In other words

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Viking, Oct 30, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 112 pages
Collected and published for the first time, In Other Words is a book of verse, anecdotes and memories from Britain's best-loved raconteur, based on his long-running one-man charity show, Mortimer's Miscellany. These are the stories with John Mortimer, QC, has been entertaining the nation for years: of seedy criminals and the even seedier criminal justice system, of boyhood and his remarkable father, of passion and politics, and, most of all, of English eccentrics from Lord Byron to the present day. Along the way, we meet a motley crew of failed murderers, remorseful drunk-ards, unrepentant adulterers and cantankerous judges. and interspersed among these humorous vignettes is a wonderful selection of English (and some American) poetry which beautifully complements the stories. In Other Words is a splendid record of John Mortimer's show, for those many thousands who have seen it or heard of it. But more than that, it is the record of an extraordinary life lived in law and literature, and a story of England and Englishness - one which John Mortimer is uniquely qualified to tell.

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
12
Section 4
18
Section 5
32
Section 6
43
Section 7
47
Section 8
50
Section 13
72
Section 14
73
Section 15
75
Section 16
77
Section 17
79
Section 18
81
Section 19
83
Section 20
97

Section 9
56
Section 10
62
Section 11
69
Section 12
70
Section 21
106
Section 22
108
Section 23
117
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About the author (2008)

John 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. Sir John received a knighthood for his services to the arts in 1998.

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