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 stories into the Oxford Book of English Verse and less-than-salubrious hat are celebrated here in this first omnibus edition.
About the Author
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.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I picked this book up after seeing John Mortimer on '60 Minutes.' After just three stories, I decided to run out and buy the other two Rumpole collections. This is stuff to savor. If America had a Rumpole, there wouldn't be so many mean-spirited, insulting lawyer jokes. Run as fast as you can to buy this book, but once you have it in your hot little hands, sit down and read it as slowly as discipline will allow. You'll want it to last.
The Rumpole books are fantastic. The stories are wonderful. I was initially concerned about the omnibus being 3 books in one--often 500-page tomes are difficult to hold, handle, and read--but this one is manageable. However, the reason for the 1-star rating is because the printing is horrendous. It looks like it was printed on an old dot-matrix printer! The text is on the fuzzy side and that makes it harder to read. The old versions, one book per volume, that were published by Penguin, are much better—crisp printing, easier to handle, etc. DO NOT BUY THE OMNIBUS... YOU WILL BE DISAPPOINTED IN THE QUALITY. I'M GOING TO RETURN THIS TO THE STORE.