Old Filth was Eddie's story. The Man in the Wooden Hat is the history of his marriage told from the perspective of his wife, Betty, a character as vivid and enchanting as Filth himself. They met in Hong Kong after the war. Betty had spent the duration in a Japanese internment camp. Filth was already a successful barrister, handsome, fast becoming rich, in need of a wife but unaccustomed to romance. A perfect English couple of the late 1940s. As a portrait of a marriage, with all the bittersweet secrets and surprising fulfillment of the 50-year union of two remarkable people, the novel is a triumph.
The Man in the Wooden Hat is fiction of a very high order from a great novelist working at the pinnacle of her considerable power.
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Von MAB '50 Am hilfreichsten 23.08.2017
The man in the wooden hat
A wonderful production portraying excellently the atmosphere of a bygone age and with all the poignancy of of an ageless love story. Full of human failings as well as endurance. Totally captivating, the other side of the coin to Old Filth the first book in the trilogy, also an excellent read / listen.