25 November 2010

Dance Available as an E-Book

On 1 December the University of Chicago Press will be publishing e-books of each of the twelve individual novels of Dance – and for the month of December they'll be giving away the first, A Question of Upbringing, free.

Starting on 1st December, people will be able to go to pretty much any place that sells e-books or to the U of C site http://www.press.uchicago.edu/books/powell to get their free copy of the first book. The rest of the volumes will be $8.00 apiece.

Sadly this release is not available outside the United States. We eagerly await a UK release.

24 November 2010

Anthony Powell Society Events, 2011

Thus far the following dates have been arranged for AP Society events in 2011.  Further dates and events will be announced in due course.

London Group Quarterly Pub Meets
Saturday 12 February 2011 

Saturday 14 May 2011  
Saturday 13 August 2011  
Saturday 5 November 2011  
Venue: The Audley, Mount Street, London, W1
Time: 1230 to 1530 hrs
Join us for good drink, good food, good company and Powell chat in a Victorian pub which AP would have known. Open to members & non-members. Booking not required.

Sixth Biennial Anthony Powell Conference 
Friday 2 to Sunday 4 September 2011
Venue: Naval & Military Club, 4 St James's Square, London, W1
Time: 0900 hrs
Sixth international conference, dedicated to the work, life and times of Anthony Powell. Open to members & non-members.  Further details on the website: 2011 Conference page or Call for Papers or by email from the Conference Office.

11th AP Society Annual General Meeting 
Saturday 22 October 2011
Venue: tba (probably central London)
Time: 1400 hrs
The AGM will be followed at 1500hrs by a talk. Members only at the AGM; all welcome at the talk.

London Group Anthony Powell Birthday Lunch
Saturday 3 December 2011
Venue: Central London, tba
Time: 1200 for 1230 hrs
The London Group's annual celebration of Powell's birthday and marriage. Open to members & non-members. 

Further details of all events may be obtained from Keith Marshall.

NY Anthony Powell Birthday Lunch

Friday 17 December 2010
NY & NE USA Group Anthony Powell Birthday Lunch

Venue: Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, USA
Time: 1200 noon

The lunch was established by the late Bill Warren, President of the Grolier Club during the 1990s, and guests will be able to visit current Grolier exhibitions. The program will include presentations about Bill's scholarly enthusiasm for Powell's writing and about his success as a collector of AP's books and manuscripts.

Advanced booking essential; reservations limited to 35. Please book soonest with Ed Bock.

22 November 2010

OUT NOW : Dance Music


We are pleased to announce availability of the Society’s latest publication:

Jeff Manley et al., Dance Music: A Guide to the Musical References in Anthony Powell's A Dance to the Music of Time
Paperback. 156 pages.

Price if purchased from the Society ...
AP Society Members: UK: £7, Overseas: £11.50 (including p&p).
Non-members: as members but p&p extra at cost.

Alphabetical guide to musical references that appear Dance. The references are discussed within their context in the novels as well as the historical and critical positions they occupy in the various types music they represent. An essential adjunct to Hilary Spurling's Handbook.

"Powell throws into Dance a huge variety of musical allusions, both classical and popular. This guide is most impressively researched; it is a fascinating and inestimable companion. It gathers together a wealth of references, many identifiable but in danger of being forgotten; some tantalisingly allusive but now revealed in context. It fills in the background in a way I’ve found fascinating and from which I’ve learnt so much. It will prove invaluable in years to come when the music of Powell’s era will be even more underplayed and undervalued than it is nowadays, a decade after his death. Jeff Manley has done a wonderful job keeping these musical references alive and preserving their meaning.” Paul Guinery

Available now via Amazon or by email from the Society.

Jeff and and his team (Nick Birns, Ed Bock, John Gould, Paul Guinery, Peter Kislinger and Prue Raper) have done a magnificent job!  Well done to them.