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Special Evening Event

Annual Anthony Powell Lecture: The Curious Case of ‘Casanova’s Chinese Restaurant’: Constant Lambert and his Frie

Friday 21st November, 2014

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Price: £14.00

Ages: All Ages

Lecturer: Stephen Lloyd 

Friday 21 November, 6.30pm – 7.30pm, followed by drinks. Doors open at 6pm Cost: £14 (includes a glass of wine) Booking essential on 020 7563 9527 Why does an author, nearly half way through a sequence of related novels, suddenly disrupt the chronology and introduce a new character? Stephen Lloyd, the author of a new study of Constant Lambert (Constant Lambert: Beyond The Rio Grande, Boydell Press 2014), looks at Lambert’s life and suggests that, of all the characters in A Dance to the Music of Time, Hugh Moreland (Lambert’s fictional counterpart) held a very special significance for Anthony Powell and that Casanova’s Chinese Restaurant is rather more than just another novel in the sequence.