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Last Friends

(2013)
(The third book in the Old Filth series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Rathbone Folio Prize Best Book (nominee)
Shortlisted for the 2014 Folio Prize.

Old Filth and The Man in the Wooden Hat told with bristling tenderness and black humour the stories of that 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 love.

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?

Veneering, Filth, and their friends tell a tale of love, friendship, grace, the bittersweet experiences of a now-forgotten Empire, and the disappointments and consolations of age.

Genre: General Fiction

Used availability for Jane Gardam's Last Friends

Hardback Editions

June 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Last Friends (Old Filth Trilogy 3)
Author(s): Jane Gardam
ISBN: 1-4087-0367-X / 978-1-4087-0367-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Paperback Editions

February 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Last Friends (Old Filth Trilogy 3)
Author(s): Jane Gardam
ISBN: 0-349-00016-6 / 978-0-349-00016-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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April 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Last Friends
Author(s): Jane Gardam
ISBN: 1-4087-0439-0 / 978-1-4087-0439-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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April 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Last Friends (Old Filth Trilogy)
Author(s): Jane Gardam
ISBN: 1-60945-093-0 / 978-1-60945-093-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Last Friends
Author(s): Jane Gardam
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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June 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Last Friends
Author(s): Jane Gardam
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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June 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Last Friends
Author(s): Jane Gardam
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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Kindle Editions

April 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Last Friends: From the Orange Prize shortlisted author
Author(s): Jane Gardam
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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April 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Last Friends: From the Orange Prize shortlisted author (Old Filth Book 3)
Author(s): Jane Gardam
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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