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Old Filth

Old Filth Book
Author : Jane Gardam
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2013-01-17
ISBN : 1405525487
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'This witty modern classic is perfect lockdown reading' The Times 'I love Jane Gardam, especially Old Filth' Nina Stibbe 'Her work, like Sylvia Townsend Warner's, has that appealing combination of elegance, erudition and flinty wit' Patrick Gale 'One of the finest writers around. Old Filth has stayed with me for years...Can't think of anyone who achieves so much with so few words' Sathnam Sanghera Sir Edward Feathers has had a brilliant career, from his early days as a lawyer in Southeast Asia, where he earned the nickname Old Filth (Failed In London, Try Hong Kong) to his final working days as a respected judge at the bar. Yet through it all he has carried with him the wounds of a difficult and emotionally hollow childhood. Now an eighty-year-old widower living in comfortable seclusion in Dorset, Feathers is finally free from the demands of his work and the sentimental scaffolding that has sustained him throughout his life. He slips back into the past with ever mounting frequency and intensity, and on the tide of these vivid, lyrical musings, Feathers approaches a reckoning with his own history. Not all the old filth, it seems, can be cleaned away. Jane Gardam has written a literary masterpiece that retraces much of the twentieth century's torrid and momentous history. Feathers' childhood in Malaya during the British Empire's heyday, his schooling in pre-war England, his professional success in Southeast Asia and his return to England toward the end of the millennium, are vantage points from which the reader can observe the march forward of an eventful era and the steady progress of that man, Sir Edward Feathers, Old Filth himself, who embodies the century's fate.

The Old Filth Trilogy

The Old Filth Trilogy Book
Author : Jane Gardam
Publisher : Europa Editions
Release : 2020-05-27
ISBN : 1609456440
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The complete “wonderfully entertaining trilogy” aboutthree British friends approaching their twilight years with bittersweet humor (The Washington Post). Jane Gardam’s beloved Old Filth Trilogy—including her masterpiece, Old Filth, voted one of the 100 greatest British novels in a BBC survey; The Man in the Wooden Hat; and Last Friends—are here presented in one volume. Emotionally distant but highly successful Edward Feathers, aka Old Filth, a man who “belongs in the Dickensian pantheon of memorable characters” (TheNew York Times Book Review), his beautiful wife Betty, and his devilishly handsome professional rival (and Betty’s onetime lover) Edward Veneering are the anchors of this series, with each novel focusing on a different character. Feathers was a “raj orphan”—children born in Far East British colonies and raised in England—while Veneering managed to get out of his fishing village-turned-industrial-town just before the German bombs dropped (and his luck has held up pretty well ever since). The three tells a bittersweet tale of enduring friendship while contending with the disappointments and consolations of age, while a once-insurmountable empire declines around them. It forms a deeply humane and often comic portrait of aging, and a reminder that the experiences we choose to take with us in our twilight years are as unpredictable as life itself. “Her prose is so perceptive and fluid that it feels mentally healthful, exiling the noise and clutter of your mind as efficiently as a Schubert sonata. She could make actuarial tables pleasurable.”—The New York Times Book Review “Gardam is the best British writer you’ve never heard of.”—Maureen Corrigan, NPR

The Old Filth Trilogy

The Old Filth Trilogy Book
Author : Jane Gardam
Publisher : Europa Editions Incorporated
Release : 2014-11-04
ISBN : 9781609452285
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Jane Gardam's beloved Old Filfth Trilogy--her masterpiece, Old Filfth, The Man in the Wooden Hat, and Last Friends--are here presented in a box set perfect for holiday gift-giving. Emotionally distant but highly successful Edward Feathers, his beautiful wife Betty, and his devilishly handsome professional rival (and Betty's one-time lover) Edward Veneering are the anchors of this series, with each novel focusing on a differenct character. Feathers was a "raj orphan"--children bown in Far East British colonies and raised in England--while Veneering's own path to legal renown is a Dickensian as his name. Filth and his circle tell a bittersweet tale of enduring friendship while contending with the disappointments and consolations of age as a once-insurmountable empire declines around them. Told with Jane Gardam's customary wit, the Old Filth trilogy is a deeply humane and often comic portrait of aging and a reminder that the experiences we choose to take with us in our twilight years are as unforgettable--and unpredictable as life itself.

Last Friends

Last Friends Book
Author : Jane Gardam
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2013-04-02
ISBN : 0748130187
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'It's a cliche to compare novelists to Jane Austen, but in the case of Jane Gardam it happens to be true. Her diamond-like prose, her understanding of the human heart, her formal inventiveness and her sense of what it is to be alive - young, old, lonely, in love - never fades' Amanda Craig 'Her work, like Sylvia Townsend Warner's, has that appealing combination of elegance, erudition and flinty wit' Patrick Gale 'Sharp, humane, generous and wonderfully funny, she is one of our very finest writers' Hilary Mantel Shortlisted for the 2014 Folio Prize. Old Filth and The Man in the Wooden Hat told with bristling tenderness and black humour the stories of that Titan of the Hong Kong law courts, Old Filth QC, and his clever, misunderstood wife Betty. Last Friends, the final volume of this trilogy, picks up with Terence Veneering, Filth's great rival in work and - though it was never spoken of - in love. Veneering's were not the usual beginnings of an establishment silk: the son of a Russian acrobat marooned in northeast England and a devoted local girl, he escapes the war to emerge in the Far East as a man of panache, success and fame. But, always, at the stuffy English Bar he is treated with suspicion: where did this blond, louche, brilliant Slav come from? Veneering, Filth and their friends tell a tale of love, friendship, grace, the bittersweet experiences of a now-forgotten Empire and the disappointments and consolations of age.

Old Filth Book 1 Old Filth Trilogy

Old Filth   Book 1   Old Filth Trilogy Book
Author : Jane Gardam
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780349118406
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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FILTH, in his heyday was an international lawyer with a practice in the Far East. Now, only the oldest QC's and Silks can remember that his nickname stood for Failed In London Try HongKong. Long ago, Old Filth was a Raj orphan - one of the many children sent 'Home' to be fostered and educated in England. This book tells his story from birth to the extremities of old age.

The Man in the Wooden Hat

The Man in the Wooden Hat Book
Author : Jane Gardam
Publisher : Europa Editions
Release : 2009-10-27
ISBN : 1609450337
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Second in the Old Filth trilogy. “An astute, subtle depiction of marriage . . . absolutely wonderful” (The Washington Post). Acclaimed as Jane Gardam’s masterpiece, Old Filth is a lyrical novel that recalls the fully lived life of Sir Edward Feathers. The Man in the Wooden Hat is the history of his marriage told from the perspective of his wife, Betty, a character as vivid and enchanting as Filth himself. They met in Hong Kong after the war. Betty had spent the duration in a Japanese internment camp. Filth was already a successful barrister, handsome, fast becoming rich, in need of a wife but unaccustomed to romance. A perfect English couple of the late 1940s. As a portrait of a marriage, with all the bittersweet secrets and surprising fulfillment of the fifty-year union of two remarkable people, The Man in the Wooden Hat is a triumph. Fiction of a very high order from a great novelist working at the pinnacle of her considerable power, it will be read and loved and recommended by all the many thousands of readers who found its predecessor, Old Filth, so compelling and thoroughly satisfying. “Funny and affecting . . . It’s remarkable.” —The New York Times Book Review “The latest occasion to celebrate Gardam . . . [a] superb novel.” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR “Told with quintessentially British humor . . . Gardam’s prose is witty and precise.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “It’s magnificent. . . . Funny, intelligent and immensely moving.” —Kirkus Reviews

Old Filth by Jane Gardam

Old Filth by Jane Gardam Book
Author : Elaine Barry
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Crang Mysteries 4 Book Bundle

Crang Mysteries 4 Book Bundle Book
Author : Jack Batten
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2016-04-16
ISBN : 1459736338
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“Like a fine wine, the [Crang] series — and its protagonist — have aged well.” — The Toronto Star “Not to be missed.” — The Globe and Mail Jack Batten's hard-boiled Crang series returns with this four-book bundle, including the latest Crang mystery, 2016's Keeper of the Flame! Includes:Crang Plays the Ace Straight No Chaser Take Five Keeper of the Flame

Old Filth

Old Filth Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 20??
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Man in the Wooden Hat Book 2 Old Filth Trilogy

The Man in the Wooden Hat   Book 2   Old Filth Trilogy Book
Author : Jane Gardam
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9780701177980
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written from the perspective of Filth's wife, Betty, this is a story which will make the reader weep for the missed opportunities, while laughing aloud for the joy and the wit. Filth (Failed In London Try Hong Kong) is a successful lawyer when he marries Elisabeth in Hong Kong soon after the War. Reserved, immaculate and courteous, Filth finds it hard to demonstrate his emotions. But Elisabeth is different - a free spirit. She was brought up in the Japanese Internment Camps, which killed both her parents, but left her with a lust for survival and an affinity with the Far East. No wonder she is attracted to Filth's hated rival at the Bar - the brash, forceful Veneering. Veneering has a Chinese wife and an adored son - and no difficulty whatsoever in demonstrating his emotions ... How Elisabeth turns into Betty, and whether she remains loyal to stolid Filth or swept up by caddish Veneering, make for a page-turning plot, in a lovely novel which is full of surprises and revelations, as well as the humour and eccentricities for which Jane Gardam's writing is famous.

English Sanitary Institutions

English Sanitary Institutions Book
Author : Sir John Simon
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1890
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Another Wicked Woman

Another Wicked Woman Book
Author : G. A. Grant-Forbes
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1895
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Witch Stories

Witch Stories Book
Author : Elizabeth Lynn Linton
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1883
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Othello Antony And Cleopatra Cymbeline The First Three Acts

Othello  Antony And Cleopatra  Cymbeline    The First Three Acts Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1865
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ballads from Manuscripts 1

Ballads from Manuscripts   1 Book
Author : Frederick James Furnivall
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1868
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ballads from Manuscripts

Ballads from Manuscripts Book
Author : Ballad Society (London, England)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1868
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ballads on the Condition of England in Henry VIII s and Edward VI s Reigns with Wynkyn de Worde s Treatise of a Galaunt

Ballads on the Condition of England in Henry VIII s and Edward VI s Reigns     with Wynkyn de Worde s Treatise of a Galaunt Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1868
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Evangelical Witness and Presbyterian Review

The Evangelical Witness and Presbyterian Review Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1863
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Passages of a Working Life

Passages of a Working Life Book
Author : Charles Knight
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1864
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The History of Public Health and the Modern State

The History of Public Health and the Modern State Book
Author : Dorothy Porter
Publisher : Rodopi
Release : 1994
ISBN : 9789051835526
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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