Rumpole on Trial by John Mortimer

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Six of these seven stories follow Rumpole as he pursues his legal cases — doggedly determined to secure justice at all costs. The last tale features the barrister himself as a defendant accused of unethical conduct.
 

About John Mortimer

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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.
 
Published October 12, 1992 by Penguin Putnam~trade. 256 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Mrs. Rumpole's purchase of a burglar alarm--that wily veteran Mortimer (Rumpole Ö la Carte, etc.) ties into the cases in variously ingenious ways.

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 Seven more cases for the inimitably waggish defender Rumpole.

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A collection of stories about the courtroom antics of disheveled barrister Horace Rumpole. (Dec.)

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A collection of stories about the courtroom antics of disheveled barrister Horace Rumpole. (Dec.)

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After a two-year break, the indomitable barrister Horace Rumpole returns in six sprightly new capers, including one told by his long-suffering wife Hilda, who proves to be every bit as canny as her crafty curmudgeon of a husband.

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In Rumpole's last outing, Rumpole Rests His Case (2002), Mortimer's beloved barrister suffered a near-fatal heart attack, but as shown in this delicious new story collection, Rumpole still has plenty of life left, despite the preparations some of his blithely insensitive colleagues in chambers m...

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These six tales of judiciary retribution find barrister Horace Rumpole in a pretentious nouvelle cuisine establishment and on a bleak modern university campus.

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A collection of stories about the courtroom antics of disheveled barrister Horace Rumpole.

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Public TV has made a huge audience familiar with Mortimer's rumpled and irritable English barrister, and this book of Rumpole yarns is very much the sort of mixture Mortimer has prospered with before.

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A collection of stories about the courtroom antics of disheveled barrister Horace Rumpole. (Dec.)

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Rumpole’s creator, John Mortimer, once described him as a “freelance freedom fighter”, but in his novelisation of the first episode of the Rumpole of the Bailey TV series, he allowed Rumpole to introduce himself as follows: I, Horace Rumpole, barrister at law, 68 next birthday, Old Bailey Hack,...

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