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Collected Stories of Rumpole The, Mortimer John
Collected Stories of Rumpole The
Mortimer John

Paperback $35.00 - Penguin UK
Fiction - Published: 26/Jun/2013 - ISBN: 9780141198293

Horace Rumpole - witty, eloquent, dishevelled and cynical - is one of fiction's best-loved barristers-at-law. In these twenty classic tales, Rumpole battles through the Old Bailey, whether defending various members of an incompetent South London crime family, taking on haute-cuisine chefs and showfolk or mocking the pomposity of his own profession, all the while being held in check by his wife, Hilda: the wonderful, fearsome She Who Must Be Obeyed.

These collected stories, in Penguin Modern Classics for the first time, are a definitive introduction to one of the wisest and wittiest characters in British comic writing and a reminder of what justice should really be about.

With an Introduction by Sam Leith

'I thank heaven for small mercies. The first of these is Rumpole.' Clive James

'A fruity, foxy masterpiece, defender of our wilting faith in mankind.' Sunday Times

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