Jane Gardam's beloved Old Filfth Trilogyher masterpiece, Old Filfth, The Man in the Wooden Hat, and Last Friendsare 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 Veneering are the anchors of this series, with each novel focusing on a differenct character. Feathers was a "raj orphan"children bown in Far East British colonies and raised in Englandwhile Veneering's own path to legal renown is a Dickensian as his name. Filth and his circle tell a bittersweet tale of enduring friendship while contending with the disappointments and consolations of age as a once-insurmountable empire declines around them. Told with Jane Gardam's customary wit, the Old Filth trilogy is a deeply humane and often comic portrait of aging and a reminder that the experiences we choose to take with us in our twilight years are as unforgettableand unpredictable as life itself.
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 2.50(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Born in 1928, Jane Gardam is the only novelist to have been twice awarded Britain's prestigious Costa (formerly Whitbread) Award for Best Novel. Old FIlth was a finalist for the Orange Prize and was also a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. The Man in the Wooden Hat was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She was awarded an OBE in 2009 and has also received the Heywood Hill Literary Prize for a lifetime's contribution to the enjoyment of literature.
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