Old Filth Old Filth

Old Filth

Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction

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Publisher Description

Jane Gardam's funny and wise masterpiece, reissued with a new introduction by Nina Stibbe

'Old Filth has stayed with me for years'
SATHNAM SANGHERA

'Sharp, humane, generous and wonderfully funny'
HILARY MANTEL

'The last great book I read'
RACHEL WEISZ

'Gardam's masterpiece'
GUARDIAN

Filth, in his heydey, was an international lawyer with a practice in the Far East. Now, only the oldest QCs can remember that his nickname stood for Failed In London Try Hong Kong. Long ago, Old Filth was a Raj orphan - one of the many young children sent 'Home' from the East to be fostered and educated in England. Jane Gardam's novel tells his story, from his birth in what was then Malaya to the extremities of his old age. In doing so, she not only encapsulates a whole period from the glory days of the British Empire, through the Second World War, to the present and beyond, but also illuminates the complexities of the character known variously as Eddie, the Judge, Fevvers, Filth, Master of the Inner Temple, Teddy and Sir Edward Feathers.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
17 January
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown Book Group
SIZE
1.1
MB

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