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Rumpole (Rumpole of the Bailey)

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A selection of Mortimer's 'Rumpole' stories:

“Rumpole and the Younger Generation” (1978).
“Rumpole and the Showfolk” (1979).
“Rumpole and the Old Boy Net” (1983).
“Rumpole and the Bright Seraphim” (1987).
“Rumpole and the Tap End” (1988).
“Rumpole and the Bubble Reputation” (1988).
“Rumpole à la Carte” (1990).
“Rumpole and the Children of the Devil” (1992).
“Rumpole and the
Hardcover, 362 pages
Published 1994 by The Folio Society, London (first published 1990)
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Katie Winkler
Nothing like Rumpole. The stories were actually written after the screenplays, but they have the same witty dialog, and of course, "she who must be obeyed." The concentration is on character, not the mystery, but I love Mortimer's plotting as well.
A really good book to relax and unwind with. This is humour of the detached and slightly absurd, told exquisitely well; reminiscent of George Birmingham at his best. Very good read aloud, with friends.
Michael Jecks
All Rumpole books are a delight. I look forward to introducing Horace to my children.
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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.

More about John Mortimer...
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