Book List in Order:24 titles

  • Jane Gardam reveals again her brilliant diversity and deep understanding of the human condition. In "Light", an evocative, lyrical piece of magic realism, a beautiful Himalayan girl defies the destiny laid out for her by her mother but in so doin...


  • in Reader, I Married Him

    This collection of original stories by today’s finest women writers—including Tracy Chevalier, Francine Prose, Elizabeth McCracken, Tessa Hadley, Audrey Niffenegger, and more—takes inspiration from the famous line in Charlotte Brontë’s most ...


  • From the inimitable Jane Gardam, whose Old Filth trilogy cemented her status as one of England’s greatest living novelists, comes a collection of short stories that showcase her subversive wit, gentle humor, and insight into the human condition. Ga...


  • From the inimitable Jane Gardam, whose "Old Filth" trilogy cemented her status as one of England s greatest living novelists, comes a collection of short stories that showcase her subversive wit, gentle humor, and insight into the human condition. Ga...


  • “The satisfying conclusion to Gardam’s Old Filth trilogy offers exquisite prose, wry humor, and keen insights into aging and death” (The New Yorker).While Old Filth introduced readers to Sir Edward Feathers, his dreadful childhood, and his deca...


  • Originally published in Great Britain in 1978, Gardam's Booker Prize short-listed novel describes Margaret Marsh's coming of age one summer between two world wars. Drama, tragedy, and a touch of farce lend themselves to Gardam's typically eloquent pr...


  • The latest explosive novel from the bestselling Chris Ryan.Two brothers.One mission.And a whole world of trouble. . .Sam and Jacob Redman. Two brothers, SAS through and through. They fight alongside each other; they watch each other’s backs. They a...


  • Second in the Old Filth trilogy. “An astute, subtle depiction of marriage . . . absolutely wonderful” (The Washington Post).Acclaimed as Jane Gardam’s masterpiece, Old Filth is a lyrical novel that recalls the fully lived life of Sir Edward Fea...


  • “Engrossing stories of hilarity and heartbreak” from the Whitbread Award–winning author of the Old Filth trilogy (The Seattle Times).A collection of stories from a writer at the height of her powers―a celebrated stylist admired for her causti...






  • First in the Old Filth trilogy. A New York Times Notable Book.“Old Filth belongs in the Dickensian pantheon of memorable characters” (The New York Times Book Review).Sir Edward Feathers has had a brilliant career, from his early days as a lawyer ...


  • When sweet, healthy hearty Holly Fox dies suddenly in childbirth, the Surrey village whose pearl she was reverberates with shock. She leaves behind her a helpless, silent husband, and a tiny daughter, Faith. Everyone assumes Holly's loving and capabl...


  • From the author of Old Filth and The Man in the Wooden HatIt is the summer of 1946, a time of clothing coupons and food rations, of postwar deprivations and social readjustment. In this precarious new era, three young women prepare themselves to head...


  • “A quirky coming-of-age story . . . Female adolescence as imagined by one of the 20th century’s best―and most peculiar―writers” (Kirkus Reviews).Originally published in 1977, Jane Gardams Bilgewater is an affectionate and complex rendering-...


  • 'I ought to tell you at the beginning that I am not quite normal having had a violent experience at the age of nine' Jessica Vye's 'violent experience' colours her schooldays and her reaction to the world around her- a confining world of Order Marks,...




  • With her customary accuracy, Jane Gardam reveals the extraordinariness of ordinary people as she deals with the pangs of love- fulfilled or hopeless, sexual or spiritual, tortured or hilarious- in these eleven stories. Paraded here are ladies with a...


  • Molly Fielding's mother had been a terrible woman...'A terrible woman indeed. One need only to look at the old sepia photograph to see a vision of nastiness. The look of cunning, the self-satisfied smile, the aura of hauteur as she watches the little...


  • With prose that is vibrant witty and off-the-wall, The Queen of the Tambourine traces the emotional breakdown--and eventual restoration--of Eliza Peabody, a smart and wildly imaginative woman who has become unbearably isolated in her prosperous home ...


  • Includes "Bevis" by Jane Gardam, "A Friendship" by William Trevor and "The Candle Maker" by Rose Tremain. These stories were read to the Cheltenham Festival of Literature in 1991, 1992 and 1993 respectively....



  • From the award-winning author of Old Filth. “[A] wonderfully old-fashioned novel . . . This post-Victorian charmer is an engrossing delight” (People).In 1904, six-year-old Polly Flint is sent by her sea captain father to live with her aunts in a ...


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    This collection brings together past and present, probing many and varied lives. The title story examines Jane Austen's love life, while others introduce a trio of mean-spirited and middle-aged Kensington widows, a dreaded stranger, and the mercurial...