Most widely held works about Jane Gardam
Most widely held works by Jane Gardam
Old filth by Jane Gardam ( Book )
32 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Fijian and held by 1,217 libraries worldwide
"Old Filth was a 'child of the raj'. His earliest memories are of his amah, a teenage Malay girl - not of his mother who is dead, nor his father who can't cope. But very soon he is torn away from the only person who loves him, and sent to be educated at 'Home', where he is boarded out with strangers. What is the terrible secret that the children shared? What exactly happened at the farmhouse in the Lake District from which Filth is rescued by 'Sir' whose 'outfit' is one of the oddest schools in England? Old Filth is funny and heart-breaking at the same time." "It is peopled with characters who astonish the reader - monsters, eccentrics, blessings in disguise."--BOOK JACKET.
The flight of the maidens by Jane Gardam ( Book )
22 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,204 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.
The queen of the tambourine by Jane Gardam ( Book )
32 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,126 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.
God on the rocks by Jane Gardam ( Book )
16 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,012 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.
The man in the wooden hat by Jane Gardam ( Book )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 981 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.
A long way from Verona by Jane Gardam ( Book )
32 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and Finnish and held by 810 libraries worldwide
A young girl aspiring to be a writer recounts her experiences growing up in England during the Second World War.
The people on Privilege Hill : and other stories by Jane Gardam ( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 703 libraries worldwide
Udvalg af forfatterindens bedste noveller som blander elegance og sødme med let kynisme og et strejf af det overnaturlige.
Faith Fox by Jane Gardam ( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 663 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.
The hollow land by Jane Gardam ( Book )
15 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 623 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 fells country, until he feels that it is his real home.
Bilgewater by Jane Gardam ( Book )
17 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 623 libraries worldwide
Relates the joys and sorrows of adolescence as experienced by a young girl growing up in a boy's boarding school.
Crusoe's daughter by Jane Gardam ( Book )
19 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 619 libraries worldwide
Motherless Poly is six-years-old in 1904 when she is dumped on her aunts in a lonely, yellow house. When her seafaring father is drowned at sea she feels marooned and adopts Crusoe as her hero. We leave her an old woman, still in the yellow house in 1985.
The summer after the funeral by Jane Gardam ( Book )
14 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and held by 576 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 )
11 editions published between 1971 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 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.
Through the dolls' house door by Jane Gardam ( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 435 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.
The Sidmouth letters by Jane Gardam ( Book )
16 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and held by 425 libraries worldwide
Faith Fox : a nativity by Jane Gardam ( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 317 libraries worldwide
A dazzling yound woman dies, leaving astonishment and chaos. She also leaves a newborn daughter, with grandparents who belong to totally different English cultures, north and south, who speak, almost literally, different languages. Which tribe shall have her? A plot that makes the reader want to know what happens next, a huge range of landscapes, characters, classes, ages, and an overall compassion that never lapses into sentimentality exists in this book.
Bridget and William by Jane Gardam ( Book )
11 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 311 libraries worldwide
Bridget fears that she will have to give up William, her pony, because bad weather has brought hard times to her parents' farm. Then William becomes the hero of the hour.
The Pineapple Bay Hotel by Jane Gardam ( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
Going into a dark house by Jane Gardam ( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories, including the long, three-part title story which is a depiction of three generations in which nothing is what it seems.
Missing the midnight : hauntings & grotesques by Jane Gardam ( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
Adolescence Asia Asians Audiobooks Bereavement Bildungsromans Children's stories Children's stories, English Children of clergy China--Hong Kong Dolls Domestic fiction England England, Northern England--London English Fantasy fiction Farm life Fiction Girls Grandparents Great Britain Jewish children Jewish refugees Juvenile works Large type books Lawyers Lawyers' spouses Legal stories Loss (Psychology) Love stories Manners and customs Marriage Mentally ill women Mothers and daughters Orphans Parents--Death Ponies Psychological fiction Reincarnation Reminiscing Short stories Short stories, English Social isolation Teenage girls Teenagers and death Women teachers World War (1939-1945) Young women Young women--Social life and customs
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