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Jane Gardam

Autor(a) de Old Filth

35+ Works 7,960 Membros 361 Reviews 33 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos


Obras de Jane Gardam

Old Filth (2004) 2,301 cópias
The Man in the Wooden Hat (2009) 997 cópias
The Queen of the Tambourine (1991) 631 cópias
Last Friends (2013) 580 cópias
God on the Rocks (1978) 416 cópias
Crusoe's Daughter (1985) 395 cópias
A Long Way from Verona (1971) 384 cópias
The Flight of the Maidens (2000) 363 cópias
Bilgewater (1976) 347 cópias
Faith Fox (1996) 285 cópias
The People on Privilege Hill (2007) 239 cópias
The Hollow Land (1981) 188 cópias
The Stories of Jane Gardam (2014) 153 cópias
The Sidmouth Letters (1980) 109 cópias
The Summer After the Funeral (1973) 93 cópias
Missing the Midnight (1997) 80 cópias
Black Faces, White Faces (1975) 65 cópias
Going Into a Dark House (1994) 50 cópias
Showing the Flag (1989) 44 cópias
A Few Fair Days (1971) 41 cópias
Bridget and William (1981) 18 cópias
The Old Filth Trilogy (1950) 15 cópias
Kit in Boots (1986) 15 cópias
The Green Man (1998) 12 cópias
Swan (1987) 6 cópias
Tufty Bear (Read Aloud) (1996) 4 cópias
Hetty (2016) 2 cópias
A Spot Of Gothic 1 exemplar(es)
Facing the Music (2013) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Little Women (1868) — Prefácio, algumas edições26,166 cópias
A Little Princess (1905) — Introdução, algumas edições15,600 cópias
The Vet's Daughter (1959) — Introdução, algumas edições579 cópias
Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre (2016) — Contribuinte — 297 cópias
The Armless Maiden: And Other Tales for Childhood's Survivors (1995) — Contribuinte — 249 cópias
The Pleasure of Reading (1992) — Contribuinte — 188 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories (2007) — Contribuinte — 133 cópias
The Penguin Book of Modern Women's Short Stories (1990) — Contribuinte — 99 cópias
The English Landscape: Its Character and Diversity (1700) — Contribuinte — 76 cópias
The Oxford Book of Travel Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 74 cópias
The Ecco Book of Christmas Stories (2005) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
The Young Oxford Book of Ghost Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Is Anyone There? (1978) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Slightly Foxed 3: Sharks, Otters and Fast Cars (2004) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
The Thorny Paradise: Writers on Writing for Children (1975) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
The Puffin Book of Ghosts and Ghouls (1992) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Growing Up Stories (1995) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Top Teen Stories (2004) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Beware! Beware!: Chilling Tales (1989) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Young Winter's Tales 6 (1975) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum



Group Read: Last Friends by Jane Gardam em 75 Books Challenge for 2019 (Fevereiro 2019)
BRITISH AUTHOR CHALLENGE MAY - GARDAM & GODDARD em 75 Books Challenge for 2016 (Setembro 2016)
Old Filth (by Jane Gardam) Group Read - April em 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (Abril 2013)
What about Jane Gardam? em Loitering with Intent (Março 2012)


A great follow on from Old Filth. Full of wit and surprises. Enthralling.
simonpockley | outras 45 resenhas | Feb 25, 2024 |
Having thoroughly enjoyed [b:Old Filth|50284873|Old Filth|Jane Gardam|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1578255525l/50284873._SY75_.jpg|36965] and The Man with the Wooden Hat, I was disappointed in this last of the trilogy. This as because I wanted to know much more about Ross and had very little interest in Fiscal-Smith. Last Friends had its moments, but I soon tired of Dulcie's scatterbrain in the beginning and for some strange reason, the weak ending went the same way. Maybe Jane Gardam lost interest? I say this as a challenge to Jane Gardam but was she out of her depth with Ross? Someone not English. Surely not. Please bring on a 4th in the series. One that deals with Ross's background.… (mais)
simonpockley | outras 43 resenhas | Feb 25, 2024 |
My dear friend Jim sent me [b:Old Filth|50284873|Old Filth|Jane Gardam|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1578255525l/50284873._SY75_.jpg|36965]. What a treat! As a privileged but neglected child I lived with other families and often found myself described in this beautifully constructed tale. That Old Filth is such a clean man was not lost on me nor were many of the reversals of name that were woven into the text.

Half-way through, I realised the book had plunged me into a sombre, solitary mood which almost overwhelmed me. As an old man I felt even older and pretty much done for. I kept thinking of my friend Jim reading it in hospital. He had written to me
...suspended sick room time, still can’t stand up, reach for the book I’ve been reading, I’m near the end of my novel which is about memory, I’m at the bit when the old guy is lying in bed dying, delirious, remembering his early life and I’m lying in bed wondering about dying and confusing his memory with mine, did I marry someone named Betty and live Malaya? I don’t think so…. note to self, don’t read about old men dying when you’re an old man thinking about dying

Trying to explain the book to others I found myself saying it was part Somerset Maugham, part Conrad. Jane Gardam concludes with an acknowledgement to Kipling's autobiography. So maybe it's also part Kipling. I'm aware that Old Filth is the first of a triolgy. While I'll definitely be seeking out book #2 [b:The Man in the Wooden Hat|6570431|The Man in the Wooden Hat (Old Filth, #2)|Jane Gardam|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1347802021l/6570431._SY75_.jpg|6763489] . Old Filth is a cleverly constructed tale by a gifted writer.
… (mais)
simonpockley | outras 139 resenhas | Feb 25, 2024 |
librarian_peg | outras 43 resenhas | Jan 24, 2024 |


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