Old Filth by Jane Gardam
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Old Filth Summary
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 Reviews
"Jane Gardam's beautiful, vivid and defiantly funny novel is a must." - The Times (UK)
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Rated of 5
Jane Gardam Author Biography
Jane Gardam was born Jean Mary Pearson in Coatham, North Yorkshire on 11 July
1928. She was educated at Saltburn High School for Girls, and won a scholarship
to the University of London where she read English at Bedford College. In 1951
she worked as a Red Cross Travelling Librarian to Hospital Libraries, afterwards
taking up editorial posts at Weldon Ladies Journal (sub-editor, 1952) and
the literary weekly Time and Tide (Assistant Editor, 1952-4).
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