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Old Filth
Jane Gardam
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Jane Gardam was born in North Yorkshire, England in 1928. She is the author of many children's novels that include "A Long Way from Verona" (1971). She has also written novels and collections of stories for adults that include "God on the Rocks" (1978), "Bilgewater and the Pangs of Love and Other Stories" (1983) and "The Summer After the Funeral." Her book "Groundlings" was taken from "Showing the Flag and Other Stories" (1989). Gardam's novels and stories have received many literary prizes. (Bowker Author Biography)

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main characters Sir Edward Feathers
Age: 80
Nicknamed Filth; was a respected judge for many years in Hong Kong; has few friends; was in a sexless loveless marriage; wife recently passed away; mother died in childbirth; father never spoke to him; spent his childhood in Wales with an abusive foster mother and then at numerous boarding schools; served briefly in World War II; spent a brief time as a London lawyer; on a journey to rediscover his past.

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