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The People On Privilege Hill [Kindle Edition]

Jane Gardam
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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It is a wet day in Dorset, and walking to a luncheon party is Sir Edward Feathers QC, followed by two elderly friends: his scruffy neighbour and sparring partner, Veneering, and Fiscal-Smith, the meanest lawyer ever to make a fortune at the Bar. Fans of Jane Gardam's bestselling novel, OLD FILTH, will be delighted to encounter Filth, now almost ninety, making his immaculate way to Privilege Hill, named perhaps for the Prive-Lieges who arrived with the Normans, but more probably for the village privies.



Ranging from a Victorian mansion converted into a home for unmarried mothers to a wartime hospital in the middle of the Blitz, from ghost stories to brilliant observations of love and loneliness in their various manifestations - including, in 'Pangbourne', a woman who falls in love with a gorilla - to reflections on the haphazard nature of intellect and memories in 'The Last Reunion', the stories in this collection mix Jane Gardam's trademark sardonic wit with a delicate tenderness and a touch of the surreal.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 273 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Abacus (17 Jan 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A7ZJR5C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #110,591 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary people 26 July 2013
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I don't usually read short stories. i came to this volume because I was hooked on the characters from the Filth trilogy and wanted to know more. I was captivated by the parade of extraordinary people in the various stories. Extraordinary but completely believable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A mixed bag 21 May 2014
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I love Jane Gardam's novels and short stories and enjoyed the majority of the stories in this collection. However, a few didn't come up to her usual standard. But second-best Gardam is better than most other writers' best, so am not complaining!
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3.0 out of 5 stars This is short stories 11 Jan 2014
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Having enjoyed Old Filth and The Man in the Wooden Hat I lookef forward to another back story of one of the protagonists but this is short stories mostly about new people altogether
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