Rumpole of the Bailey

Rumpole of the Bailey

Audio CD(Unabridged)

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Overview

In these witty and comic stories, Horace Rumpole takes on a variety of clients and activities. He, of course, brings each case to a successful end, all the while quoting poetry and drinking claret.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781491537541
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 10/14/2014
Series: Rumpole Series , #1
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 720,285
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

John Mortimer was the author of the Rumpole series, many of which formed the basis for the PBS-TV series Rumpole of the Bailey. The first book featuring his most famous character, Horace Rumpole, was published by Penguin in 1980. His work also includes many novels and plays and three acclaimed volumes of autobiography. A former barrister, Mortimer, who was knighted in 1998, lived in Oxfordshire, England. He died in January of 2009.

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Rumpole of the Bailey 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
herschelian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Could anyone not like Rumpole, the witty, curmudgeonly barrister who toils at the coal face of the criminal judicial system; at the mercy of She Who Must Be Obeyed, and his clerk Henry. Mortimer's Rumpole books are as evocative of a time and place in England as P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves & Wooster novels - and just as funny.
Delphimo More than 1 year ago
This is a collection of short stories dealing with Rumpole and his clients. Of course, Hilda or She Who Must Be Obeyed, is a constant presence. The biggest problem is the English vernacular opposed to American slang. I decided the watch several of the stories that were presented as a series on BBC. Many of the nuances that are missed in the book are depicted on the screen. The humor is not the slapstick humor of I Love Lucy, but more like the Kramdens of the Honeymooners. The British court system is different than the American court system and the flow of the story suffers from this difference. I like the underlying lesson of each story, such as a parent's responsibility for a child or the loyalty of one employee to another employee