Rumpole Rests His Case
Rumpole Rests His
The comic, courageous, and corpulent Horace Rumpole reenters the fray in these seven fresh and funny stories in which the "great defender of muddled and sinful humanity" triumphs over the forces of prejudice and mean-mindedness while he tiptoes precariously through the domestic territory of his wife, Hilda-She Who Must Be Obeyed! With his passion for poetry, and a nose equally sensitive to the whiff of wrongdoing and the bouquet of a Château Thames Embankment, the lovable and disheveled Rumpole "is at his rumpled best" (The New York Times).
- ASIN: 0142003476
The First Rumpole Omnibus
The First Rumpole
Who rose to enduring fame on Blood and Typewriters, told the pregnant Portia of the Chambers it would come out in the end, advised Guthrie Featherstone, Q.C., to adopt a more judicial attitude, returned in the tender gloaming of each evening-via Pommeroy's and a glass of Chateau Fleet Street- to She Who Must Be Obeyed? The answer is Horace Rumpole whose legal triumphs, plundering stories into the Oxford Book of English Verse and less-than-salubrious hat are celebrated here in this first omnibus edition.
- Brand: Penguin
- ASIN: 014006768X
Forever Rumpole: The Best of the Rumpole Stories
Forever Rumpole: The Best of the Rumpole
John Mortimer—novelist, playwright, memoirist, and the author of more than eighty Rumpole short stories—will never be forgotten. While still a practicing barrister, Mortimer took up the pen, and the rest is literary history. His stories featuring the cigar-chomping, cheap-wine-tippling Rumpole and his wife, Hilda (aka "She Who Must Be Obeyed"), have justly earned their place in the pantheon of mystery fiction legends, becoming the basis for the very successful television series Rumpole of the Bailey. Bringing fourteen of Rumpole's most entertaining adventures (seven of which were collected in The Best of Rumpole) together with a fragment of a new story, Forever Rumpole proves beyond a reasonable doubt that Rumpole is never less than delightful.
- Brand: Brand: Penguin Books
- ASIN: 0143122142
Rumpole Rests His Case by John Mortimer (4-Jul-2002) Paperback
[(Rumpole Rests His Case)] [Author: John Clifford Mortimer] published on (December, 2003)
Clinging to the Wreckage: A Part of Life
Clinging to the Wreckage: A Part of
"Clinging to the Wreckage" is the first and most celebrated volume of John Mortimer's memoirs. It recounts with great wit and style his peculier childhood in the Chilterns - the only son of a blind, poetry-spouting barrister and his devoted wife - followed by the author's own experiences in the law. A bestseller in its day, the book remains one of Mortimer's greatest achievements.
- Brand: Penguin Books Ltd
- ASIN: 0140063838
The Arthur Train Mystery MEGAPACK ®: 38 Classic Crimes
The Arthur Train Mystery MEGAPACK ®: 38 Classic
Arthur Cheney Train (1875-1945) was an American lawyer and legal thriller writer, particularly known for his novels of courtroom intrigue and the creation of the fictional lawyer Mr. Ephraim Tutt. This volume collects 38 novels, books, and short stories. A note for the culturally sensitive: these stories are not all "politically correct" and are a product of their time, with dialect and racial stereotyping. Please keep this in mind as you read. Included are:THE SHYSTERTHE KID AND THE CAMELCONTEMPT OF COURT BY ADVICE OF COUNSEL 'THAT SORT OF WOMAN'YOU’RE ANOTHER! BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT THE HUMAN ELEMENTMOCK HEN AND MOCK TURTLESAMUEL AND DELILAHTHE DOG ANDREWWILE VERSUS GUILETHE HEPPLEWHITE TRAMPLALLAPALOOSA LIMITEDMcALLISTER’S CHRISTMASTHE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURE OF THE BARON DE VILLETHE ESCAPE OF WILKINSTHE GOVERNOR-GENERAL'S TRUNKTHE GOLDEN TOUCHMcALLISTER'S DATA OF ETHICSMcALLISTER'S MARRIAGETHE JAILBIRDIN THE COURSE OF JUSTICETHE MAXIMILIAN DIAMONDEXTRADITIONMORTMAINTHE RESCUE OF THEOPHILUS NEWBEGINTHE VAGABONDTHE MAN HUNTNOT AT HOMEA STUDY IN SOCIOLOGYTHE LITTLE FELLERRANDOLPH, '64THE CONFESSIONS OF ARTEMAS QUIBBLETRUE STORIES OF CRIME FROM THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICECOURTS AND CRIMINALSTHE "GOLDFISH"THE MAN WHO ROCKED THE EARTHIf you enjoy this ebook, don't forget...
- ASIN: B017AKKSKE
Summer's Lease - the classic, international bestselling novel by John Mortimer 'Amusing, entertaining ... and a cracking good read' Sunday Express 'And summer's lease hath all too short a date' - Sonnet 18, William Shakespeare It's high summer when Molly Pargeter drags her amiably bickering family to a rented Tuscan villa for the holidays. Molly is sure that the house is the perfect setting for their three-week getaway, but soon she becomes fascinated by the lives of the absent owners - and things start to go horribly wrong ... 'With a cosy fluency of wit, Mortimer charms us into his urbane tangle of clues' Mail on Sunday Summer's Lease, which was made into popular BBC TV mini-series starring John Gielgud, is a delightful novel from Rumpole author John Mortimer: witty, compassionate, humane, perfectly plotted and wonderfully readable. It will be adored by readers of P.G Wodehouse and P.D. James. 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...
- Brand: Penguin Books Ltd
- ASIN: 0141034874
The Last Enemy
Set in the very near future, this riveting thriller explores how technology and terror could transform civilization into a dystopian society of constant surveillance. Reclusive, brilliant mathematician Stephen Ezard (Benedict Cumberbatch, Atonement) returns home to England to find himself caught up in an international conspiracy. He must decide who, if anyone, he can trust.
- Brand: Wgbh / Pbs
- ASIN: B001H9JBW6
- UPC: 841887040242