Ultraliberal clergyman Simeon Simcox, rector of the village of Rapstone Fanner, leaves his entire fortune to Leslie Titmuss, a social-climbing conservative politician. As Mortimer recounts the gossip and dastardly goings-on in Rapstone Fanner, he creates a wickedly funny, totally absorbing portrait of British life from the austerity of World War II to the dubious prosperity of the eighties. This delightful social comedy was adapted by Mortimer into an eleven-part series for Masterpiece Theatre.
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Review: Paradise Postponed (Rapstone Chronicles #1)User Review - Lendoxia - Goodreads
Nothing special, quick beach read when you don't want to think about anything. Writing is fluent and the story-line keeps you interested but nothing special about this book. Read full review
Review: Paradise Postponed (Rapstone Chronicles #1)User Review - Lisa - Goodreads
Most people know John Mortimer as the author of the celebrated Rumpole Mysteries. As wonderful as those are, Mortimer was a wonderful writer of fiction as well. Being a Barrister as well as a writer ... Read full review