Rumpole Rests His Case

  • Title: Rumpole Rests His Case
  • Author: John Mortimer
  • ISBN: 9780142003473
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Paperback
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    About John Mortimer


    1. 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. Rumpole is getting up there in years it s seems like in every Rumpole book the poor old blighter is getting up there in years and the overall tone of this book makes you think perhaps it s time for him to hang up his wig But what the hey, how about a few cases Rumpole Rests His Case treads upon familiar plots and characters, so much so that I was half way through and sure I d read this one before I realized it was just that I recognized the stories from the tv version, and yes, most of the stor [...]

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    2. Back in the 80s, I was a fanatic of all things British Music, dramas, The BBC and Rumpole I can t get enough of their dry wit Ironic, sarcastic and self deprecating A thoroughly enjoyable read then and still is now.

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    3. Over the years I must have seen or heard many of these stories dramatised on television or radio Nonetheless, familiarity cannot dim the enjoyment I get from a good Rumpole tale Rumpole is on top form, being as mischievous, thoughtful and humane as ever.

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    4. Horace Rumpole has an encyclopaedic memory of his old cases and inevitably he comes across people he has defended from time to time In the first story Rumpole and the Old Familiar Faces two people he has come across in the past have cause to regret meeting his again I particularly enjoyed Rumpole and the Camberwell Carrot in which Phillida Erskine Brown finds an idol has feet of clay.I recall reading the last story in this book when it was first published and wondering whether the last story Rum [...]

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    5. Mortimer, John RUMPOLE RESTS HIS CASE 2002 This is a collection of short stories featuring Rumpole and his efforts in the Old Bailey addressing contemporary problems of the day Although Mortimer s strength seems to better fit the novel than the short story form, these are still good reads The difference is that Mortimer dispenses with much of the humor that we have come to expect in the Rumpole series in favor of quicker, deeper character studies There are seven short stories in this collection [...]

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    6. It s impossible not to like a Rumpole story I got a bit of a surprise out of this collection though, because I d just finished Rumpole and the Primrose Path and I found that the first story in that for which the book is named follows immediately after the last story here again the title story References to earlier cases are common in the Rumpole uvre, but this is the only case I can think of offhand where the timeline of two tales is so clear and tight I bought several Rumpoles at the same time [...]

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    7. What can I say I love Horace Rumpole These are seven new short stories in which elderly, rumbled, overweight Horace Rumpole, with his daily glasses of Chateau Thames Embankment and small cigars, is the great defender of muddled and sinful humanity And that s the public Rumpole At home, he quietly battles She Who Must Be Obeyed his wife, Hilda All of the familiar characters are here in these stories and all are delightful.

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    8. I m a John Mortimer, particularly a Rumpole, fan Rumpole will forever, in my mind, be as portrayed in the PBS production by Leo McKErn.These were some fine stories that allowed me to revisit with old friends from Rumpole s world.

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    9. I actually listened to this as an audio book I ve done this with two of his books Luckily they both had excellent readers that brought the characters to life Wonderfully enjoyable Plus I get to walk around hearing my thoughts in a rich british accent for the next couple of days

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    10. Good solid stuff from Sir John Mortimer again an enjoyable ramble through the back corridors of the Old Bailey I always susepct that barristers would never really get to do so much detective work as Rumpole, but perhaps would like to.Highly recommended.

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    11. Great collection of short stories.

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    12. I had a sneaking feeling the whole time that I had read these stories before It is both the blessing and curse of Mortimer s writing It is well written, enjoyable to read, memorable characters, but not really memorable plots They are so easy to read that they don t stick too well The one thing I got from this reading was that Mortimer lived very near where I live now and named a lot of the minor characters and places around places that are nearbly There was a Lady Shiplake and a Lady Binfield bo [...]

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    13. As much as I enjoy watching Leo McKern play at Rumpole of the Bailey on PBS, this book by creator John Mortimer is only tolerable McKern adds so much to the characterization of Rumpole that it s enjoyable Reading Mortimer s prose, however, isn t much of a pleasure Certainly, they add a lot taking one of his short stories and that s pretty much what these are and fleshing it out into a full episode Mortimer ought to try that with his stories as well.

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    14. most of the stories were pretty short and kind of predictable None of them made me say no way that guy did it I never heard of Rumpole before and since this was the book I had at hand, I gave it a shot Not sure if I will read other books that featured this ambitious character The stories did not suck me in but I still powered through as I try not to give up on books very often.

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    15. 37 RUMPOLE REST HIS CASE by John Mortimer Viking 2001 ISBN 0 670 91085 6 crime humour completed 10.09.10 I think I must have read this before some time in the past The titles of some of the pieces seemed very familiar Still a fun read the second time round if it was the second time round

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    16. This was my first taste of Rumpole Mortimer s character is delightful he reminds me a bit of Columbo, a bit of Holmes, in the ways in which he goes about solving the crimes This is a collection of short stories.

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    17. So much fun, even during short trips Because the book is broken into chapters of self contained cases, it was easy to consume during short commutes to and from work Laughing in the car made provoked sidelong glances from other drivers Oh, they know not what they are missing

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    18. I m sure if I were a retired lawyer I would find this hysterical At this point in my life all I can think is that I m not that codgerish It was a great light read Beach reading for a cloudy Oregon beach.

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    19. There are very few book series that have made me want to jump in, walk the rooms, and sit down for a meal with the characters Second only to to Hogwarts and the Weasley home in the Harry Potter series, with Rumpole is where I want to be.

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    20. Love the writing, love the wry humour, love the stories Rumpole is annoying, endearing, self destructive, self deprecating, smart, and very, very funny My grandfather used to read Rumpole books this is the first I ve picked up, but I ll be back for Fun

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    21. Another delightful Rumpole book It is like bumping into a long lost friend on the streets and after a few moments of conversation it is as if you d never lost contact.Mortimer brings back old familiar faces and adds a few new ones Fans of the Rumpole series should not be disappointed.

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    22. Even though I ve seen all these stories dramatized by Leo Kern, they still sounded fresh and funny Biting British humour brought many smiles and a chuckle out loud on many days Love Rumpole

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    23. My buddy, Rumpole Ah, to be as sharped witted as he but not as heavy

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    24. Rumpole is very well written and consistently wry and entertaining.

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    25. I love the short format, the quick wit, and the fun methods Rumpole uses to prove his client s innocence Always a fun read.

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    26. First Rumpole book I actually read after being a fan of the series christening the missus SWMBO Apparently the TV series follows the books almost word for word A nice light funny fast read.

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    27. c2003 Ahhh this was such a sweet little book I loved it and it was very funny in a dry, understated English sort of way Rumpole Rules ok Recommended.

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