Quite Honestly

Quite Honestly

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From the creator of the Rumpole storiesa novel of middle-class do-gooding gone awry Fans of John Mortimer and his popular Rumpole mysteries will love Quite Honestly, a comedy filled with a delightful cast of characters and Mortimer's unique and entertaining take on a life of crime. Life couldn't be better for Lucinda Purefoycollege educated, with a steady boyfriend and a job offer in advertising. With all this good fortune, isn't it appropriate for her to give something back to society? Armed with only good intentions, she joins Social Carers, Reformers and Praeceptors (SCRAP, for short), a misguided organization that recruits women to becomes guides, philosophers, and friends to ex-convicts coming out of prison. Once she meets her charge, Terry Keegan, the ensuing hilarity and mishaps produce a signature Mortimer tale, full of wit and surprise.


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Product details

  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.04 x 15.24mm | 181.44g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143038648
  • 9780143038641
  • 835,319

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Mortimer is the master of a crisp, witty, eminently readable prose style. (Los Angeles Times)
Kick back and put yourself in the hands of a master. (Detroit Free Press)
No one is better than Mortimer at cataloging the thousand fusty eccentricities of English domestic and public life. . . . There is not a page that doesn't crackle with wit. (Newsday)"
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About John Mortimer

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 Revisited. He is the author of twelve collections of Rumpole stories and three acclaimed volumes of autobiography."
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Rating details

376 ratings
3.02 out of 5 stars
5 9% (33)
4 20% (75)
3 42% (158)
2 23% (88)
1 6% (22)
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