John Mortimer


Born
in London, The United Kingdom
April 21, 1923

Died
January 16, 2009

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John Clifford Mortimer was 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.

Series:
Rumpole of the Bailey
Rapstone Chronicles

Average rating: 4.04 · 19,969 ratings · 1,658 reviews · 182 distinct worksSimilar authors
Rumpole of the Bailey

4.12 avg rating — 2,478 ratings — published 1978 — 25 editions
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The First Rumpole Omnibus

4.30 avg rating — 1,452 ratings — published 1980 — 6 editions
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Rumpole and the Penge Bunga...

4.04 avg rating — 1,559 ratings — published 2004 — 24 editions
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Rumpole Rests His Case

4.16 avg rating — 880 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
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Rumpole and the Reign of Te...

4.07 avg rating — 858 ratings — published 2006 — 19 editions
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Rumpole and the Primrose Path

4.12 avg rating — 765 ratings — published 2003 — 19 editions
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Rumpole Misbehaves

3.99 avg rating — 836 ratings — published 2007 — 15 editions
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The Second Rumpole Omnibus

4.46 avg rating — 589 ratings — published 1987 — 5 editions
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Rumpole on Trial

4.22 avg rating — 580 ratings — published 1992 — 16 editions
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Paradise Postponed

3.79 avg rating — 697 ratings — published 1985 — 15 editions
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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 Mira...
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Paradise Postponed Titmuss Regained The Sound of Trumpets
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3.74 avg rating — 1,244 ratings

Rumpole: The Penge Bungalow... Rumpole: The Gentle Art of ...
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“Rumpole, you must move with the times."

"If I don't like the way the times are moving, I shall refuse to accompany them.”
John Mortimer, The Anti Social Behaviour Of Horace Rumpole

“Writing about the indignities of old age: the daunting stairway to the restaurant restroom, the benefits of a wheelchair in airports and its disadvantages at cocktail parties, giving the user what he described as a child's-eye view of the party and a crotch-level view of the guests.
Dying is a matter of slapstick and pratfalls. The aging process is not gradual or gentle. It rushes up, pushes you over and runs off laughing. No one should grow old who isn't ready to appear ridiculous.”
John Mortimer, The Summer of a Dormouse

“She felt a tightness in her chest and sent for Dr Simcox.
'What's the trouble?'
'Look out there, that's the trouble! It's so green and quiet and it's always bloody raining.'
'That's England, Mrs Mallard-Greene. I'm afraid there's no known cure for it.”
John Mortimer, Paradise Postponed

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