The Man in the Wooden Hat-9780349139487

The Man in the Wooden Hat

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Author(s): Gardam, Jane,
Binding: Paperback,
Date of Publication: 06/02/2014,
Pagination: 288 pages,
Series: N/A,
Imprint: Abacus,
Published By: Little, Brown Book Group,
Book Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9780349139487

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Filth (Failed In London, Try Hong Kong) is a successful lawyer when he marries Elisabeth in Hong Kong soon after the War. Reserved, immaculate and courteous, Filth finds it hard to demonstrate his emotions.

But Elisabeth is different - a free spirit. She was brought up in the Japanese Internment Camps, which killed both her parents but left her with a lust for survival and an affinity with the Far East. No wonder she is attracted to Filth's hated rival at the Bar - the brash, forceful Veneering.

Veneering has a Chinese wife and an adored son - and no difficulty whatsoever in demonstrating his emotions...

How Elisabeth turns into Betty and whether she remains loyal to stolid Filth or is swept up by caddish Veneering, makes for a page-turning plot in a perfect novel which is full of surprises and revelations, as well as the humour and eccentricites for which Jane Gardam's writing is famous.