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John Mortimer
Birth date: April 21, 1923
Died: January 16, 2009
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drallapaul
drallapaul rated it 1 month ago
It serves me right really as I thought that I'd really enjoy this novel by John Mortimer as the Rumpole stories were quite fun. It is however a product of its times, written in the 1980s, when novels about the foibles of the middle classes were popular and abundant. It is dated and rarely amusing as...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 1 year ago
Rumpole at Christmas is a collection of previously uncollected Rumpole short stories written late in John Mortimer's life: there are some minor inconsistencies vis-à-vis the main body of the series, but what really matters here is that Mortimer's craftsmanship and sense of humor was going strong unt...
JasonKoivu
JasonKoivu rated it 5 years ago
The song remains the same, but there's something so likable about Rumpole, that old curmudgeon of a London barrister, that it doesn't matter if each book feels a little like a repeat. On the surface, this story is just another Rumpole petty crime court case with the Timsons in-tow, however, sex slav...
JasonKoivu
JasonKoivu rated it 5 years ago
Horace Rumpole, that Old Bailey hack, is at it again, preserving the innocent and undermining the pompous with his razor wit. A Rumpole Christmas comprises some heart-warming tales, but it's also somewhat sad to read these stories knowing they were published posthumously within the same year of John...
JasonKoivu
JasonKoivu rated it 5 years ago
Rumpole of the Bailey is former barrister (lawyer) John Mortimer's first crack at fictionalizing his former life. His hero, Horace Rumpole, toils down at London's Old Bailey defending morally tarnished persons, who usually didn't "do it"...at least not this time around. This is a batch of humor to l...
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