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Forever Rumpole: The Best of the Rumpole Stories By John Mortimer Forever Rumpole The Best of the Rumpole Stories A wonderful collection starring the world s most beloved barrister including a fragment of a new Rumpole story John Mortimer died in but will never be forgotten While still a practicing barris
  • Title: Forever Rumpole: The Best of the Rumpole Stories
  • Author: John Mortimer
  • ISBN: 9780670023066
  • Page: 283
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  • Forever Rumpole: The Best of the Rumpole Stories By John Mortimer A wonderful collection, starring the world s most beloved barrister, including a fragment of a new Rumpole story John Mortimer died in 2009, but will never be forgotten While still a practicing barrister, Mortimer took up the pen, and the rest is literary history His stories featuring the cigar chomping, cheap winetippling Rumpole and his wife, Hilda aka She Who Mus A wonderful collection, starring the world s most beloved barrister, including a fragment of a new Rumpole story John Mortimer died in 2009, but will never be forgotten While still a practicing barrister, Mortimer took up the pen, and the rest is literary history His stories featuring the cigar chomping, cheap winetippling Rumpole and his wife, Hilda aka She Who Must Be Obeyed , have justly earned their place in the pantheon of mystery fiction legends The stories became a very successful PBS television series starring Leo McKern as Rumpole.Forever Rumpole brings together fourteen of Rumpole s most entertaining adventures, together with a fragment of a new story Rumpole is never less than delightful and this new collection is a fitting tribute to an indelible character and his remarkable creator.
    Forever Rumpole: The Best of the Rumpole Stories By John Mortimer Forever Rumpole The Best of the Rumpole Forever Rumpole collects Rumpole stories with the addition of the tantalizing first few pages of a Rumpole novel Mortimer was working on at the time of his death The book opens with an introduction by Ann Mallalieu, QC, who worked with Mortimer on several cases, followed by the introduction Mortimer himself wrote for The Best of Rumpole collection. Forever Rumpole The Best of the Rumpole Stories by John Nov , Forever Rumpole is described as a mystery, but it s a court drama or literary fiction This book is a collection of short stories that feature Rumpole as their main character In the Author s Introduction, he writes, I wanted a sort of detective, who could be the hero of a number of stories but whose personality and approach to life were important than the crimes with which he Forever Rumpole The Best of the Rumpole Stories by John Oct , Bringing fourteen of Rumpole s most entertaining adventures seven of which were collected in The Best of Rumpole together with a fragment of a new story, Forever Rumpole proves beyond a reasonable doubt that Rumpole is never less than delightful. Forever Rumpole by John Mortimer, Ann Mallalieu About Forever Rumpole John Mortimer novelist, playwright, memoirist, and the author of than eighty Rumpole short stories will never be forgotten While still a practicing barrister, Mortimer took up the pen, and the rest is literary history. Forever Rumpole The Best of the Rumpole Stories At the start of Rumpole and the Younger Generation, the first story in this posthumous best of collection, Mortimer s curmudgeonly, Wordsworth quoting barrister, Horace Rumpole Forever Rumpole The Best of the Rumpole Stories by Sir Forever Rumpole a hilarious new selection of the very best Rumpole stories by John Mortimer Horace Rumpole lives alongside Mr Pickwick and Bertie Wooster as one of the immortal comic characters in English fiction.
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    1. John Mortimer

      John Clifford Mortimer is a novelist, playwright and former practising barrister Among his many publications are several volumes of Rumpole stories and a trilogy of political novels, Paradise Postponed, Titmuss Regained and The Sound of Trumpets, featuring Leslie Titmuss a character as brilliant as Rumpole John Mortimer received a knighthood for his services to the arts in 1998.Series Rumpole of the BaileyRapstone Chronicles

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    1. As many a comedian turned writer has found to his or her cost, writing good humorous fiction is a whole different level of difficulty to simply being funny on stage I can count on the fingers of one hand the authors who have consistently managed to combine genuinely funny writing with style and readability Wodehouse, of course, has to be one of those digits But don t get me started on so called humorous Booker Prize nominees they wouldn t know funny if it bit them And one chubby finger surely mu [...]


    2. I really enjoy British literature It is foreign but not so strange that I cannot follow the motivation There is always new vocabulary mustard keen team and grass apparently a stool pigeon The Rumpole books are full of succinct but apt descriptions across the plastic table top our client sat smiling in a way which seemed to show he was either sublimely self confident or drugged Cut Above had massive shoulders, a large pink face and small, gold half glasses They perched on him as inappropriately a [...]


    3. One should not confuse Horace Walpole and Horace Rumpole, as I did when I checked this one out of the library The OED identifies the former as the coiner of the word serendipity and the penner of the bon mot, This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel Rumpole is the pedestrian fictional invention of John Mortimer, a criminal attorney whose language is either abbreviated in the style of the clientele he typically defends offey, perf, etc or else punctuated with quot [...]


    4. A self proclaimed hack of the Old Bailey and defender of those who very well might be guilty, Horace Rumpole is certainly no one s idea of a saint He drinks too much, has a love hate relationship with his wife and is often guilty of employing underhanded means to get his way in chambers And yet, we just can t help but love him and cheer for him when he wins a particularly difficult case Each of the fourteen stories included in this collection remind us of all of Rumpole s most endearing qualitie [...]


    5. This book 15 short stories is one of those that I hated to see end If you ever enjoyed Rumpole of the Bailey on PBS, you will also enjoy the original stories Leo McKern s portrayal of the irascible old barrister was spot on These are sort of mysteries, sort of comedies, and really great reading England s legal system is so different from ours that it s sometimes confusing, but hey that makes it educational too I heartily recommend it.




    6. The writing might not be of the highest order, but the case for the Rumpole stories is indisputable.They are great.Your Honour.


    7. At least 3.5 stars, but hard to rate I think my mistake was getting a 500 page compilation of his books, instead of just reading one at a time I was a little overwhelmed it was a library book that I had to get back There were times I found myself laughing out loud, and I enjoyed the mystery aspect of it I wish I knew about the British legal system I often felt lost I did like it enough to put the Rumpole DVDs in my queue on Netflix.


    8. I recently discovered the Rumpole series and I ve been enjoying all of the Rumpole stories Rumpole is not a likable character but he is amusing and he has witty insights about modern life The quotations from the Oxford Book of English Verse are fun The whole series is entertaining.



    9. So much joy in the language, and the sharp wit, and the observations of human foibles It s a bit hard for us Americans to parse the British judicial system, but it s worth the effort.



    10. Reviewed for Library Journal Horace Rumpole, the claret quaffing barrister who never quite makes the grade but always makes a point, stars in a new collection of his most outrageous exploits Created by British barrister Mortimer, Rumpole s courtroom antics and politically incorrect gaffes have made him a perennial favorite among mystery fans for decades The book begins with an excellent and insightful introduction by barrister Ann Mallalieu who had the pleasure of assisting Mortimer on some of h [...]


    11. Forever Rumpole is described as a mystery, but it s a court drama or literary fiction This book is a collection of short stories that feature Rumpole as their main character.In the Author s Introduction, he writes, I wanted a sort of detective, who could be the hero of a number of stories but whose personality and approach to life were important than the crimes with which he was concerned This describes the stories well Rumpole s life and opinions were the focus of the stories than his figuri [...]


    12. Forever Rumpole The Best of the Rumpole Stories, by John Mortimer, is just what it says it is a collection of 14 short stories by that great lawyer for the defense, Horace Rumpole, one of the most enduring and eccentric characters in English literature Seven of these were chosen by Mortimer himself and published some years back after his death in 2009, a further seven stories from later in his career were added, along with the opening chapters of a new Rumpole novel which Mortimer was working on [...]


    13. The collection is a fine one, but it suffers from the same fate as many do when cherry picked stories of an great author are packaged into one place some excellent ones invariably get left out I would have given it a higher rating had some of these other stories been included, and I say that not because I am biased toward those on the cutting room floor These others would have made the collection balanced, and better showcased Mr Mortimer s range and skill It was too heavily focused on stories [...]


    14. Britain s most famous Old Bailey hack, Horace Rumpole returns in this collection of stories that the author felt were his best efforts The reader will follow the exploits of Rumpole and his continuing cast of associates in chambers and out from the infamous Timson family of petty thieves to his wife Hilda She Who Must Be Obeyed to the efficient and inefficient barristers and judges with whom Rumpole does battle The word delightful comes to mindese are humorous tales that will cause the reader to [...]


    15. Once you get used to the British legal system and terms dating back a few decades, the Rumpole character is clever and tells a good story with good humor I love that he refers to his wife as She Who Must Be Obeyed By the time I got to the last story, I felt like I had really gotten to know this Rumpole character and was sad I had reached the end of the book.


    16. John Mortimer s Rumple will not go down as one of my favorite series to read and I find it hard to pinpoint why Part of it is that his style of writing didn t flow easily to me and some of the characters were tiresome And yet, I finished the book The very thing that frustrated me, the rambling story telling that seemed to drag on, was the very thing that wove together all the dangling bits and pieces, enabling Rumple to solve the case.


    17. I ve read several of the Rumpole stories many years ago as well as seen all of the PBS films This collection is a welcome reprise, as most of these stories are either new to me or merely forgotten.As a fan of British crime stories and shows, the workings of the courts is pretty familiar to me, so the goings are easy to follow I m not sure judges are so quick to jump into testimony as Graves and Bullingham are here, but they provide targets for Rumpole s best retorts.


    18. I have always loved Mortimer s writing, and particularly his Rumpole stories This time, I read this book of short Rumpole stories, including the last ones written, along with Annie Proulx short stories in Bad Dirt I alternated, a story from each, and this added to the pleasure of reading The two sets of stories are total opposites, in setting, plot and characters, but very similar in interest and in gripping the reader to become than a bystander.


    19. This is a very difficult book to score.Contents deserve 5 for being first rate Rumpole and Mortimer.But what a lost opportunity this was to give faithful Rumpole readers an essay length Rumpole an Appreciation , by way of Introduction Interesting though the introduction was, it was weak, and worthy of no than a couple of stars on its own.Shame Both Rumpole and John Mortimer deserved better.


    20. A selection of the best short stories of Rumple of the Bailey, this was very enjoyable The stories are told by Rumpole himslef, although he refers to himself as Rumpole sometimes in the telling There s always a twist, and always something about She Who Must Be Obeyed , and always humor Takes a while to read all the stories, but it easy to read a couple, put down the book, and read something else, then come back s like revisiting an old friend.


    21. I ve read every Rumpole story out there, and still could not pass up this collection of some of the best they re all wonderful to me If you ve yet to meet the oldest, grumpiest, smartest, most compassionate, hilarious junior barrister at Equity Court, you re in for a real treat You re missed terribly, Sir John Mortimer


    22. Reading John Mortimer s Rumpole Stories is to be taken into that world of She Who Must Be Obeyed , Chateau Thames Embankment at Pommeroy s Bar and a touch of murder down the Old Bailey Lots of characters like the Timsons, Fig Newton, Erskine Brown Q.C Queer Customer and Soapy Sam Bollard, Head of Chambers at No.3 Equity Court.


    23. I adore Rumpole stories, and I m a little sad that my habit of the last couple of weeks reading a Rumpole story before bed each night has come to an end I should probably look at getting The Complete Works, if it exists.


    24. I have always been curious about this fictional very British public defender The Best of book gave me an opportunity to sample the stories The British system is different than the American system and so I was baffled by some of the procedures, but the drool humor was delightful.


    25. Good collection of previously published stories, with a bonus story that was in progress at the time of Mortimer s death not really enough of a fragment to be satisfying and an intro by a barrister who knew Mortimer very good read for fans of the writer and the character.


    26. Of course, I had the television version of Rumpole in mind as I was reading, and at first the British legal slang was hard going Law and Order, UK, notwithstanding , but as I continued reading, it became easy going and thoroughly enjoyable


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