07 September 2011

Quotable Powell #86

'I've a memory for faces. Oh, yes. It's quite an asset because people met at a certain part of our time here below may float back in later, and it helps if we can place them, as it were. You will, I'm sure, have read the novels of Anthony Powell – spelt P O W E L L but pronounced Pole – where characters drift in and out of one another's lives over twelve volumes. Think of his one-time girlfriend, Jean Templer, turning up all those years later married to a South American colonel. That's why I'm so interested in his books – called A Dance to the Music of Time. Mr Pellotte too, of course.'

Bill James; Full of Money
Contributed by Keith Marshall