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Rumpole and the younger generation (Rumpole of the Bailey)

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The first-ever Rumpole story, introducing many of the characters and setting the scene for the whole series. In reminiscent mood, Horace Rumpole, barrister, looks back to his successful defence of 16-year-old Jim Timson, member of a large and industrious family of south London.
Paperback, Penguin 60s, 55 pages
Published September 1st 1995 by Penguin Books (first published 1978)
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In this first Rumpole story, John Mortimer presents us with a fascinating set of facts, setting out the basis for a long and well-loved series set in the legal world. We get to know the main character from his own words and observations as first-person narrator, as well as his colleagues (and work place politics), his family (and home life politics), as well as the family of villains who provide him with a seemingly endless list of clients. The sophisticated and nuanced narrative deserves to be ...more
restores my faith in humor & dry witt
Some nice humor, and fun gruff personality.
Wasn't too drawn in by the story-arc of office politics.
Maureen Lo
Great Intro. Can't wait to sink my teeth into the Rumpole series.
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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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