-President of the Society of Genealogists.

He was made a CBE in 1956 and a Companion of Honour in 1988. Powell was married (in 1934) to the author Lady Violet Pakenham; they had two sons. He died peacefully on 28 March 2000 at his Somerset home.


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