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Gardam skilfully reveals the deep vulnerability hidden beneath the clean perfection of Filth’s appearance. She is adept at balancing the sadness of his life with a keen sense of humour and love of eccentricity. It’s a remarkable portrait not just of Filth, but also of the dying days of Empire. Perhaps above all, Gardam shows just how much we can be haunted by memory and desire.

About the author:

Jane Gardam OBE is an award-winning writer of novels, short stories, children’s books and non-fiction. She was born in 1928 in Yorkshire and now lives between Wimbledon, Kent, and the Pennines. After the success of Old Filth, she ingeniously returned to its characters in two companion novels, The Man in the Wooden Hat and Last Friends.

Book details:

ISBN 9780349139494 Published by Little Brown as an £8.99 paperback, also available as an audiobook.