- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Penguin; New edition edition (4 July 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0141003723
- ISBN-13: 978-0141003726
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 646,582 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Rumpole Rests His Case Paperback – 4 Jul 2002
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About the Author
John Mortimer is a novelist, playwright and former practising barrister. Among his many publications are several volumes of Rumpole stories and a trilogy of political novels featuring Leslie Titmuss - a character as brilliant as Rumpole. His most recent book, THE SUMMER OF A DORMOUSE, was a bestseller in both hardcover and paperback. John Mortimer received a knighthood for his services to the arts in 1998.
Top Customer Reviews
I recall reading the last story in this book when it was first published and wondering whether the last story - Rumpole Rests His Case was actually going to be his last ever appearance. I thought his final speech to the 'jury' in that story was brilliant considering he had so little hard evidence to go on.
Once again Rumpole displays his knowledge of human nature, his thirst for justice and his disinclination ever to plead guilty whatever the circumstances and never ever to prosecute. This is an entertaining collection of stories exposing the follies and foible of the great and the good and yet still making some serious points about the stupidity of the law at times. I have re-read the book many times and it loses none of its appeal.
John Mortimer personalises Rumpole very well and his analysis on situations as they are unfolding is comedic. Though Rumpole is an old bailey hack, it is his personal relationships which are most interesting and humorous. I found this to be a fun train read.
The settings and charactars portraid are brought to mind in sduch a manner that one is encrossed to live the personnal and situation.
From the social life of all parties. to the realistic situation brought to live on dubious charactors as well as the funny side of the judiciary involved.
Well written and can br brought to life at any time in ones own situation. A must to keep and continue to enjoy for the future days.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Mildly amusing tales but rather lacking the wit, plot and character of earlier volumes and the outcomes are mostly fairly predictable.Published 5 months ago by D. J. Favager
Very easy but interesting tales. Will buy more of Rumpole series.Published 19 months ago by G. Strack