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Dated but Delightful,
This review is from: Rumpole of the Bailey (Paperback)
Rumpole is a recalcitrant barrister, eccentric, old fashioned and brilliant. He loves being the oldest enfant terrible in his chambers, wearing disgraceful hats and nurturing the criminals he defends in The Old Bailey.
Mortimer writes Rumpole in the first person, as a series of story based reminiscences of his cases. The wonderful thing about Rumpole is that however opinionated he is, he is happy to admit his foibles and is as anarchic in his own way as his pet criminals. He has a wonderful take on life and although these stories are dated in the extreme they have a terrific charm which makes them well worth a read.