Old Filth - Abacus 40th edition

Author(s): Jane Gardam


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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The book that made the stiff upper lip tremble: A genuine masterpiece - funny, brilliant and wise - Old Filth is now reissued with a new cover alongside other classic titles from the Abacus list in our 40th Anniversary year

Shortlisted for Orange Prize 2005.

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780349138992
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Abacus
  • : March 2013
  • : 197mm X 127mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jane Gardam
  • : Paperback
  • : 40th Anniversary edition
  • : 823.914
  • : 272