Rumpole Rests His Case

Rumpole Rests His Case

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The comic, courageous, and corpulent Horace Rumpole reenters the fray in these seven fresh and funny stories in which the "great defender of muddled and sinful humanity" triumphs over the forces of prejudice and mean-mindedness while he tiptoes precariously through the domestic territory of his wife, Hilda-She Who Must Be Obeyed! With his passion for poetry, and a nose equally sensitive to the whiff of wrongdoing and the bouquet of a Chateau Thames Embankment, the lovable and disheveled Rumpole "is at his rumpled best" (The New York Times).
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.04 x 17.78mm | 204.12g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142003476
  • 9780142003473
  • 225,106

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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Review quote

"Wonderfully amusing . . . full of pithy writing . . . witty and opinionated." (The Wall Street Journal)
"In this sparkling collection of stories . . . our hero's usual grumpy but soft-hearted wit is in full force." (The Seattle Times)
"Mortimer spins his stories with sly panache, allowing the barrister to overcome dunces of all stripes with an understated sense of humor." (The Boston Globe)
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