The Harvard Club of Miami
cordially invites you to join us for a
Book Club Discussion
"Old Filth" by Jane Gardam
Tuesday, December 19, 2023
6:00pm - Webinar via Zoom
Please join us for our next book club session on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 6:00pm, according to our regular cadence on the third Tuesday of each month. Our next discussion will be on "Old Filth" by Jane Gardam.
There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Registration deadline Monday, December 18 @ 5:00 pm. We welcome members from any Harvard Club to join us.
We look forward to you joining us for meaningful conversation, great company, and new experiences! To participate in the book club, please sign up via the button below to register for the event, order the book on your own, and read it in time for our group discussion.
Many thanks to our Book Club Steering Committee for their efforts in establishing this new Harvard Club of Miami activity: Jason Wong AB'10, Lynda Richards, PMD'81, Rob Rosen AB '74, JD '79 and Judith Rood Traum AB'62.
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ABOUT "OLD FILTH"
Sir Edward Feathers has had a brilliant career, from his early days as a lawyer in Southeast Asia, where he earned the nickname Old Filth (FILTH being an acronym for Failed In London Try Hong Kong) to his final working days as a respected judge at the English bar. Yet through it all he has carried with him the wounds of a difficult childhood. Now an eighty-year-old widower living in comfortable seclusion in Dorset, Feathers is finally free from the regimen of work and the sentimental scaffolding that has sustained him throughout his life. He slips back into the past with ever mounting frequency and intensity, and on the tide of these vivid, lyrical musings, Feathers approaches a reckoning with his own history. Not all the old filth, it seems, can be cleaned away.
Borrowing from biography and history, Jane Gardam has written an unforgettable novel reminiscent of Evan S. Connell’s books Mr. Bridge and Mrs. Bridge, and Rudyard Kipling’s Baa Baa, Black Sheep. Retracing much of the twentieth century’s torrid and momentous history, Old Filth is the first installment of an immersive and atmospheric trilogy that, taken together, tells the moving story of a long, complicated marriage.
When ordering books, we encourage our members to support local business if convenient. Thanks to Rob Rosen (AB ’74, JD ’79), we have secured a 20% discount on book club readings with Books & Books by utilizing the "HARVARD" promo code. You can order the hardcover or eBook editions from Books and Books HERE.
If you have any questions or require additional information, please reach out directly to our committee chair Jason Wong AB'10.