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AT LADY MOLLY'S (239 pp.)—Anthony Powell—Little, Brown ($3.75).

Life in Britain, in the vision of Novelist Anthony Powell, is a dense forest of decayed and intertwined family trees. This fourth novel of a series he calls The Music of Time explores the latest area of Powell's private park land to be railed in—and at.

Little read in the U.S., where his The Acceptance World (TIME, Feb. 20. 1956) sold only 2,000 copies, Novelist Powell (rhymes with Lowell) is highly regarded in his native Britain. Evelyn Waugh calls The Music of Time more realistic than Proust's Remembrance of Things Past, and much funnier. Powell's...

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