by Jane Gardam
(Old Filth Trilogy Book 3)
Little, Brown, 2013, [First Edition], ISBN 9781408703670, hardcover, dust jacket
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, no inscriptions, dust jacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with minor rubbing to edges and corners (see photographs)
“Old Filth and The Man in the Wooden Hat told with bristling tenderness and black humour the stories of the Titan of the Hong Kong law courts, Old Filth QC, and his clever, misunderstood wife Betty. Last Friends, the final volume of this trilogy, picks up with Terence Veneering, Filth’s great rival in work and – though it was never spoken of – in live.
Veneering’s were not the usual beginnings of an establishment silk: the son of a Russian acrobat, marooned in northeast England, and a devoted local girl, he escapes the war to emerge in the Far East as a man of panache, success and fame. But, always, at the stuffy English Bar he is treated with suspicion: where did this blond, louche, brilliant Slav come from?”