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Rumpole of the Bailey by John Mortimer
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Jan 08, 2012

really liked it
Read from January 08 to 24, 2012

Horace Rumpole (Old Bailey hack) is THE MOST BRITISH of all the Brit characters I've had the pleasure of reading. That wit drier than the Thar desert, those delightful idosyncracies and that trademark Bulldog Churchillian tenacity......Rumpole is the consummate Brit and you'll be hard-pressed to suppress a chuckle of two. Can't ask for a better companion especially if you feel a tad under the weather.

And of course, Rowling borrowed "He who must not be named" from here. That's reason enough to tuck into these sumptuously witty and subtle short stories.
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