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Rumpole's Last Case (1987)

by John Mortimer

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As always, a great read. More smiles and grins.
  amyem58 | Jul 15, 2014 |
Oh, Rumpole, I will never tire of your antics. Your efforts to avoid the tempers of She Who Must Be Obeyed, your willingness to antagonize the Mad Bull, even though you know better, your efforts to acquire enough briefs to keep in Pommeroy's plonk. This volume is full of the usual Rumpole antics. He defends some Timsons. He tries to avoid Dodo Mackintosh. Quite possibly my favorite of the stories involved a winter holiday in Spain and a rather unexpected conclusion. Rumpole mixes so many delightful and quintessentially British traditions: British justice, British eccentricity, British playfulness with language, and a very British sense that one's spouse is hopeless. I am not quite sure what I shall do when I run out of Rumpole books. ( )
  lahochstetler | May 20, 2014 |
More tales of the rumpled old barrister Horace Rumpole, written with deft, witty aplomb by Moritmer. The television adaptations of these stories with Leo McKern were utterly faithful to the tone and style of the written originals, and this volume finds Rumpole again at the top of his form, except when he comes up against the fearsome She Who Must Be Obeyed (for the uninitiated, that's his wife, Hilda). Includes the adventures of Rumpole and the Blind Tasting, Rumpole and the Old, Old Tale, Rumpole and the Official Secret, Rumpole and the Judge's Elbow, Rumpole and the Bright Seraphim, Rumpole and the Winter Break, and Rumpole's Last Case. ( )
1 vote Bill_Bibliomane | Aug 1, 2013 |
This is comfort reading complete with red wine. ( )
  veracite | Apr 7, 2013 |
Stories:
- Rumpole and the Blind Tasting
- Rumpole and the Old, Old Story
- Rumpole and the Official Secret
- Rumpole and the Judge's Elbow
- Rumpole and the Bright Seraphim
- Rumpole and the Winter Break
- Rumpole's Last Case
  monado | Apr 15, 2007 |
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Stories:
- Rumpole and the Blind Tasting
- Rumpole and the Old, Old Story
- Rumpole and the Official Secret
- Rumpole and the Judge's Elbow
- Rumpole and the Bright Seraphim
- Rumpole and the Winter Break
- Rumpole's Last Case
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Two stories about the life and trials of Horace Rumpole, barrister at law, who is famous for his expert knowledge and witty, irreverent observations on his learned profession.

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