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Jane Gardam

Old Filth

Jane Gardam

Old Filth

2006, pp. 304, Paperback
ISBN: 9781933372136
Region: Britain
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$ 17.00
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The book

A Best Book of the Year choice by:

The New York Times Book Review

 The Washington Post (Jonathan Yardley)

The San Francisco Chronicle 

New York Magazine 

The Globe & Mail

Slate

 

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 his life, from birth in colonial Malaya, to Wales, where he is sent as a “Raj orphan,” to Oxford, his career and marriage, encapsulates a large part of the 20th century.

The author

Jane Gardam
Jane Gardam has been twice awarded the Whitbread Prize and was also a Booker prize finalist. She is winner of the David Higham Prize, the Royal Society for Literature’s Winifred Holtby Prize, the Katherine Mansfield Prize, and the Silver Pen Award from PEN. Her novels include God on the Rocks, shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Old Filth, finalist for the Orange Prize; The Man in the Wooden Hat, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and Last Friends, finalist for the Folio Award. She lives in the south of England near the sea. In 1999 Jane Gardam was awarded the Heywood Hill Literary Prize in recognition of a distinguished literary career.

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