The Best of Rumpole

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Viking, 1993 - 274 pagina's
Rumpole is everyone's favorite defense barrister: he is a fearless tamer of judges who is kept in order only by She Who Must Be Obeyed. A rumbustious defender of the faith, Rumpole is known, not surprisingly, as something of a character. His exploits at the Old Bailey - and elsewhere - are an unsurpassable blend of eloquence, wit, cynicism, and experience. This volume of John Mortimer's favorite Rumpole stories contains some of the bluff barrister's finest moments. There is Rumpole's encounter with the acting world, his frequent and often disillusioning brushes with the Timsons, and many of his confrontations with the pompous and sometimes misguided gentlemen of the Bench. For those unfamiliar with Rumpole, this volume offers a perfect introduction to John Mortimer's wisest and wittiest creation. Those who have already encountered Rumpole will want to reacquaint themselves with the immortal barrister in this hugely entertaining collection of stories.

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Gebruikersrecensie  - burnit99 - LibraryThing

I've become quite fond of the exploits of Horace Rumpole, a rumpled and curmudgeonly defence barrister in England, esconced in the Old Bailey, who is only intimidated by She Who Must Be Obeyed, a.k.a ... Volledige review lezen

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Gebruikersrecensie  - justmum - LibraryThing

Very amusing - a great insight into the British Legal system and how it works Volledige review lezen

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Introduction
1
Rumpole and the Younger Generation
8
Rumpole and the Showfolk
48
Copyright

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Over de auteur (1993)

John Mortimer is the author of many books including twelve volumes of Rumpole stories, as well as the bestselling "Summer's Lease" & "Paradise Postponed". He lives with his wife & youngest daughter in the house in Buckinghamshire that his father built.

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