'He is, as Proust was before him, the great literary chronicler of his culture in his time.' GUARDIAN
'A Dance to the Music of Time' is universally acknowledged as one of the great works of English literature. Reissued now in this definitive edition, it stands ready to delight and entrance a new generation of readers.
In this ninth volume, Nick Jenkins, now a captain, is working in military liaison. When he receives the tragic news of the death of an old friend, it is an ever-present reminder of the way things used to be, especially when Widmerpool finds himself engaged again, this time to the notorious Pamela Flitton. As the war's toll is mounting, Nick, like the rest of his compatriots, is weary of life in uniform and looking ahead to peacetime.