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Jane Gardam

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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 visa mer 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) visa färre

Inkluderar namnen: Jane Gardan, Jane Gardam, Jane Gardham


Verk av Jane Gardam

Old Filth (2004) 2,275 exemplar
The Man in the Wooden Hat (2009) 984 exemplar
The Queen of the Tambourine (1991) 619 exemplar
Last Friends (2013) 573 exemplar
God on the Rocks (1978) 412 exemplar
Crusoe's Daughter (1985) 386 exemplar
A Long Way from Verona (1971) 380 exemplar
The Flight of the Maidens (2000) 362 exemplar
Bilgewater (1976) 340 exemplar
Faith Fox (1996) 283 exemplar
The People on Privilege Hill (2007) 239 exemplar
The Hollow Land (1981) 185 exemplar
The Stories of Jane Gardam (2014) 149 exemplar
The Sidmouth Letters (1980) 106 exemplar
The Summer After the Funeral (1973) 92 exemplar
Missing the Midnight (1997) 79 exemplar
Black Faces, White Faces (1975) 65 exemplar
Going Into a Dark House (1994) 50 exemplar
Showing the Flag (1989) 43 exemplar
Through the Doll's House Door (1987) 43 exemplar
A Few Fair Days (1971) 41 exemplar
Bridget and William (1981) 17 exemplar
Kit in Boots (1986) 15 exemplar
The Old Filth Trilogy (1950) 15 exemplar
The Green Man (1998) 11 exemplar
Swan (1987) 6 exemplar
Hoogachtend, Eliza Peabody (2021) 4 exemplar
Tufty Bear (Read Aloud) (1996) 4 exemplar
Hetty (2016) 2 exemplar
Facing the Music (2013) 1 exemplar
A Spot Of Gothic 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

Unga kvinnor (1868) — Förord, vissa utgåvor25,678 exemplar
En liten prinsessa (1905) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor15,299 exemplar
The Vet's Daughter (1959) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor569 exemplar
Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre (2016) — Bidragsgivare — 289 exemplar
The Armless Maiden: And Other Tales for Childhood's Survivors (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 249 exemplar
The Pleasure of Reading (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 186 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 130 exemplar
The Penguin Book of Modern Women's Short Stories (1990) — Bidragsgivare — 99 exemplar
The English Landscape: Its Character and Diversity (1700) — Bidragsgivare — 75 exemplar
The Oxford Book of Travel Stories (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 74 exemplar
The Ecco Book of Christmas Stories (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 72 exemplar
The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 70 exemplar
The Young Oxford Book of Ghost Stories (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 37 exemplar
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 32 exemplar
Is Anyone There? (1978) — Bidragsgivare — 27 exemplar
Slightly Foxed 3: Sharks, Otters and Fast Cars (2004) — Bidragsgivare — 26 exemplar
The Thorny Paradise: Writers on Writing for Children (1975) — Bidragsgivare — 15 exemplar
Growing Up Stories (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 11 exemplar
The Puffin Book of Ghosts and Ghouls (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 11 exemplar
Top Teen Stories (2004) — Bidragsgivare — 6 exemplar
Beware! Beware!: Chilling Tales (1989) — Bidragsgivare — 6 exemplar
Young Winter's Tales 6 (1975) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar


Allmänna fakta



Group Read: Last Friends by Jane Gardam i 75 Books Challenge for 2019 (februari 2019)
BRITISH AUTHOR CHALLENGE MAY - GARDAM & GODDARD i 75 Books Challenge for 2016 (september 2016)
Old Filth (by Jane Gardam) Group Read - April i 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (april 2013)
What about Jane Gardam? i Loitering with Intent (mars 2012)


I shall need to come back in 20 years and see if I don't give it 5 stars, it certainly was close. At times difficult, at times recognizable, and at times completely unfamiliar.
emmby | 136 andra recensioner | Oct 4, 2023 |
Historical fiction gives us a window into understanding how the world came to be the way it is. Gardam encapsulates the collapse of the British Empire in this story of Edward, born in Malay to a bureaucrat still suffering from WWI injuries. Raised for four years by servants since his mother died of childbed fever, he is then sent off to an abusive foster home in Wales along with two cousins.
The tale is told by Edward, now in his '80's, as he tries to find meaning in his life after his wife's death. We are only given glimpses of his childhood; he slams the window shut on the painful memories as often as they poke through. Yet his strong sense of moral rightness and duty keeps him prying at his memories. It seems his youth was spent blindered, so focused on excelling in his studies that he is unaware of most facts of life. The absence of loving parents has kept him from really loving anyone. His sole memory of freedom is mixed with the shame of being evacuated from England at age 17 rather than being allowed to fight for his country. We hear other people commenting "you would do well as a lawyer", but we never hear him express any desire for any career. He is intelligent and courteous, therefore he is respected by all who know him.
This tale includes many thoughtful phrases which are a pleasure to read. Edward, "Old Filth", remained in my mind in between my reading opportunities. Louise Erdrich referenced study by a pair of social psychologists and the New School who found that reading complex literature increased a person's empathy. This book will work on you; it's a pity Old Filth never read literature.[]
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juniperSun | 136 andra recensioner | Sep 27, 2023 |
Lovely writing, but somehow the story and characters were not that compelling. Some bit of energy is missing from this book. I don't think I'll read the rest in the series.
lschiff | 136 andra recensioner | Sep 24, 2023 |
The third book in the loose “Old Filth” trilogy returns with more of the same beautiful writing, looking back at the life of Terence Veneering with recollections from peripheral characters in the previous books of Fiscal-Smith and Dulcie Williams, as well as Terry himself.
The three books, which are best read sequentially, cover Britain’s withdrawal from Imperial ambitions in the twentieth century by looking at the lives of a love triangle of sorts, Edward Feathers (Old Filth of the first book), his wife Elizabeth (Betty) Macintosh (central character of The Man in the Wooden Hat) and Terence Veneering (Old Filth’s professional and romantic adversary).
The books are often funny, nostalgic without being sentimental and beautifully written. This third book is perhaps least well structured, perhaps because some of the book revisits scenes from previous books, but from a different character’s perspective. But there are wonderful set pieces and the chapters step lightly in time and place from 1930’s working class England, to Malta, Hong Kong and back to retired professionals at the beginning of the twenty first century.
I didn’t recognise all of the Dickensian references, not having read Our Mutual Friend, but the Bleak House references were delightful.
And Gardam is still able to surprise in this final book, even if the coincidences are worthy of Dickens, and although it is all fiction, it is rather wonderful, warm and magical fun.
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CarltonC | 39 andra recensioner | Aug 13, 2023 |



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