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The First Rumpole Omnibus By Sir John Mortimer

The First Rumpole Omnibus
by Sir John Mortimer

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An omnibus that celebrates Horace Rumpole's legal triumphs, plundering sorties into the "Oxford Book of English Verse" and less-than-salubrious hat.
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The First Rumpole Omnibus by Sir John Mortimer

The First Rumpole Omnibus - a classic collection of John Mortimer's iconic character

'One of the great comic creations of modern times' Evening Standard

'Rumpole, like Jeeves and Sherlock Holmes, is immortal' P. D. James, Mail on Sunday

Who rose to enduring fame on Blood and Typewriters, told the pregnant Portia of the Chambers it would come out in the end, advised Guthrie Featherstone, Q.C. to adopt a more judicial attitude, returned in the tender gloaming of each evening - via Pommeroy's and a glass of Chateau Fleet Street - to She Who Must Be Obeyed? The answer is Horace Rumpole whose legal triumphs, plundering sorties into the 'Oxford Book of English Verse' and less-than-salubrious hat are celebrated here in this first omnibus edition which includes 'Rumpole of the Bailey', 'The Trials of Rumpole' and 'Rumpole's Return'.

John Mortimer's hilarious Rumpole, which fans of Sherlock Holmes and P.G. Wodehouse will love, sees the magician of the Old Bailey at his unpredictable and brilliant best.
Sir John Mortimer was a barrister, playwright and novelist. His fictional trilogy about the inexorable rise of an ambitious Tory MP in the Thatcher years (Paradise Postponed, Titmuss Regained and The Sound of Trumpets) has recently been republished in Penguin Classics, together with Clinging to the Wreckage and his play A Voyage round My Father. His most famous creation was the barrister Horace Rumpole, who featured in four novels and around eighty short stories. His books in Penguin include: The Anti-social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole; The Collected Stories of Rumpole; The First Rumpole Omnibus; Rumpole and the Angel of Death; Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders; Rumpole and the Primrose Path; Rumpole and the Reign of Terror; Rumpole and the Younger Generation; Rumpole at Christmas; Rumpole Rests His Case; The Second Rumpole Omnibus; Forever Rumpole; In Other Words; Quite Honestly and Summer's Lease.

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About Sir John Mortimer


John Mortimer is a novelist, playwright and former practising 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 - a character as brilliant as Rumpole. John Mortimer received a knighthood for his services to the arts in 1998. He lives near Henley-on-Thames.

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GOR001004191
The First Rumpole Omnibus by Sir John Mortimer
Sir John Mortimer
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1983-09-29
560
014006768X
9780140067682
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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