Old Filth

Old Filth

Paperback Abacus 40th Anniversary

By (author) Jane Gardam

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  • Publisher: Abacus
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 196mm x 20mm | 220g
  • Publication date: 4 April 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0349138990
  • ISBN 13: 9780349138992
  • Edition: 40, Special edition
  • Edition statement: 40th Anniversary edition
  • Sales rank: 191,792

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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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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.