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  • Title: Rumpole at Christmas
  • Author: John Mortimer
  • ISBN: 9780141039770
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Paperback

  • Rumpole at Christmas the hilarious festive stories of John Mortimer s greatest character Without Rumpole, the world would be a poorer place Daily MailHorace Rumpole is not overfond of the rituals of Christmas turkey, tinsel and the like But happily the festive season is not one respected by the criminal fraternity meaning that celebrations in the Rumpole household arRumpole at Christmas the hilarious festive stories of John Mortimer s greatest character Without Rumpole, the world would be a poorer place Daily MailHorace Rumpole is not overfond of the rituals of Christmas turkey, tinsel and the like But happily the festive season is not one respected by the criminal fraternity meaning that celebrations in the Rumpole household are frequently disturbed in most welcome ways.There s the suspicious Father Christmas at Equity s Court s festive party The actor who goes missing from the panto on the night of a major crime As well as the body cluttering up the health farm where the great barrister is gloomily restricted to a diet of yak s milk and steamed spinach to please She Who Must Be Obeyed.These seven wonderful Rumpole stories show the great man at his sharpest, wittiest and best Readers of Sherlock Holmes, P.D James and P.G Wodehouse will love this book One of the great comic creations of modern times Evening Standard There is a truth in Rumpole that is told with brilliance and grace Daily Telegraph Rumpole remains and absolute delight The Times Sir John Mortimer was a barrister, playwright and novelist His fictional political trilogy of Paradise Postponed, Titmuss Regained and The Sound of Trumpets has recently been republished in Penguin Classics, together with Clinging to the Wreckage and his play A Voyage round My Father His most famous creation was the barrister Horace Rumpole, who featured in four novels and around eighty short stories His books in Penguin include The Anti social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole The Collected Stories of Rumpole The First Rumpole Omnibus Rumpole and the Angel of Death Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders Rumpole and the Primrose Path Rumpole and the Reign of Terror Rumpole and the Younger Generation Rumpole at Christmas Rumpole Rests His Case The Second Rumpole Omnibus Forever Rumpole In Other Words Quite Honestly and Summer s Lease.
    John Mortimer
    John Clifford 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 a character as brilliant as Rumpole John Mortimer received a knighthood for his services to the arts in 1998.Series Rumpole of the BaileyRapstone Chronicles


    Listened to in audio format.I have the complete box set of Rumpole of The Bailey on DVD which I have watched again and again. I associate Rumpole with the late actor Leo Mckern, but Bill Wallis narration did not disappoint.Rumpole at Christmas comprises of two long stories and 3 bite sized stories. If you are expecting a hard hitting legal thriller you will be disappointed in this book. Rumpole is a British defence barrister whose chambers are at Equity Court in the shadows of the Old Bailey. Ru [...]

    If you are looking for a bit of humour, tales that have an outcome that involves great insight into human character and heavy doses of coincidence and a bit of humbug then this is a great book to consume against the backdrop of tinsel and fairy lights.This collection brings together a series of seven yuletide themed stories that have not been collected together like this before. Rumpole is the old but wise barrister who manages to win cases despite most of the legal establishment being against h [...]

    Earlier in 2012 I read Clinging to the Wreckage: A Part of Life, one of John Mortimer's memoirs, and this reminded me of Rumpole Of The Bailey. I used to watch the television adaptation in the late 1970s and early 1980s when I was a teenager. Although I can't remember much about the programme I know I always used to enjoy it. I also thoroughly enjoyed Clinging to the Wreckage: A Part of Life and that inspired me to try a Rumpole book. When I saw "Rumpole at Christmas" in my local library it felt [...]

    Peter Dunn
    I waited to Christmas Eve to read this collection for fairly obvious reasons, and it hasn’t disappointed. While a few of the stories are on the flimsy side, both in size and in plot, they all exude what many of us really, really want which is simply our beloved Rumpole, a witty imp, resigned to everything around him except every defendant’s right to a decent defence. This collection definitely delivers on that simple need. I know that I am not alone in feeling that Leo McKern is the definiti [...]

    John Mortimer had a wonderful talent for writing short stories. Rumpole owns his irrepressible zest and poise to word-perfect timing and the assurance of knowing that it’s best not to take life too seriously.In this volume, my favourite story is “Rumpole and the Health Farm Murder.” It says something to the credit of Mortimer that he was able to inflict an out-and-out predictable plot on his reader; yet get away with that because he executed the humour with aplomb, even delivering a copiou [...]

    Rumpole is generally uplifting at any time of year: but festive stories, with John Mortimer's cynical view of life filtering through, are even more jolly. Beset at all sides by judges batting for the prosecution, other members of chambers trying to tidy up his act, the even less than ordinary claret served by his favourite wine bar, and his beloved wife She Who Must Be Obeyed, Horace Rumpole manages to come out, if not ahead, then at least even, and retaining a sense of wit and optimism his posi [...]

    Hugh Coverly
    John Mortimer was an able successor to PG Wodehouse in the art of distinctively English social humour. Where Wodehouse took on the foibles and follies of the upper classes, Mortimer takes on the English court system with its own class divisions comprising of solicitors, barristers, QCs, and judges. They are all on display here in these seven seasonal stories that include murder, blackmail, among other everyday ordinary crimes. Whereas crime never takes a holiday, so Rumpole never leaves off purs [...]

    When you crave some light but not brainless reading, there is nothing better than Rumpole. It's utterly predictable in the best possible way. And if you watched all the TV versions once upon a time, as I did, you can even hear Leon McKern's grumbly voice speaking Rumpole's lines Perfect reading for a hibernating day just after Christmas.

    Any Rumpole story is delightful, even these that I have read and reread in other books. Thank you, John Mortimer, for the smiles and many hours of entertainment and another glass of Chateau Thames Embankment, please.

    Alton Motobu
    Seven short stories featuring British barrister Horace Rumpole set during Christmas. Nothing special or clever; emphasis on Rumpole's cantankerous nature, but he solves all of the cases and wins the trials.

    Clare Coffey
    A great cracking read for the New Year! Great character in Rumpole and the tv adaptations are pure gold. John Mortimer was an excellent writer and I do miss his Rumpole's book.I would definitely recommend this book to any aspiring writer as well as friends and colleagues.

    I love John Mortimer's sly political commentary! This is a number of short stories all set at Christmas time. I loved the last one about Rumpole and Hilda at a health farm at Christmas because "She Who Must Be Obeyed" thinks Rumpole is too fat.

    I like the Rumpole stories. I like Bill Wallis as an audio narrator. Bill Wallis narrating Rumpole not so much.

    A lot of fun! My first Rumpole book, wonderful character along with " She who must be obeyed"!

    Not really my cup of tea.

    Elizabeth Gates
    Good evening's read

    Excellent. Humour and mystery. Lovely characters and stories.

    Short stories set in the Christmas season with my favorite English barrister, Horace Rumpole. A pure delight.

    Love Rumpole. Can't get enough.

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