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A Voyage Round John Mortimer (edition 2008)

by Valerie Grove

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"Novelist, playwright and barrister John Mortimer has led an extraordinarily rich life, privately and professionally, much of it in the public eye. His own writings, from the play "A Voyage Round My Father" to the memoirs "Clinging to the Wreckage" and "Murderers and Other Friends", have given his many fans plenty of insights. But now for the first time a biographer has had full access to Mortimer, his circle of friends and colleagues, and their diaries and letters. The result is a riveting account of the life of one of the great figures of our time. "A Voyage Round John Mortimer" is revealing of many aspects of Mortimer's legal and literary career, from his first novels and his devotion to his blind barrister father through to his triumph in the Oz trial, his stance of freedom of speech, and his creation, in Horace Rumpole, of the most popular barrister ever to emerge from the Old Bailey."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)
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Title:A Voyage Round John Mortimer
Authors:Valerie Grove
Info:Penguin (2008), Paperback, 560 pages
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A Voyage Round John Mortimer: A Biography of the Creator of Rumpole of the Bailey by Valerie Grove

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