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    DescriptionThe 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, a book where life and art merge. And now that beautiful, haunting novel has been joined by a companion that also bursts with humor and wisdom: "The Man in the Wooden Hat." "Old Filth" was Eddie's story. "The Man in the Wooden Hat" is the history of his marriage told from the perspective of his wife, Betty, a character as vivid and enchanting as Filth himself. They met in Hong Kong after the war. Betty had spent the duration in a Japanese internment camp. Filth was already a successful barrister, handsome, fast becoming rich, in need of a wife but unaccustomed to romance. A perfect English couple of the late 1940s. As a portrait of a marriage, with all the bittersweet secrets and surprising fulfillment of the 50-year union of two remarkable people, the novel is a triumph. "The Man in the Wooden Hat" is fiction of a very high order from a great novelist working at the pinnacle of her considerable power. It will be read and loved and recommended by all the many thousands of readers who found its predecessor, "Old Filth," so compelling and so thoroughly satisfying.


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    Title
    The Man in the Wooden Hat
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jane Gardam
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 233
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 209 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 290 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781933372891
    ISBN 10: 1933372893
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 823/.914
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PR6057.A623 M36 2009
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    Publisher
    Europa Editions
    Imprint name
    Europa Editions
    Publication date
    27 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Jane Gardam has twice won the Whitbread Award, for The Hollow Land, and Queen of the Tambourine. She is also the author of God on the Rocks, which was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and most recently, Faith Fox.