Rumpole and the Primose Path

Rumpole and the Primose Path

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Curmudgeonly London barrister Horace Rumpole, recovering from a near fatal heart attack, returns in a new collection of stories in which he takes on a nasty head nurse and befriends a young one at his run-down convalescent center as he investigates the mysterious death of an elderly patient, in the title story in a new collection of mystery tales.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 211 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 17.78mm | 204.12g
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142004863
  • 9780142004869
  • 518,663

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Rumpoles wit has not deserted him... Mortimer is in high form here. ("The New Yorker") For things most truly themselves, there should be a special place of honor... We should remember to be thankful for Rumpole. ("The Washington Post") Mortimer is the master of a crisp, witty, eminently readable prose style. ("Los Angeles Times") Rumpoleas wit has not deserted him... Mortimer is in high form here. ("The New Yorker") Mortimer is the master of a crisp, witty, eminently readable prose style. ("Los Angeles Times") For things most truly themselves, there should be a special place of honor... We should remember to be thankful for Rumpole. ("The Washington Post") Rumpole s wit has not deserted him... Mortimer is in high form here. ("The New Yorker") Rumpole's wit has not deserted him... Mortimer is in high form here. ("The New Yorker") RumpoleAEs wit has not deserted him... Mortimer is in high form here. (The New Yorker) For things most truly themselves, there should be a special place of honor... We should remember to be thankful for Rumpole. (The Washington Post) Mortimer is the master of a crisp, witty, eminently readable prose style. (Los Angeles Times)
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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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737 ratings
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4 43% (319)
3 19% (137)
2 2% (15)
1 0% (3)
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