Quite Honestly

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Center Point Pub., 2006 - Fiction - 255 pages
New York Times bestselling author

"Great fun from page 1 – honestly." - Booklist

Life couldn't be better for Lucinda Purefoy. She has a steady boyfriend, a university degree in social work, and the offer of a high-powered job in advertising. But Lucinda thinks she should do something nobler, which is how she hooks up with the Social Carers, Reformers and Praeceptors (SCRAP for short), an organization that recruits women to become mentors to ex-convicts. Soon, Lucy finds herself standing at the gate of Wormwood Scrubs waiting to greet Terry Keenan, a career burglar. What happens next confounds all expectations and produces a signature Mortimer tale full of wit and surprise in a clever novel about how some people go wrong trying to do right. Quite Honestly is John Mortimer doing what he does best – writing provocative, brilliant, hilarious fiction about crime and punishment.

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Fate throws together a cinematically mismatched pair; Cupid deftly aims his arrows; cute fun ensues. Taking a breather from legal thrillers (Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders, 2004, etc ... Read full review

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Amusing light comedy. Most of the British idioms can be understood in context. Young naive woman works as preceptor for newly-released con. Read full review


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John Mortimer is the author of many books including twelve volumes of Rumpole stories, as well as the bestselling "Summer's Lease" & "Paradise Postponed". He lives with his wife & youngest daughter in the house in Buckinghamshire that his father built.

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