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The man in the wooden hat

by Jane Gardam

  • 191 Want to read
  • 30 Currently reading

Published by Europa Editions in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social life and customs,
  • Lawyers,
  • Marriage,
  • Lawyers" spouses,
  • Manners and customs,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJane Gardam
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6057.A623 M36 2009b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination233 pages ;
    Number of Pages233
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26341211M
    ISBN 101933372893
    ISBN 109781933372891
    OCLC/WorldCa318411367

      “The Man in the Wooden Hat” features the fastidious Sir Edward Feathers, an expatriate judge known as Filth (for “failed in London, try Hong Kong”); a striver called Terry Veneering (whose last name is borrowed from Dickens); a Chinese dwarf, Albert Ross, known suggestively as Albatross; and Betty Feathers, née Elisabeth ­Macintosh. : The Man in the Wooden Hat (Old Filth Trilogy) () by Gardam, Jane and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(K).

      A masterful novel, followed by a collection of stories (The People on Privilege Hill), one of which illuminates both the novel that preceded it and the one that follows, The Man in the Wooden Hat. 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 .

    Editions for The Man in the Wooden Hat: (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition), (Kindle Edition published in ), (Hardcover publis. This book tells her story, and it’s magnificent. Elisabeth Macintosh is a brave, resourceful and unconventional young woman. Like Eddie, she was born in Asia in the early 20th century, and she spent World War II in a Japanese internment camp.


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Acclaimed as Jane Gardam’s masterpiece, Old Filth is a lyrical novel that recalls the fully lived life of Sir Edward Feathers.

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/5(). The Man in the Wooden Hat is Jane Gardam's follow-up to her novel Old Filth. Both novels examine the marriage of a up-and-coming barrister and his seemingly dutiful wife, Sir Edward and Elisabeth Feathers.

Both have been stunted by their youth as products of the dying modern colonialism/5. Acclaimed as Jane Gardam’s masterpiece, Old Filth is a lyrical novel that recalls the fully lived life of Sir Edward Feathers.

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 : Europa Editions, Incorporated. The Man in the Wooden Hat delves into this mystery.

Gardam has rewound half a century to tell her story of a declining empire and its servants all over again, this time from the wife's : Olivia Laing. 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.

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/5().

"The Man in the Wooden Hat" is a follow up to the celebrated Old Filth novel, following Edward Feathers as he tries to get himself an English wife in Betty. A story that is wide in scope and has many memorable characters, "The Man in the Wooden Hat" is a fine piece of literary fiction that will resonate with readers.5/5(4).

Her new novel, The Man in the Wooden Hat, showcases the regrets of a woman never quite sure that marrying her husband was the right choice. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls Gardam the best British. 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.

In “The Man in the Wooden Hat,” when Sir Edward and his wife are old, and she thinks, yet again, about leaving, she spots him watching the rooks in the garden as she plants tulip bulbs.

The owner of the hat - not wooden but felt - is the troll, the "dwarfish" and impossibly vain Albert Ross, otherwise known as "Loss", or "Albatross", or "Coleridge" or "Ancient Mariner".

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. On its own, The Man in the Wooden Hat is funny and affecting, but read alongside Old Filth, it's remarkable (New York Times) Book Description Another masterpiece from Jane Gardam and the second novel in the Old Filth trilogy/5().

The Man in the Wooden Hat is neither a sequel nor a rehash of Old Filth. Instead, Gardam has opted for another intriguing approach to character resurrection: the companion volume, covering some of the same events from a different point of.

The Man in the Wooden Hat is not truly a sequel to Old Filth but rather a complement to it. It covers much of the same terrain, and while the focus is more on Elizabeth ('Betty') than Old Filth himself (Eddie Feathers) -- at least until the last section, after her death -- it further enhances the portraits of both figures (while still leaving aspects murky); the two books belong together, and should certainly be enjoyed.

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. The Man in the Wooden Hat, a compelling new novel from acclaimed British novelist Jane Gardam, marks the return of Sir Edward Feathers, the central character in Gardam’s prize-winning Old Filth.

Feathers (nicknamed Filth, an acronym for Failed in London, Try Hong Kong), is a retired judge who returns to England with his wife Betty after a long and lucrative career as a barrister in Asia. 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 :   “The Man in the Wooden Hat” is a joy to read. Jane Gardam writes an elegant, witty prose; her narrative is peppered with ironic asides. The story unfolds, then re. On its own, The Man in the Wooden Hat is funny and affecting, but read alongside Old Filth, it's remarkable * New York Times * Delicious and poignant there are rich complexities of chronology, settings and characters, all manipulated with marvellous dexterity * Spectator * 4/5(K).

Title: The Man In The Wooden Hat Format: Paperback Product dimensions: pages, X X in Shipping dimensions: pages, X X in Published: Publisher: Little, Brown And Company Language: English.

The Man in the Wooden Hat serves as a reminder that even ordinary lives can be extraordinary. I'm looking forward to the last book in the Old Filth series and will be seeking out more novels by Jane Gardam, whose writing is beautiful, original, amusing, and moving.

And Graeme Malcolm is .Although The Man in the Wooden Hat is the second novel about Eddie and Elizabeth, Eddie stars in the title story of Gardam's short story collection, The People of Privilege Hill (), and also makes an earlier appearance in the title story to Missing the Midnight (). This review is from the The Man in the Wooden Hat.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/5(20).