Old Filth


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Old Filth was a 'child of the raj'. His earliest memories are of his amah, a teenage Malay girl - not of his mother who is dead, nor his father who can't cope. But very soon he is torn away from the only person who loves him, and sent to be educated at 'Home', where he is boarded out with strangers...What is the terrible secret that the children shared? What exactly happened at the farmhouse in the Lake District from which Filth is rescued by 'Sir' whose 'outfit' is one of the oddest schools in England? Old Filth is funny ...

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Jul 19, 2012


Loved the global perspective complemented by a thoughtful character story.


Apr 5, 2012

A very good read

Fans of London, English family life with personal sagas woven throughout the Empire 'back when' will enjoy this book immensely. Really a delight

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