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The Resource The man in the wooden hat, Jane Gardam

The man in the wooden hat, Jane Gardam

Label
The man in the wooden hat
Title
The man in the wooden hat
Statement of responsibility
Jane Gardam
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Tells the story of the fifty-year marriage of barrister Filth and his wife Betty, which is filled with secrets and hidden desires
  • The New York Times called Sir Edward Feathers one of the most memorable characters in modern literature. A lyrical novel that recalls his fully lived life, Old Filth has been acclaimed as Jane Gardam's masterpiece, a book where life and art merge. And now that beautiful, haunting novel has been joined by a companion that also bursts with humor and wisdom: The Man in the Wooden Hat. Old Filth was Eddie's story. The Man in the Wooden Hat is the history of his marriage told from the perspective of his wife, Betty, a character as vivid and enchanting as Filth himself. They met in Hong Kong after the war. Betty had spent the duration in a Japanese internment camp. Filth was already a successful barrister, handsome, fast becoming rich, in need of a wife but unaccustomed to romance. A perfect English couple of the late 1940s. As a portrait of a marriage, with all the bittersweet secrets and surprising fulfillment of the 50-year union of two remarkable people, the novel is a triumph. The Man in the Wooden Hat is fiction of a very high order from a great novelist working at the pinnacle of her considerable power. It will be read and loved and recommended by all the many thousands of readers who found its predecessor, Old Filth, so compelling and so thoroughly satisfying
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Gardam, Jane
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS
Literary form
novels
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  • Lawyers' spouses
  • Lawyers
  • Hong Kong (China)
Label
The man in the wooden hat, Jane Gardam
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1197217
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9781933372891
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1197217
  • (OCoLC)318411367
Label
The man in the wooden hat, Jane Gardam
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1197217
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9781933372891
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1197217
  • (OCoLC)318411367

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