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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Paradise postponedUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Mortimer, known for his Rumpole series, here offers the life of Rector Simeon Simcos in the small English village of Rapstone Fanner. LJ's reviewer found Mortimer's writing "witty and the wordplay entertaining" but thought the plot a little "flimsy" (LJ 4/1/86). Read full review
Paradise postponed: [a novel]User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
The author of the Rumpole TV series focuses here on the life of Rector Simeon Simcox of Rapstone Fanner, an English village. The novel begins with Simcox on his deathbed, and the remainder is a series ... Read full review