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Gardam, Jane

Overview
Works: 84 works in 593 publications in 8 languages and 18,673 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories, English  Bildungsromans  Historical fiction  War stories  Epistolary fiction  Legal stories 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6057.A623, 823.914
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Publications about Jane Gardam
Publications by Jane Gardam
Most widely held works by Jane Gardam
Old filth by Jane Gardam( Book )
40 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,621 libraries worldwide
"FILTH is a lawyer with a practice in the Far East. A few remember that his nickname stands for Failed In London Try Hong Kong. But Old Filth is not as pompous as people imagine, and his past contains many secrets and dark hiding places" -- publisher
The man in the wooden hat by Jane Gardam( Book )
28 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,377 libraries worldwide
The New York Times called Sir Edward Feathers one of the most memorable characters in modern literature. 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 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. Betty had spent the duration in a Japanese internment camp. Filth was already a successful barrister, handsome, fast becoming rich, in need of a wife but unaccustomed to romance. A perfect English couple of the late 1940s. As a portrait of a marriage, with all the bittersweet secrets and surprising fulfillment of the 50-year union of two remarkable people, the novel is a triumph. 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
The queen of the tambourine by Jane Gardam( Book )
38 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,302 libraries worldwide
In England, a housewife eggs on another to liberate herself and when the other abandons her family to travel the world pursues her with letters. The missives, a jumble of apologies, condemnation, admiration, envy and confessions of her own unhappiness, portray the loneliness and boredom of suburban life
The flight of the maidens by Jane Gardam( Book )
20 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 1,252 libraries worldwide
"The Flight of the Maidens" is an award-winning novelist's captivating look at postwar England and a summer that changes the lives of three schoolgirls on the brink of womanhood and a new world. An award-winning novelist's captivating look at postwar England & a summer that changes the lives of three schoolgirls on the brink of womanhood & a new world
God on the rocks by Jane Gardam( Book )
21 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,177 libraries worldwide
Originally published in Great Britain in 1978, the novel describes Margaret Marsh's coming of age one summer between the world wars. Caught in the backwash of a fervently religious father, a mother bitterly nostalgic for what might have been, the tea and sympathy of some thoroughly secular neighbors and the bawdy jokes of her nanny Lydia, Margaret's world hurtles towards a shattering moment of truth. Drama, tragedy and a touch of farce lend themselves to Gardam's typically eloquent prose. With subtlety and precision, God on the Rocks provides an intimate portrait of the tensions that divide men and women, present and past, and the love and sorrow that lingers throughout. --From publisher description
A long way from Verona by Jane Gardam( Book )
35 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and Finnish and held by 1,045 libraries worldwide
A young girl aspiring to be a writer recounts her experiences growing up in England during the Second World War
The hollow land by Jane Gardam( Book )
19 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 967 libraries worldwide
Young Harry Bateman comes from London with his family year after year to spend the summer at Light Trees Farm in the Cumbrian free country, until he feels that it is his real home
The people on Privilege Hill : and other stories by Jane Gardam( Book )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 925 libraries worldwide
These 14 stories from English novelist Gardam (Old Filth) follow the last of the intrepid, stiff upper lip WWII generation of British ladies and gentlemen. In the title story, octogenarian widower Edward Feathers, cold and old and going out to lunch with a woman called Dulcie he never much liked arrives at Dulcie's Dorset house, where shared sensibilities go a long way in carrying them through some awkward moments
Last friends by Jane Gardam( Book )
12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 925 libraries worldwide
The marriage of Edward Feathers and Betty as seen through the eyes of Edwards friend and Betty's lover Terry Veneering
Faith Fox by Jane Gardam( Book )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 895 libraries worldwide
Emotionally abandoned by her father and maternal grandmother when her birth results in her mother's death, young Faith Fox is raised by an unlikely group, including the owners of a commune and her bickering paternal grandparents
Crusoe's daughter by Jane Gardam( Book )
32 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and French and held by 814 libraries worldwide
In 1904, six-year-old Polly Flint is sent to live with her aunt{u2019}s in a house by the sea. Orphaned shortly thereafter, Polly will spend the next eighty years stranded in this quiet corner of the world as 20th century rages in the background. Throughout it all Polly returns again and again to the story of Robinson Crusoe, who, marooned like her, fends off the madness of isolation with imagination
Bilgewater by Jane Gardam( Book )
25 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 670 libraries worldwide
Relates the joys and sorrows of adolescence as experienced by a young girl growing up in a boy's boarding school
The stories by Jane Gardam( Book )
7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 641 libraries worldwide
The stories in this collection showcase Gardam's stylistic versatility and psychological insight. Throughout the collection she probes the inner lives, secret desires, and hidden pasts of her characters
The summer after the funeral by Jane Gardam( Book )
17 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and held by 587 libraries worldwide
Following her father's death, a sixteen-year-old English girl spends an unsettling summer convinced that she has lived before as Emily Bronte
A few fair days by Jane Gardam( Book )
10 editions published between 1971 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 494 libraries worldwide
Recounts the experiences of a little girl growing up in a seaside town in Yorkshire during the years between the two world wars
The Sidmouth letters by Jane Gardam( Book )
18 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and held by 428 libraries worldwide
Through the dolls' house door by Jane Gardam( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
Two girls lose interest in playing with their doll house after moving from London to Wales but the dolls in the house amuse themselves by telling stories about their exciting pasts
Bridget and William by Jane Gardam( Book )
25 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 334 libraries worldwide
Bridget's father was against her pony, William, from the day he arrived, but after the night of the great snow storm William proved that he, more than anyone, had a right to his place in the family
The Pineapple Bay Hotel by Jane Gardam( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Showing the flag by Jane Gardam( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 244 libraries worldwide
 
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Jane Gardam British novelist and children's writer
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