Rumpole Rests His Case

Rumpole Rests His Case

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • AudioGO Limited
  • Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
  • Bath, United Kingdom
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type edition
  • 0754018601
  • 9780754018605

Review Text

Fans of the prolific John Mortimer will be delighted with the latest anecdotes of defence barrister Horace Rumpole. In this collection of seven cases the outcome is always a moral triumph for Rumpole if not necessarily a liberating success for his clients. Asylum seekers, streetwise members of the clergy, drugs, the misuse of emails, out-of-work actors seeking fame through the dock, and the use of arms to defend an Englishman's home: all of these aspects of modern life which no longer surprise the British public are given the magical Mortimer perspective, as Rumpole unerringly aims straight at the heart of the matter. Chambers politics are still an entertaining irritation for Rumpole, who is now obliged to smoke alfresco, and seeks victory over head of chambers soapy Sam Ballard by cunning and devious means. Colleague Mizz Liz Probert is no ally and She Who Must Be Obeyed seeks to shatter the peace and tranquility of the familiar if somewhat shabby home front by welcoming a makeover team and TV crew to install relationship zones, talk pits and lava lamps. Food for thought and wry smiles are guaranteed throughout this clever and witty book. As always, you finish each case ready and willing for the next outing with Rumpole. (Kirkus UK)show more