John Mortimer - The Devil's Advocate

John Mortimer - The Devil's Advocate : The Unauthorised Biography

3.78 (19 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$14.22

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


John Mortimer was a promising barrister who married a successful novelist (Penelope Mortimer) and then started writing himself. At first he wrote plays, most famously the autobiographical A VOYAGE ROUND MY FATHER, and he is credited with the hugely successful TV adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited. But it was Mortimer's creation of Rumpole of the Bailey, the irascible barrister created on TV by Leo McKern, which catapulted him to wider fame and fortune. Meanwhile he had become increasingly well-known as a lawyer, and he became everyone's first thought when a barrister with liberal principles and left-wing political beliefs was required. John Mortimer's personal life is equally colourful - he divorced his first wife and married a second Penelope, who became known as Penny 2; and recent revelations uncovered that he fathered Wendy Craig's love-child. Graham Lord's biography is all the better for being unauthorised, as he has been able to provide the full, unvarnished story of John more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 32mm | 439.99g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16 B/W Photo\Illu(s),8 Colour Photo\Illu(s)
  • 0752877801
  • 9780752877808
  • 1,721,248

About Graham Lord

Graham Lord is a biographer who has also published novels. For nearly 20 years he was the influential book columnist of the Sunday Express. He lives mainly in more

Rating details

19 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 5% (1)
4 68% (13)
3 26% (5)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X