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Rumpole and the Reign of Terror

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  • Posted May 30, 2009

    Can't go wrong with Rumpole

    Mortimer's fascinating character, Horace Rumpole who plies his trade as a barrister at the Old Bailey, never lets the reader down. The stories/books are very readable. The character also translated well to the small screen, played by estimable character actor Leo McKern.
    Definite read for legal thriller fans.

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  • Posted May 30, 2009

    Reign of Terror - got my attention!

    I very much enjoyed Rumpole and the Reign of Terror. I was aware of Rumpole at the Bailey because of PBS TV but never thought about reading one of the books. I found this book very entertaining and thought it was very clever where the writer inserted parts of the memoir from 'She Who Must Be Obeyed'. It showed what she was thinking which often times didn't track at all with Rumpole. I can imagine Rumpole in a court scene and stealing the show. I found him very entertaining and will read more about Rumpole. I suggest picking up this book. It's a very good read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2008

    HAPPY HUNDRETH BIRTHDAY RUMPOLE - IT MUST BE COMING UP!

    SIR JOHN'S REIGN OF TERROR CONTINUES FOR RUMPOLE: Without the least irony (I hope), another 'legal character' book arrived at my 'Barrister Desk' for 'The Malet Street Gazette'. Received, I hasten to add, with much eagerness and anticipation- the fifteenth Rumpole book: ¿Rumpole and the Reign of Terror¿. It is politics by innuendo time again as Sir John writes a narrative this time rather than the specific short stories he is normally associated with. By my reckoning, Horace Rumpole must be approaching 100 shortly which gives new meaning to the age for retirement, even under New Labour as Rumpole would surely agree. Rumpole clearly should never retire as his humorous comments, deliciously and politically incorrect, remain as relevant and irreverent now as they did in the 1970s when he first appeared in print. Many members of the Bar will have a silent regard for the cynicism of the ASBO, the ominous SIAC, and Rumpole¿s surprising interest in FLAC (the Free Legal Advice Centre, or course) which he did not appear to have considered before. But Mortimer keeps the best for last with his attack on the `new bureaucracy¿ of the practising certificate, and his view of the `control-freakery¿ of CPD or `being required to take lessons¿ so you `score twelve points a year to stay on as a hack¿. Christmas definitely came early last year, and I just wonder in my idle moments what Lord Denning would have made of Rumpole in the early twenty-first century! Phillip Taylor MBE. Abbey & Richmond Chambers.

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