The People On Privilege Hill
The People on Privilege Hill
Jane] Gardam's prose is so economical that no moment she describes is either gratuitous or wasted.-The New Yorker From the author of Old Filth, a New York Times notable book of the year. A new collection of stories from a writer at the height of her powers-a celebrated stylist admired for her caustic humor, freewheeling imagination, love of humanity, and wicked powers of observation. This is a delightful grouping of stories, witty and wise, that includes the return of Sir Edward Feathers, Old Filth himself.
From Publishers Weekly
Wry, economical and perpetually surprising, these 14 stories from English novelist Gardam (Old Filth) follow the last of the intrepid, stiff upper lip WWII generation of British ladies and gentlemen. In the title story, octogenarian widower Edward Feathers, cold and old and going out to lunch with a woman called Dulcie he never much liked arrives at Dulcie's Dorset house, where shared sensibilities go a long way in carrying them through some awkward moments. In The Latter Days of Mr. Jones, the aged titular protagonist, the last of his tribe, collides with contemporary mores when his daily solitary walks on the Common, frequented by...