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.
Second Rumpole Omnibusby John Mortimer
Twenty tales featuring beloved barrister Horace Rumpole as he turns down yet another invitation to exchange the joys and sorrows of life as an Old Bailey hack for the delights of the Sunshine State, where senior citizens loll on beaches and the sarcastic tones of the Mad Bull (Judge Roger Bullingham) are heard no more-settling instead for the beaded bubbles of Chateau Pommeroy's ordinary claret, the domestic chill emanating from She Who Must Be Obeyed, and his role extraordinaire as Defender of the Faith: "Never Plead Guilty."
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All of the Rumpole stories are great!