Rumpole of the Bailey

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Penguin Books, 1978 - Detective and mystery stories - 208 pages
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Brilliant, hilarious prose and wonderful stories. - Goodreads
The writing is light and fun. - Goodreads
Great characters, timeless stories, brilliant writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - delphimo - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

Review: Rumpole of the Bailey (Rumpole of the Bailey #1)

User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

The first one--great fun, though the author did not know the TV show would run for six more seasons and a movie, so the stories stretch over many decades. Read full review


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About the author (1978)

John Mortimer is a playwright, novelist, and former practicing barrister who has written many film scripts as well as stage, radio, and television plays, the Rumpole plays, for which he received the British Academy Writer of the Year Award, and the adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited. He is the author of twelve collections of Rumpole stories and three acclaimed volumes of autobiography.

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