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Old Filth Audiobook

Old Filth

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2004 Jane Gardam (P)2015 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"A magnificent, deeply moving and compassionate portrait of an era and a sentimental education. Please read it." (Daily Mail)

"Beautiful, vivid and defiantly funny." (The Times)

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  • Tessi
    Uk
    22/11/16
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    "My favourite audio book"
    What made the experience of listening to Old Filth the most enjoyable?

    After at least five years, this is still my favourite audio book, along with A Thousand Splendid Suns.

    A lovely story and very well read.


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    Everything


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    His best


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    It's like a warm hug from an old friend now


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    Try it - you really won't be disappointed

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