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The Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam
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Oct 16, 11


Like its predecessor book Old Filth, The Man in the Wooden Hat describes the marriage of Edward and Betty Feathers. This book, however, is from Betty's point of view. I read MITWH first, and was amazed to see how different Betty is in her husband's point of view. Definitely recommend reading them both. Gardam writes with a delicate touch, shifting from past to present, letting the reader do some of the connecting of dots as the emotions felt by the characters sink in. Both books are poignant and informative, illuminating a 60-year period of time through the lens of a marriage. I loved both books, but my favorite is this one because of the way Betty's character unfolds.

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