The Old Filth Trilogy
The complete &“wonderfully entertaining trilogy&” aboutthree British friends approaching their twilight years with bittersweet humor (The Washington Post). Jane Gardam&’s beloved Old Filth Trilogy—including her masterpiece, Old Filth, voted one of the 100 greatest British novels in a BBC survey; The Man in the Wooden Hat; and Last Friends—are here presented in one volume. Emotionally distant but highly successful Edward Feathers, aka Old Filth, a man who &“belongs in the Dickensian pantheon of memorable characters&” (TheNew York Times Book Review), his beautiful wife Betty, and his devilishly handsome professional rival (and Betty&’s onetime lover) Edward Veneering are the anchors of this series, with each novel focusing on a different character. Feathers was a &“raj orphan&”—children born in Far East British colonies and raised in England—while Veneering managed to get out of his fishing village-turned-industrial-town just before the German bombs dropped (and his luck has held up pretty well ever since). The three tells a bittersweet tale of enduring friendship while contending with the disappointments and consolations of age, while a once-insurmountable empire declines around them. It forms a deeply humane and often comic portrait of aging, and a reminder that the experiences we choose to take with us in our twilight years are as unpredictable as life itself. &“Her prose is so perceptive and fluid that it feels mentally healthful, exiling the noise and clutter of your mind as efficiently as a Schubert sonata. She could make actuarial tables pleasurable.&”—The New York Times Book Review &“Gardam is the best British writer you&’ve never heard of.&”—Maureen Corrigan, NPR
- 2004 Jane Gardam
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