Last Friends

Last Friends

Book - 2013
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This third--and final--book in the Old Filth trilogy tells the story of a love triangle involving two bitter rivals. When Sir Terence and Sir Edward die within months of each other, only a few people at their memorial services can personally recall the details of the venerable yet tumultuous lives they led. But old Dulcie, widow of judge William Willy, and Sir Frederick Fiscal-Smith, perennial houseguest of the upper class, share fleeting recollections of earlier lives through reminisces that are clouded with the haze of old age. The author's two previous books focused on the stories of Sir Edward "Old Filth" Feathers and his wife, Betty. Gardam completes the trilogy by telling bits and pieces of Sir Terry Veneering's rise from an impoverished childhood to a life of distinction.
Publisher: New York : Europa Editions, c2013
Characteristics: 205 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 1609450930


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Apr 19, 2017

I read the series in order....and loved Old Filth, of course. The middle book felt like a bit of a disappointment (perhaps I should have waited a little longer to read it). I liked this last one almost as much as the first and glad I read it. Always wanted to hear Terry's side to Old Filth's story and glad I did. I feel content now.

Oct 30, 2014

The last two books in the Old Firth trilogy capture the lives of his wife and other friends, notably the archrival Veneering. They're not nearly as funny as the first, but both are amazing pieces of writing with all these coincidences neatly tied together.

Jul 29, 2013

I love this trilogy of stories. You should read it in order: "Old Filth" and "The Man in the Wooden Hat" come before this title. If you liked "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" or "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", you may like these. I think Gardam's work has more depth; and she is a better writer. I think we will see these stories on t.v. or at the movie theatre at some point. Long may Jane Gardam write! She is now 85 and going strong with this series.


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