Forever Rumpole: The Best of the Rumpole Stories by Sir John Mortimer

Forever Rumpole: The Best of the Rumpole Stories by Sir John Mortimer

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Horace Rumpole lives alongside Mr Pickwick and Bertie Wooster as one of the immortal comic characters in English fiction. This title contains seven stories chosen by the author as his favourites, together with a further seven from the later period and the opening chapters of a Rumpole novel that Sir John was working on when he died in 2009.

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"Forever Rumpole" - a hilarious new selection of the very best Rumpole stories by John Mortimer. Horace Rumpole lives alongside Mr Pickwick and Bertie Wooster as one of the immortal comic characters in English fiction. With his curmudgeonly wit, his literary allusions, his disdain for personal ambition and his lack of pomposity, he has, in the words of the "Daily Telegraph", 'ascended to the pantheon of literary immortals'. "Forever Rumpole" contains seven stories originally chosen by the author himself as his favourites, together with a further seven from the later period and the opening chapters of a Rumpole novel that Sir John was working on when he died in 2009. The book also includes a fascinating introduction by Ann Mallalieu, fellow lawyer and for many years Sir John's colleague in practice. "Rumpole, like Jeeves and Sherlock Holmes, is immortal". (P. D James, "Mail on Sunday"). "I thank heaven for small mercies. The first of these is Rumpole". (Clive James, "Observer"). 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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SKU GOR005204753
Title Forever Rumpole: The Best of the Rumpole Stories
Author By (author) Sir John Mortimer
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2012
Number of Pages 528
ISBN 10 0670919373
ISBN 13 9780670919376
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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"Forever Rumpole" - a hilarious new selection of the very best Rumpole stories by John Mortimer. Horace Rumpole lives alongside Mr Pickwick and Bertie Wooster as one of the immortal comic characters in English fiction. With his curmudgeonly wit, his literary allusions, his disdain for personal ambition and his lack of pomposity, he has, in the words of the "Daily Telegraph", 'ascended to the pantheon of literary immortals'. "Forever Rumpole" contains seven stories originally chosen by the author himself as his favourites, together with a further seven from the later period and the opening chapters of a Rumpole novel that Sir John was working on when he died in 2009. The book also includes a fascinating introduction by Ann Mallalieu, fellow lawyer and for many years Sir John's colleague in practice. "Rumpole, like Jeeves and Sherlock Holmes, is immortal". (P. D James, "Mail on Sunday"). "I thank heaven for small mercies. The first of these is Rumpole". (Clive James, "Observer"). 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".
Additional Information

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SKU GOR005204753
Title Forever Rumpole: The Best of the Rumpole Stories
Author By (author) Sir John Mortimer
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2012
Number of Pages 528
ISBN 10 0670919373
ISBN 13 9780670919376
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No