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- Short-listed for Folio Prize 2014 (UK)
- 197 x 128 x 17 mm
- 206 g
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This is as mordantly precise and moving a novel as you will find anywhere * Daily Telegraph * Sharp, humane, generous and wonderfully funny, she is one of our very finest writers -- Hilary Mantel It's hard...not to be charmed by a writer with Gardam's substantial gifts * New York Times Book Review * If Rudyard Kipling was the laureate of the British Empire, then Jane Gardam is surely the closest thing we have to a laureate of its demise . . . Spanning nearly a century, the three novels offer a compelling, finely nuanced tableau of the end of an era and the passing of the generation that sustained it. Part of the genius of each successive book is that it does not continue the story so much as rework it from a different angle. * Times Literary Supplement * [Gardam] is the best kind of literary escape: serious, mesmerizing, and deeply satisfying * Los Angeles Review of Books * The satisfying conclusion to Gardam's Old Filth trilogy offers exquisite prose, wry humor, and keen insights into aging and death * New Yorker * Her effortless command of character and narrative sweeps you right along...Among other things, she provides an unsentimental but oddly hopeful vision of old age * New York Times * Last Friends is evocative, elegiac, and shaded in autumnal tones, as suits the final volume in a trilogy. Like Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited, the Old Filth trilogy restores us to an era rich in spectacle and bristling with insinuation and intrigue. Vivid, spacious, superbly witty, and refreshingly brisk . . . the story (and the author) will endure * Boston Globe * This is as mordantly precise and moving a novel as you will find anywhere * Daily Telegraph * An ambitious and complex portrait of extraordinary times * Guardian * She is a brilliant writer. Her prose sparkles with wit, compassion and humor. She keeps us entertained, and she keeps us guessing. Be thankful for her books. Be thankful for this trilogy, which is ultimately an elegy, created with deep affection * Washington Post * Sharp, humane, generous and wonderfully funny, she is one of our very finest writers * Hilary Mantel *
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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.