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The Man In The Wooden Hat
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* A box of delights - another masterpiece from Jane Gardam and a companion novel to OLD FILTH

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* A box of delights - another masterpiece from Jane Gardam and a companion novel to OLD FILTH

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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.

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A supremely literary and youthful book - Sunday TimesGardam's writing is like painting on glass: vivid and translucent - IndependentWhat Gardam is particularly good at - and what made Old Filth so compelling - is creating for her characters fa ades of complete conventionality, which are then chipped away to reveal strange internal workings...But one need not be familiar with Filth's history to be moved by Betty's final summation of her long marriage...in a novel preoccupied by the fear of becoming old, anachronistic and obsolete, this late-flowering love stands as a reminder that time does not just decay, it ripens too - Olivia Laing, GuardianWhat a lot Jane Gardam knows about love and its accommodations; the rich contradictory play of desire and loyalty, the sudden storms of feeling that assail the edifice of a marriage. And how elegantly and intelligently and kindly she writes about the instinctive, tendril-like gropings of one human heart towards another - Jane Shilling, Telegraph

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