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Old Filth

Gardam, Jane

ISBN 10: 1933372133 / 1-933372-13-3
ISBN 13: 9781933372136
Publisher: Europa Editions
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Softcover
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"Jane Gardam's beautiful, vivid and defiantly funny novel is a must." The Times

"Gardam's superb new novel is surely her masterpiece . . . one of the most moving fictions I have read in years . . . This is the rare novel that drives its readers forward while persistently waylaying and detaining by the sheer beauty and inventiveness of it style." The Guardian

"The Whitbread winner scores again with a compelling novel based, in part, on the early life of Rudyard Kipling." Time Out

Sir Edward Feathers has progressed from struggling young barrister to wealthy expatriate lawyer to distinguished retired judge, living out his last days in comfortable seclusion in Dorset. The engrossing and moving account of his life, from birth in colonial Malaya, to Wales, where he is sent as a "Raj orphan," to Oxford, his career and marriage, parallels much of the 20th century's torrid and twisted history.

Old Filth was nominated for the 2005 Orange Prize.

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Book Description: Europa Editions. 1 Paperback(s), 2014. soft. Book Condition: New. (Finalist for the Orange Prize and a New York Times Notable Book of 2006) Sir Edward Feathers has had a brilliant career, from his early days as a lawyer in Southeast Asia (where he earned the inelegant nickname Old Filth—"Failed in London, Try Hong Kong") to his final working days as a respected judge at the English bar, in this first book of the Old Filth trilogy. Yet through it all he has carried with him the wounds of a difficult childhood as a "raj orphan," left with a cruel step-mother in Wales. Now an octogenarian widower in Dorset, Feathers is finally free from the regimen of work and the sentimental scaffolding that has sustained him throughout his life, while his ever-more vivid memories of the past illuminate Britain's own journey through the 20th century. The popular and prolific Jane Gardam remains one of England's best-kept literary secrets; she has twice won the Whitbread Award, among numerous other awards and nominations for her more than 30 books, yet remains all but unknown in the United States. Her trilogy of novels about retired barrister Edward "Old Filth" Feathers, his wife Betty, and his rival Terence Veneering may well be the best place to begin your appreciation of Gardam."Old Filth belongs in the Dickensian pantheon of memorable characters. The miracle of Old Filth is that its hero eludes social or psychological pigeonholing. He is also triumphantly his own man, with a life full of unexpected turns and events of high comedy. Gardam's novel is an anthology of bittersweet scenes, rendered by a novelist at the top of her form."—NYTBR 289. Bookseller Inventory # 49643

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