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The Soldier's Art by Anthony Powell
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Jun 28, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: war, comedy
Read from July 29 to 30, 2011 , read count: 1

It's difficult to work out Nick's role in WWII, he seems unsure himself. Widmerpool seems more comical the more of a stuffed shirt he becomes, reminds me of a young Captain Mainwaring from Dad's army.
As ou expect some of the characters are lost during the war and even more are added.
It's the scope of the series and how Powell keeps the characters straight even through the marriages, divorces, births and deaths.
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K.D. Absolutely Congratulations, you've finished 8 books so far! Me, only the first one. Your review reminded me to pick up the 2nd book soon! Thanks.

Deanne On the ninth book, and ten and eleven are at the library for me to collect.

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K.D. Absolutely Nice for you to have them without paying anything, Deanne. :)

Deanne Already got book 12, lucky to live in a corner of Derbyshire which means that there are 2 libraries within 5 minutes drive, 1 in Derbyshire and 1 in Nottinghamshire. I belong to both and gives me access to the books in both counties.

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K.D. Absolutely 'Love to live in a place like that! :)

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