Rumpole and the Reign of Terror

Rumpole and the Reign of Terror

by John Mortimer
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Rumpole and the Reign of Terror by John Mortimer

John Mortimer's bestselling barrister is back, in his most timely case yet

Just in case Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders gave fans the impression that the Great Defender was resting on his laurels, his new case sends him at full sail into our panicky new world. Rumpole is asked to defend a Pakistani doctor who has been imprisoned without charge or trial on suspicion of aiding Al Qaeda. Meanwhile, on the home front, She Who Must Be Obeyed is threatening to share her intimate view of her husband in a tell-all memoir. The result is Rumpole at his most ironic and indomitable, and John Mortimer at his most entertaining.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440679254
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/30/2007
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 486,633
File size: 183 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

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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Rumpole and the Reign of Terror 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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beaumont More than 1 year ago
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.
mareCA More than 1 year ago
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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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.