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The Trials of Rumpole by John Mortimer

The Trials of Rumpole (original 1979; edition 1981)

by John Mortimer

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Title:The Trials of Rumpole
Authors:John Mortimer
Info:Penguin (Non-Classics) (1981), Paperback, 208 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Fiction, mystery/crime, Courtroom

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The Trials of Rumpole by John Mortimer (1979)



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Already included in the Rumpole omnibus. From y mother's collection. ( )
  antiquary | Aug 23, 2015 |
Though it is the second in the series, this was my first Rumpole. I was charmed, and I fully enjoyed it. Rumpole is an aging, cantankerous barrister. He specializes in defense in seemingly hopeless cases. His domineering wife, Hilda, is "she who must be obeyed." Amidst a cast of thoroughly quirky, thoroughly English characters, Rumpole proceeds in his goal of protecting the notion of innocent until proven guilty, and upholding the importance of the jury. Rumpole's (a.k.a. Mortimer's) use of language is fabulous, calling the court the "palais de justice," describing himself in the third person at just the right time. This volume sees Rumpole sorting out a group of actors, defending a schoolteacher accused of leading on a student, and fighting his family as they try and get him to retire. ( )
1 vote lahochstetler | May 10, 2012 |
very good rumpole stories. listened to on tape ( )
  mahallett | Jun 30, 2008 |
Rumpole is indelibly associated with the late lamented Leo McKern's wonderful portrayal of the character in the long running TV series. This a rare case where the TV image and echo of McKern's voice enhance the experience of reading these droll and entertaining stories. ( )
  miketroll | Feb 22, 2007 |
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