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This review is from: Rumpole of the Bailey (Paperback)
Rumpole is one of those perennials that once you've read, you have to keep returning to. An almost Dickensian 'Englishness' and eccentricity informs these marvelous books: this is the first of the series, introducing Rumpole, his wife Hilda (She Who Must Be Obeyed), and the collection of oddities that comprise his chamber in Temple.
The TV series was marvellously accurate, but for me the stories just about beat them: warm, witty, funny and sometimes oddly moving, Mortimer's sheer humanity shines through these stories.