Iron Coast Jane Gardam - 28.06.2014 · SANDWICH, England — Jane Gardam’s most famous novel, “Old Filth,” begins with stage directions and elliptical dialogue, which it’s tempting to imitate in describing Ms. Gardam, a writer. Divine love was not an easy concept in the wretched, lice-ridden fishing village on the Suffolk coast in 1410 which has been consuming Blackburn for the past two years. But this isn’t a historical novel mixed with a pastiche of medieval mysticism, it is a great story contemporarily treated.. Gardam (The Flight of the Maidens, 2001, etc.) gives her characters equal time, playing them off against each other through creative tension; this works, mostly, though the southern ladies could have been trimmed back. Love is all its guises is the driving force: sensual love, spiritual love, conjugal love; love as a salve, love as an anchor..
I’ve just finished reading The Hollow Land by Jane Gardam. I stumbled upon this book in a clear-out sale at my local library, having been attracted by Janet Rawlins’ sparse cover illustration.. Jane Gardam, née le 11 juillet 1928 à Coatham dans le Yorkshire du Nord, est une femme de lettres britannique, auteure d'ouvrages de littérature d'enfance et de jeunesse. Elle est officier de l’Ordre de l'Empire britannique et membre de la Royal Society of Literature.. Jane Gardam may be the most celebrated writer that many readers barely know. Two major prizes greeted her first collection of short stories in 1975; the Katherine Mansfield Award followed for another volume; the Prix Baudelaire for her first novel in 1989; and she was twice awarded the Whitbread Prize..
Jane Gardam She was also a Booker prize finalist. Her novel The Man in the Wooden Hat was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times book prize and Old Filth was a finalist for the Orange Prize and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.. October 22, 2009 • Jane Gardam has spent her long career writing dry, honest books about British life.. 14.04.2013 · On a list of my top reading interests, the lives of kooky geezers in a fading English village don’t rank high. But all it takes is a page or two of Jane Gardam to force a reconsideration..
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