Quite Honestly by John Mortimer

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From the creator of the Rumpole stories—a novel of middle-class do-gooding gone awry Fans of John Mortimer and his popular Rumpole mysteries will love Quite Honestly, a comedy filled with a delightful cast of characters and Mortimer’s unique and entertaining take on a life of crime. Life couldn’t be better for Lucinda Purefoy—college educated, with a steady boyfriend and a job offer in advertising. With all this good fortune, isn’t it appropriate for her to give something back to society? Armed with only good intentions, she joins Social Carers, Reformers and Praeceptors (SCRAP, for short), a misguided organization that recruits women to becomes guides, philosophers, and friends to ex-convicts coming out of prison. Once she meets her charge, Terry Keegan, the ensuing hilarity and mishaps produce a signature Mortimer tale, full of wit and surprise.


About John Mortimer

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JOHN MORTIMER (1923-2009) is the author of twelve collections of Rumpole stories, three acclaimed volumes of autobiography, several novels, film scripts, and plays. He was knighted in 1998.ANNA MALLALIEU is a barrister who worked with John Mortimer on many of his most important cases.
Published February 27, 2007 by Penguin Books. 224 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Fate throws together a cinematically mismatched pair; Cupid deftly aims his arrows; cute fun ensues.

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It's hard to be good, as the protagonist of John Mortimer's new novel discovers.

Mar 26 2006 | Read Full Review of Quite Honestly

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