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Rumpole Rests His Case


Rumpole Rests His Case

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    John Clifford Mortimer(Author)
For the first time Rumpole finds himself appearing for an asylum-seeker in the Appeals Tribunal, and worst of all, his chambers have become a smoke-free zone.

John 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 featuring Leslie Titmuss - a character as brilliant as Rumpole. His most recent book, THE SUMMER OF A DORMOUSE, was a bestseller in both hardcover and paperback. John Mortimer received a knighthood for his services to the arts in 1998. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • By Teddy Leicester on 21 July 2017

    Sir John knows his poetry, no question. However he is a little hazy on his Wagner. At one point 'the opening night of the Ring cycle' is mentioned, as being five hours long with intervals. I presumed Sir John means Das Rheingold, which is the opening of the cycle, it is two hours and twenty minutes (approximately) long and has no interval. The stories are interesting and eminently entertaining. Highly recommended.

  • By shelia on 25 August 2012

    Rumpole cleverly reflects on the realities of law and life, especially when they cross over. Personally I like and remember the first story the most; which is Rumpole and the old familiar faces. We have all had moments when we bump into an old face that we wish we hadn't, but for Rumpole this is likely to be a previous client. Which can only mean two things; a satisfied client or one that has just finished serving time.John Mortimer personalises Rumpole very well and his analysis on situations as they are unfolding is comedic. Though Rumpole is an old bailey hack, it is his personal relationships which are most interesting and humorous. I found this to be a fun train read.

  • By Phil on 22 May 2012

    The tales of such an author will always continue to maintain interesting and jovial reading The settings and charactars portraid are brought to mind in sduch a manner that one is encrossed to live the personnal and situation.From the social life of all parties. to the realistic situation brought to live on dubious charactors as well as the funny side of the judiciary involved. Well written and can br brought to life at any time in ones own situation. A must to keep and continue to enjoy for the future days.

  • By Tamnjus on 28 December 2013

    Mortimer will always be at the top of the bookshelf! Highly recommended. You cannot appreciate more, the humour of John Mortimer!

  • By Mr. R E on 23 June 2014

    Read pretty much all of the Rumpole series many years ago, so when I saw this I couldn't resist. Surprising how dated it felt, but not such a bad thing. I was looking for some easy reading, laced with gentle humour, with a break from the profanity's that litter modern literature, and I was not disappointed. Absolutely delightful.

  • By D. J. Favager on 15 January 2017

    Mildly amusing tales but rather lacking the wit, plot and character of earlier volumes and the outcomes are mostly fairly predictable.

  • By A G Robbins on 17 June 2015

    Excellent . Typical gentle humour from Rumpole as written by John Mortimer .

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