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    Last Friends (Abacus) (Paperback) By (author) Jane Gardam

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    DescriptionShortlisted 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. Veneering's were not the usual beginnings of an establishment silk: the son of a Russian acrobat marooned in northeast England and a devoted local girl, he escapes the war to emerge in the Far East as a man of panache, success and fame. But, always, at the stuffy English Bar he is treated with suspicion: where did this blond, louche, brilliant Slav come from? Veneering, Filth and their friends tell a tale of love, friendship, grace, the bittersweet experiences of a now-forgotten Empire and the disappointments and consolations of age.


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    Title
    Last Friends
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jane Gardam
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 208 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780349000169
    ISBN 10: 0349000166
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    DC23: 823.914
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Abacus
    Publication date
    06 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jane Gardam has been awarded the Heywood Hill Literary Prize for a lifetime's contribution to the enjoyment of literature; has twice won a Whitbread Award and has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. She was awarded an OBE in January 2009.
    Review quote
    An ambitious and complex portrait of extraordinary times Guardian Sharp, humane, generous and wonderfully funny, she is one of our very finest writers -- Hilary Mantel This is as mordantly precise and moving a novel as you will find anywhere Daily Telegraph