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Last Friends - Old Filth Trilogy

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@2@@20@'Like Evelyn Waugh's@18@ Brideshead Revisited@19@, the Old Filth trilogy restores us to an era rich in spectacle and bristling with insinuation and intrigue' Boston Globe@21@@3@@2@@20@'Sharp, humane, generous and wonderfully funny, she is one of our very finest writers' Hilary Mantel@21@@16@@20@@21@@16@@20@Shortlisted for the 2014 Folio Prize.@21@@16@@18@@19@@16@@18@Old Filth@19@ and @18@The Man in the Wooden Hat@19@ told with bristling tenderness and black humour the stories of that Titan of the Hong Kong law courts, Old Filth QC, and his clever, misunderstood wife Betty. @18@Last Friends, @19@the final volume of this trilogy, picks up with Terence Veneering, Filth's great rival in work and - though it was never spoken of - in love. @3@@2@Veneering's were not the usual beginnings of an establishment silk: the son of a Russian acrobat marooned in northeast England and a devoted local girl, he escapes the war to emerge in the Far East as a man of panache, success and fame. But, always, at the stuffy English Bar he is treated with suspicion: where did this blond, louche, brilliant Slav come from? @3@@2@Veneering, Filth and their friends tell a tale of love, friendship, grace, the bittersweet experiences of a now-forgotten Empire and the disappointments and consolations of age.@3@

Product details

Authors Jane Gardam
Publisher Abacus
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 31.03.2014
EAN 9780349000169
ISBN 978-0-349-00016-9
No. of pages 256
Dimensions 130 mm x 198 mm x 17 mm
Old Filth
Old Filth
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

FICTION / Humorous / General, FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Friendship, FICTION / Classics, FICTION / Psychological, FICTION / Satire, FICTION / Legal, FICTION / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce, FICTION / Humorous / Black Humor

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