Old Filth (Google eBook)
"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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Review: Old Filth (Old Filth #1)User Review - Kevin Trudo - Goodreads
It's not quite what you'd expect, the jacket promising a Dickensian focal character. I didn't get that. Don't get me wrong, I liked the book but I also spent a good deal of it baffled as to why Old ... Read full review
Review: Old Filth (Old Filth #1)User Review - Judy - Goodreads
The protagonist is a lawyer, Old Filth (Failed in London Try Hong Kong). Jane Gardam's writing is skillful, unique and very entertaining. Conveyed with a light touch and interwoven with an earlier ... Read full review
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