Old Filth
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    Old Filth | Jane Gardam

    Old Filth

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jane Gardam
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcom
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    FILTH is a lawyer with a practice in the Far East. A few remember that his nickname stands for Failed In London Try Hong Kong. But Old Filth is not as pompous as people imagine, and his past contains many secrets and dark hiding places.

    A Great Read, matched by a Great Reader

    This beautifully written, elliptically told story is matched by a narrator of great skill and discretion -- rather like Filth himself, a lawyer who be..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 08 2011 by Michele Kellett (Seattle, WA United States)
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    Old Filth | Jane Gardam

    Old Filth

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Jane Gardam
    • Narrated By Bill Wallace
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    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 so doing, she not only encapsulates a whole period from the glory days of 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.

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    The Man in the Wooden Hat | Jane Gardam

    The Man in the Wooden Hat

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jane Gardam
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
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    The New York Times called Sir Edward Feathers one of the most memorable characters in modern literature. A lyrical novel that recalls his fully lived life, Old Filth has been acclaimed as Jane Gardam's masterpiece. And now that novel has been joined by a companion that also bursts with humor and wisdom: The Man in the Wooden Hat. As a portrait of a marriage, with all the bittersweet secrets and surprising fulfillment of the 50-year union of two remarkable people, this novel is a triumph.

    great read

    really enjoyed the story and setting. Jane Gardam has a gift of taking you back in time to the 30s and bringing you back to the present.

    Reviewed on May 07 2012 by RBL (New Sharon, ME, United States)
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    The Man in the Wooden Hat | Jane Gardam

    The Man in the Wooden Hat

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jane Gardam
    • Narrated By Bill Wallace
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    Filth (Failed in London, Try Hong Kong) is a successful lawyer when he marries Elisabeth in Hong Kong soon after the War. Reserved, immaculate, and courteous, Filth finds it hard to demonstrate his emotions.

    But Elisabeth is different - a free spirit. She was brought up in the Japanese Internment Camps, which killed both her parents but left her with a lust for survival and an affinity with the Far East. No wonder she is attracted to Filth's hated rival at the Bar - the brash, forceful Veneering.

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    Last Friends: Old Filth Trilogy, Book 3 | Jane Gardam

    Last Friends: Old Filth Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jane Gardam
    • Narrated By Roger Watson
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    This is the third book in the Old Filth trilogy (Old Filth, The Man in the Wooden Hat, Last Friends). Last Friends depicts the marriage of Edward Feathers and Betty as seen through the eyes of Edward’s friend and Betty's lover Terry Veneering.

    Bring back Graeme Malcolm!

    Graeme Malcolm's reading of the first two books in the trilogy, Old Filth and The Man in the Wooden Hat, were perfect -- beautfully done. Why switch f..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 03 2014 by Marion ()
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    Last Friends | Jane Gardam

    Last Friends

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jane Gardam
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
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    Shortlisted for the 2014 Folio Prize. Old Filth and The Man in the Wooden Hat told with bristling tenderness and black humour the stories of that Titan of the Hong Kong law courts, Old Filth QC, and his clever, misunderstood wife Betty. Last Friends, the final volume of this trilogy, picks up with Terence Veneering, Filth's great rival in work and - though it was never spoken of - in love.

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