Forever Rumpole: The Best of the Rumpole Stories
|Author:||Sir John Mortimer|
These are the very best of the Rumpole stories. Over thirty years John Mortimer wrote around eighty Rumpole stories, as well as four Rumpole novels, as the greatest of all fictional lawyers went from defending wife-murderers to defending hunt-saboteurs and alleged Islamic terrorists. "Forever Rumpole" contains seven early stories chosen by the author himself in 1993 as his favourites to that point together with a further seven from the later years, and a fragment of a Rumpole novel Sir John left on his death. It offers the best available selection of Rumpole stories.
"Delightful . . . [Rumpole's] distinctive voice - crusty, orotund, pointed - is key to what makes these tales such a pleasure to read. . . . This excellent sampling will encourage most readers to go on and read more of the many still available."--The Washington Times
John Mortimer was a barrister, playwright and novelist. He was knighted for his services to the arts in 1998. He died in January 2009. Ann Mallalieu was the first female President of the Cambridge Union. She has practised at the Criminal Bar since 1970 and appeared frequently with John Mortimer. A Labour life peer, she was elected Peer of the Year by parliamentarians in 2004.