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Under The Hammer
John Mortimer
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Under The Hammer

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Published (first published October 1st 2012)
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These stories contained in Under the Hammer were made into a TV series for British TV. You can get the disc from Netflix. I first saw the series, then read the book. Like Rumpole, it has a remarkable cast of characters, but the setting is an art auction house in London, rather than a law office. With expensive expensive art, there are plenty of opportunities for shenanigans. This was written later in Mortimer's life and unfortunately not much time left to carry on with this series beyond this ...more
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John Clifford Mortimer is a novelist, playwright and former practising barrister. Among his many publications are several volumes of Rumpole stories and a trilogy of political novels, Paradise Postponed, Titmuss Regained and The Sound of Trumpets, featuring Leslie Titmuss - a character as brilliant as Rumpole.

John Mortimer received a knighthood for his services to the arts in 1998.

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