`[a] delicious new novel...Gardam's writing is lyrical and never strains...brimming with a celebratory attitude to language.' --Financial Times
`Hilarious but also deeply touching' --Reader's Digest
`an extraordinarily rich account of a long marriage, the restraints, the compromises and the sacrifices' --The Guardian
`Delicious and poignant...there are rich complexities of chronology, settings and characters, all manipulated with marvellous dexterity' --The Spectator
`Gardam's writing is like painting on glass: vivid and translucent'. --Independent
"...The characters tell their own stories through flashes of thought and perfectly pitched dialogue..."
--The Independant on Sunday
`a supremely literary and youthful book' --Sunday Times
"full of wit and precision"
"stylish, Woolfian examination of a long marriage"
`a novel of exhilarating beauty and intelligence' --Seven magazine in Sunday Telegraph
`a special treat'
A box of delights - another masterpiece from Jane Gardam. The Man in the Wooden Hat
is a companion volume to Old Filth
, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize.