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The Third Rumpole Omnibus (Rumpole of the Bailey omnibus)

4.5 of 5 stars 4.50  ·  rating details  ·  304 ratings  ·  8 reviews
This compilation of witty mysteries captures John Mortimer?s deft writing. Rumpole a la Carte, a delightful discourse on the British legal system, takes us from a restaurant battle over Rumpole?s mashed spuds to a confrontation with a detective-novelist on a ship. The zany yarns of Rumpole on Trial are ingenious: devil worshippers, Juvenile Court, a mysterious seductress s ...more
Paperback, 752 pages
Published March 1st 1998 by Penguin Books (first published 1997)
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This volume of short stories featuring the inimitable Horace Rumpole contains three books - Rumpole and the Age of Miracles, Rumpole a la Carte and Rumpole and the Angel of Death. Seven of the stories published here also appear in the collections - Forever Rumpole and the Collected stories of Rumpole. If you're hoping to obtain all the Rumpole stories in e-book format you will currently (2015) be disappointed as twelve of the stories in The Third Rumpole omnibus do not appear in any of the e-boo ...more
Allan Graham
It's a pity Rumpole had to come to an end.
Whether you're a lawyer or not Rumpole is great. Tremendously funny and irreverent too. The barrister who never lost a case - well, he might have done, but to know that for sure you'd have to read his stories - something I would recommend.
I would always watch Rumpole on PBS with my dad when I was growing up. These are just short stories/mysteries. I love them because they are so British and because they remind me of my dad.
As one reviewer once said, “Rumpole is hilarious brain candy”. After reading this collection of stories and chuckling aloud you will probably nod your head in agreement.
Christopher Roden
Rumpole on top form as usual. Great collection.
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Mortimer and Wodehouse 1 5 Apr 23, 2008 04:46PM  
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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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Other Books in the Series

Rumpole of the Bailey (1 - 10 of 16 books)
  • Rumpole of the Bailey
  • The Trials of Rumpole
  • Rumpole's Return
  • Rumpole for the Defence
  • Rumpole and the Golden Thread
  • Rumpole's Last Case
  • Rumpole and the Age of Miracles (Rumpole)
  • Rumpole à la Carte
  • Rumpole on Trial
  • Rumpole and the Angel of Death
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