12 regular print copies + 1 resource notebook
Sir Edward Feathers, known to his legal colleagues as "Old Filth" (Failed in London, Tried Hong Kong") has been torn between the East and Home his entire life. Born in the British Raj, sent home for schooling, then making his post-war career as a lawyer working in both, Filth seems an ordinary, even boring fellow. But over the course of the year after his beloved wife dies, Filth's long-suppressed emotions begin to surface as he remembers the loss and alienation of his entire life, including the terrible secret he has kept since he was ten years old. Gardam's storytelling is top-notch, and readers should keep an eye out for the telling humor.