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The best of Rumpole by John Mortimer

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Published by Viking in London, New York .
Written in English



  • London (England)


  • Rumpole, Horace (Fictitious character) -- Fiction,
  • Detective and mystery stories, English,
  • Legal stories, English,
  • London (England) -- Fiction

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Edition Notes

StatementJohn Mortimer.
LC ClassificationsPR6025.O7552 A6 1993b
The Physical Object
Pagination274 p. ;
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1393873M
ISBN 100670849782
LC Control Number93001063

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Here are two wonderful stories about the irrepressibly audacious Old Bailey hack Horace Rumpole, including the immortal moment in Rumpole's Last Case when, pinning his hopes on a four-horse accumulator, Rumpole decides to retire from the hallowed halls of justice, but not before first speaking his mind to the "Mad Bull" - Judge Roger Bullingham. Rumpole fans can savor a bailiff’s dozen of Rumpole’s seriocomic adventures in Forever Rumpole. ” — The Wall Street Journal “Fourteen of the best of Rumpole’s cases have been gathered for this compilation the disheveled lawyer fielded cases ranging from petty larceny to Islamic terrorism, all with his characteristic tilting at.   John Mortimer is a playwright, novelist, and former practicing barrister who has written many film scripts as well as stage, radio, and television plays, the Rumpole plays, for which he received the British Academy Writer of the Year Award, and the adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead is the author of twelve collections of Rumpole stories and /5(2). At the start of “Rumpole and the Younger Generation,” the first story in this posthumous “best of” collection, Mortimer’s curmudgeonly, Wordsworth-quoting barrister, Horace Rumpole.

ThriftBooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. We personally assess every book's quality and offer rare, out-of-print treasures. We deliver the joy of reading in % recyclable packaging with free standard shipping on US orders over $ Rumpole and the younger generation --Rumpole and the showfolk --Rumpole and the tap end --Rumpole and the bubble reputation --Rumpole a la carte --Rumpole and the children of the devil --Rumpole on trial. Series Title: Rumpole, Responsibility: John Mortimer.   Forever Rumpole - a hilarious new selection of the very best Rumpole stories by John Mortimer. Horace Rumpole lives alongside Mr Pickwick and Bertie Wooster as one of the immortal comic characters in English fiction. With his curmudgeonly wit, his literary allusions, his disdain for personal ambition and his lack of pomposity, he has, in the words of the Daily /5(84). Rumpole of the Bailey is a British television series created and written by the British writer and barrister John starred Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole, an elderly London barrister who defended a broad variety of clients, often underdogs. The TV series led to the stories being presented in other media including books and radio. The "Bailey" of the title is a reference to Original network: BBC 1 (play), ITV (series).