The First Rumpole Omnibus

  • Title: The First Rumpole Omnibus
  • Author: John Mortimer
  • ISBN: 9780140067682
  • Page: 311
  • 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. I have been a fan of Horace Rumpole for many years and I re read the books on a regular basis Even when you know what happens the stories are still good reading and I often notice little things that I missed on previous readings This omnibus contains Rumpole of the Baily , The Trials of Rumpole and Rumpole s Return The first two consist of six short stories each and the third is a novel though it does contain than one case Rumpole of the Bailey was the first of the Rumpole books and contains a [...]

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    2. I will finish this book, I promise.But it s on hold again.The good news is I ve gone past halfway.The bad news is that s all for now, folks.I started reading this book again a few weeks ago after putting it on hold a year or so ago after reading a bit.I love Rumpole but I was spoiled by watching the TV series with Leo McKern.From what I ve read, the TV series was very faithful to the books hence my feeling of having been her before.Nevetheless, Rumpole s such a marvellous character and I fully e [...]

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    3. This was absolutely glorious Just delightful As I always say, murder is nothing than common assault, with unfortunate consequences He stands up with all the eager self confidence of a rabbit with a retiring disposition caught in the headlights of an oncoming car so that the unfortunate Guthrie often arrived at Chambers looking less like a suave and successful Q.C than a man who spends his nights watching over a dynamite factory in which all the employees are allowed to smoke It was rather as if [...]

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    4. This is my first encounter with Rumpole in print ok, e ink , so I thought I d start at the beginning The first couple of stories in this volume wet my appetite but later tales really turn on the charm Reading Rumpole is a bit like slipping into a comfy pair of jeans and slippers It s also a great in between read to cleanse my little gray cells as I switch from one thriller or police procedural to another.John Mortimer s The First Rumpole Omnibus is actually a collection of three books published [...]

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    5. See the superb opening i guess rowling took her inspiration for Voldemort here I, Horace Rumpole, barrister at law, 68 next birthday, Old Bailey Hack, husband to Mrs Hilda Rumpole known to me only as She Who Must Be Obeyed and father to Nicholas Rumpole lecturer in social studies at the University of Balti, I have always been extremely proud of Nick I, who have a mind full of old murders, legal anecdotes k

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    6. Once you read one Rumpole story, you re hooked Before I read any Rumpole at all, I saw an episode of Rumpole of the Bailey on PBS, starring Leo McKern as the man himself In later episodes, his real life daughter portrayed Liz Probert The entire series was very true to the stories, and I ve reserved them all on Netflix.Great, great reading, especially if you re a fan of British mysteries I read them all over and over again.

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    7. Whether you re a lawyer or not Rumpole is great Tremendously funny and irreverent too The barrister who never lost a case well, he might have done, but to know that for sure you d have to read his stories something I would recommend.

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    8. Fantastic.ad these while a teenager and wanted to become a barrister

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    9. If you like the first sentence, you ll like it all I, Horace Rumpole, barrister at law, 68 next birthday, Old Bailey Hack, husband to Mrs Hilda Rumpole known to me only as She Who Must Be Obeyed and father to Nicholas Rumpole lecturer in social studies at the University of Balti, I have always been extremely proud of Nick I, who have a mind full of old murders, legal anecdotes and memorable fragments of the Oxford Book of English Verse Sir Arthur Quiller Couch s edition together with a dependabl [...]

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    10. I was doing a long firm fraud then a particularly nasty business, out of which i got a certain amoung of harmless fun.Having never seen a televised episode of John Mortimer s series, i went into this book somewhat blind, having heard countless references to the great Horace Rumpole from friends working within the field of law All i can say iswhat a great character Rumpole is Wonderfully funny, entirely admirable and oh so easy to identify with, he s the hero of the Bailey, the champion of Chambe [...]

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    11. Humanity on parade.I was sitting alone at the bar of a coastal saloon in North San Diego with tears streaming down my face Not, as some could think, because of a failed affair or moroseness over life s missed opportunities, but because I was convulsed with laughter Excuse me, says Jennifer, the lovely barmaid who knows me as a regular, but the other patrons are asking what you are reading It is the curse, as well as the fascination of the law, that lawyers get to know than is good for them abou [...]

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    12. Borrowed from my good friend Paddy, as I stayed in Alexandria between SF and BA, this makes a perfect bedtime companion here in Buenos Aires I find it overstimulating to try to read in Spanish immediately before going to sleep, so this compendium of Rumpole tales fits the bill nicely Most of the stories are short, each manages to defy my expectations in some gentle way, but there s nothing gory enough to unsettle my sleep patterns.I seem to remember reading somewhere that Mortimer behaved like a [...]

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    13. After reading Mortimer s memoirs and his Titmuss books, I was surprised that I didn t like Rumpole I found the stories formulaic and repetitive Perhaps that always happens when there is a recurring character the author feels compelled to reintroduce the main quirks of the character over and over Reading the stories one after another, it was irksome Agatha Christie did that with Poirot and Marple, but the stories were longer, so it didn t seem so tedious Anyway, the stories were amusing, but I g [...]

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    14. This was actually entertaining than I expected I had picked it up at a used book store ages ago, feeling like Oh, I really should read these, I ve heard so much about Rumpole But I had never seen the series, and had an idea that Rumpole was a cartoonish figure, and that it would all be a very light and foolish look at the law Rumpole is larger than life, but certainly not cartoonish, and the picture drawn of the Bailey and the legal world of criminal courts rang very true to me, both in the hum [...]

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    15. Very entertaining, and a bit darker than I expected from the little I remember of the T.V show, I went in assuming that Rumpole would be defending penny ante criminals rather than murderers and rapists Good for the most part, but the last few stories went off the rails a bit with everyone assuming he was losing his edge With him not realizing until much later what people were saying about him and what they were doing in anticipation of reaction to his retirement, he really did seem like he was l [...]

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    16. Rumpole is a barrister who deals with troubled issues in the most clever of manners all while keeping up the dry British wit Regardless of your professional interests this collection revolving around the legal career of one man is an excellent read It offers comedy, mystery, and engaging thoughts all in simple to approach packages.

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    17. I haven t really read this book recently, but I have been watching the DVDs Highly entertaining I believe I have either read all the Rumpole stories or listened to them on tape They are just too funny Rumpole reminds me a little of my grandfather same accent, no nonsense attitude, highly principled, and quotes lots of British authors by heart.

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    18. A great literary creationHorace Rumpole was absolutely riveting on television played by the ever wonderful Leo McKern this book is some of his exploits and it doesn t disappoint It s great to explore between other books but could be devoured over as shorter span of time Full of humour and an absolutely amazing character.

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    19. As David Suchet did for Poirot, Leo McKern did for John Mortimer s Rumpole So the joy of Mortimer s prose is enhanced by the irascible wit and humanity of Horace Rumpole Each story has its pleasures, and the whole is greater than the sum of the parts Delightful Note to fans there is a second and a third omnibus.

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    20. Humorous British comedy with tiny bits of mystery thrown in Rumpole is a British barrister who would make Shaggy proud, he never pleads guilty no matter how damning the evidence against his client His humorous escapades getting his clients off and avoiding his wife are really entertaining, as is his philosophy of life Definitely worth reading.

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    21. I came into the Rumpole fold late, but making up for lost time In the best British comic tradition, some of Mortimer s humour is repetitious think Keeping Up Appearances but you ll see why Mortimer s been called the new Wodehouse If you ve never read Rumpole, I recommend doing what I did start with THE FIRST RUMPOLE OMNIBUS and work your way through

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    22. The basis for the old BBC PBS series Rumpole of the Bailey Rumpole is an eccentric English barrister lawyer, with the wife famously referred to as She Who Must be Obeyed Mildly amusing series of cases , especially enjoyable for Anglophiles.

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    23. Rumpole is hilarious His description of situations he described living in Florida like being in an air conditioned purgatory people is laugh out loud hysterical Reminds me of Jeeves Wooster.

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    24. I enjoyed the first two parts books of the omnibus, but found the whole thing a bit repetitive in this format I probably would have enjoyed it reading just one book at a time, instead of an omnibus edition.

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    25. Rumpole is just a great character in the legal profession I really regret I couldn t locate Pommmeroy Wine Bar on my last trip to London.As the stories are not too long it makes for a very convenient read.

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    26. I wasn t sure if this book rated three of four stars, but fond memories of the televised series starring the late Leo McKern swayed me toward the fourth star A little repetitive in places, but enjoyable nonetheless.

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    27. I ve always known Rumpole of the old bailey as a modern day crusader of pen and parchment, defender of the mostly defenseless, patron of Pomeroy s, literary enfant terrible of the bar, iconoclast and a salty, gritty comedic genius Mortimer has not disappointed, and he shall be missed.

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    28. D ception moins que je ne sois pas dans le mood de cet humour Je vais lire le 2e et apr s je d ciderai si j aime Rumpole ou non Lu en fran ais, mais le titre fran ais n est pas sur Facebook

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    29. Great collection of the best of Rumpole Savored slowly, like a good port

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