Old Filth

Written By Jane Gardam
Old Filth
  • Publsiher : Europa Editions
  • Release : 01 June 2006
  • ISBN : 1609450175
  • Pages : 289 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 63 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Old Filth written by Jane Gardam which was release on 01 June 2006, this book published by Europa Editions. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: First in the Old Filth trilogy. A New York Times Notable Book. “Old Filth belongs in the Dickensian pantheon of memorable characters” (The New York Times Book Review). 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 (FILTH being an acronym for Failed In London Try Hong Kong) to his final working days as a respected judge at the English 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 regimen of 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. Borrowing from biography and history, Jane Gardam has written a literary masterpiece reminiscent of Rudyard Kipling’s “Baa Baa, Black Sheep” that retraces much of the twentieth century’s torrid and momentous history. SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE “Will bring immense pleasure to readers who treasure fiction that is intelligent, witty, sophisticated and—a quality encountered all too rarely in contemporary culture—adult.” —The Washington Post “Gardam is an exquisite storyteller, picking up threads, laying them down, returning to them and giving them new meaning . . . Old Filth is sad, funny, beautiful and haunting.” —The Seattle Times “A masterpiece of storytelling.” —The Dallas Morning News

Old Filth

Old Filth
  • Author : Jane Gardam
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release Date : 2006-06-01
  • Total pages : 289
  • ISBN : 1609450175
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Summary : First in the Old Filth trilogy. A New York Times Notable Book. “Old Filth belongs in the Dickensian pantheon of memorable characters” (The New York Times Book Review). Sir Edward Feathers has had a brilliant career, from his early days as a lawyer in Southeast Asia, where he earned the ...

Old Filth

Old Filth
  • Author : Jane Gardam
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-01-17
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1609450175
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Summary : 'I love Jane Gardam, especially Old Filth' Nina Stibbe '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 'Her work, like Sylvia Townsend Warner's, has that appealing combination of elegance, erudition ...

The Old Filth Trilogy

The Old Filth Trilogy
  • Author : Jane Gardam
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release Date : 2020-05-27
  • Total pages : 569
  • ISBN : 1609450175
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Summary : 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—...

The Old Filth Trilogy

The Old Filth Trilogy
  • Author : Jane Gardam
  • Publisher : Europa Editions Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2014-11-04
  • Total pages : 512
  • ISBN : 1609450175
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Summary : 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 ...

Old Filth Book 1 Old Filth Trilogy

Old Filth   Book 1   Old Filth Trilogy
  • Author : Jane Gardam
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1609450175
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Summary : 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' ...

Last Friends

Last Friends
  • Author : Jane Gardam
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-04-02
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1609450175
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Summary : '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 - ...

Old Filth by Jane Gardam

Old Filth by Jane Gardam
  • Author : Elaine Barry
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Total pages : 16
  • ISBN : 1609450175
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The Man In The Wooden Hat

The Man In The Wooden Hat
  • Author : Jane Gardam
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-01-17
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1609450175
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Summary : '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 - ...

Ghost Girl

Ghost Girl
  • Author : C.J. Archer
  • Publisher : C.J. Archer
  • Release Date : 2015-01-02
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1609450175
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Summary : WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE FREAK HOUSE BOOKS "This was one fantastic read! A really fascinating story which I couldn't put down, so this is easily a 5 stars. Isn't there a 6 star option?" ~ reviewer Corazie "Excellent read that sucks you in till the end" ~ reviewer Moon Cat "Fantastic Gothic ...

The Man in the Wooden Hat Book 2 Old Filth Trilogy

The Man in the Wooden Hat   Book 2   Old Filth Trilogy
  • Author : Jane Gardam
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1609450175
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Summary : 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 ...

Old Filth

Old Filth
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 20??
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1609450175
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House documents

House documents
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1877
  • Total pages : 212
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English Sanitary Institutions

English Sanitary Institutions
  • Author : Sir John Simon
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1890
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 1609450175
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Summary : Download or read online English Sanitary Institutions written by Sir John Simon, published by which was released on 1890. Get English Sanitary Institutions Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Another Wicked Woman

Another Wicked Woman
  • Author : G. A. Grant-Forbes
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1895
  • Total pages : 188
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Summary : Download or read online Another Wicked Woman written by G. A. Grant-Forbes, published by which was released on 1895. Get Another Wicked Woman Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Witch Stories

Witch Stories
  • Author : Elizabeth Lynn Linton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1883
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1609450175
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