Paradise Postponed
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Paradise Postponed

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When Simeon Simcox, a socialist clergyman, leaves his entire fortune not to his family but to the ruthless, social-climbing Tory MP Leslie Titmuss, the Rector's two sons react in very different ways. Henry, novelist and former 'angry young man' turned grumpy old reactionary, decides to fight the will and prove their father was insane. Younger brother Fred, a mild-mannered country doctor, takes a different approach, quietly digging in Simeon's past, only to uncover an entirely unexpected explanation for the legacy.

An exquisitely drawn saga of ancient rivalries and class struggles, featuring a glorious cast of characters, Paradise Postponed is a delicious portrait of English country life by a master satirist.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 26mm | 322.05g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141193395
  • 9780141193397
  • 263,347

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Hats off to John Mortimer. He's done it again! Spectator
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Hats off to John Mortimer. He's done it again! * Spectator * He reveals on every page . . . a sense of the absurd, a shrewd eye for human foibles and an infallible sense of comic timing * New York Times * Paradise Postponed is an hilarious novel and thoroughly recommended * Daily Telegraph *
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About Sir John Mortimer

John Mortimer (1923 - 2009) was a novelist, playwright and 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. Sir John received a CBE in 1986 and a knighthood for his services to the arts in 1998.
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671 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
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4 45% (304)
3 29% (196)
2 5% (31)
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