Old Filth (Paperback)
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DescriptionFILTH, in his heyday, was an international lawyer with a practice in the Far East. Now, only the oldest QCs and Silks can remember that his nickname stood for Failed In London Try Hong Kong. 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 new novel tells his story, from his birth in what was then Malaya to the extremities of his old age. Brilliantly constructed - going backwards and forwards in time, yet constantly working towards the secret at its core - OLD FILTH is funny and heart-breaking, witty and peopled with characters who astonish, dismay and delight the reader. Jane Gardam is as sensitive to the 'jungle' within children as she is to the eccentricities of the old. A touch of magic combines with compassion, humour and delicacy to make OLD FILTH a genuine masterpiece.
- Published: 27 October 2005
- Format: Paperback 272 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780349118406 ISBN 10: 034911840X
- Sales rank: 12,168
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Reviews for Old Filth
Enjoyed the journey with this novel. Easy to read, entertaining. Not one of your riveting blockbusters but none-the-less, time well spent! by Wendy SEKULOFF