By John Mortimer
Of the past due Sir John Mortimer's many liked characters, it truly is generally agreed that Horace Rumpole was once his maximum fictional construction. right here, amassed in e-book shape for the 1st time, are 5 pleasant stories that seize the beleagured barrister at his grumpy, but warm-hearted best.
Rumpole isn't relatively keen on Christmas Day-he reveals it has a terrible behavior of dragging on as She Who has to be Obeyed leads him throughout the ordinary rituals. yet at the least the felony fraternity hardly takes a vacation. no matter if it's a suspicious Father Christmas, or an unseasonably nasty homicide trial, there's continuously anything splendidly illegal to enliven Rumpole's uninteresting vacation plans.
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A Rumpole Christmas by John Mortimer