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Poned Titmuss Regained and The Sound of Trumpets has recently been republished in Penguin Classics together with Clinging to the Wreckage and his play A Voyage round My Father His most famous creation was the barrister Horace Rumpole who featured in four novels and around eighty short stories His books in Penguin include The Anti social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole; The Collected Stories of Rumpole; The First Rumpole Omnibus; Rumpole and the Angel of Death; Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders; Rumpole and the Primrose Path; Rumpole and the Reign of Terror; Rumpole and the Younger Generation;. It s Rumpole so there s an inevitable familiarity to the style The opening story has the characteristic pair of stories that turn on the same concept Rumpole and the Christmas Break has than an echo of Rumpole at Sea But the stories do read well and of course have the kind of positive messages suitable for Christmas consumption blackmail and theft expose humanity and there s even a country house murderApart from the first story which opens Rumpole Rests his Case none of them have appeared in book form before They all appeared in The Strand Magazine and other periodicals such as Woman s Weekly and newspapers

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Rumpole At Christmas

Rumpole at Christmas the hilarious festive stories of John Mortimer's greatest character'Without Rumpole the world would be a poorer place' Daily MailHorace Rumpole is not overfond of the rituals of Christmas turkey tinsel and the like But happily the festive season is not one respected by the criminal fraternity; meaning that celebrations in the Rumpole household are freuently disturbed in most welcome waysThere's the suspicious Father Christmas at Euity's Court's festive party The actor who goes missing from the panto on the night of a major crime As well as the body cluttering up the health. If you are looking for a bit of humour tales that have an outcome that involves great insight into human character and heavy doses of coincidence and a bit of humbug then this is a great book to consume against the backdrop of tinsel and fairy lightsThis collection brings together a series of seven yuletide themed stories that have not been collected together like this before Rumpole is the old but wise barrister who manages to win cases despite most of the legal establishment being against him She who must be obeyed his wife Hilda provides light relief and bosses the old boy around when he is not in the Old BaileyOver the course of the stories Rumpole manages to get his clients off on lighter charges solve a murder and spend one Christmas break with a judge he can t standThere is some repetition that perhaps could have been edited out given that by the seventh story you know all about how the Rumpole s spend Christmas and how Hilda gets lavender water each and every year But once you get past that repetitive scene setting theses stories which have a recent feel about them thanks to topical references to the internet etc do take hold of youIf you fancy buying a Christmas book at this time of year and are open to spending time with an aging and outwardly rude barrister who has a heart of gold and a flair for solving crimes and getting justice then this is a perfect choice

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Farm where the great barrister is gloomily restricted to a diet of yak's milk and steamed spinach to please She Who Must Be ObeyedThese seven wonderful Rumpole stories show the great man at his sharpest wittiest and best Readers of Sherlock Holmes PD James and PG Wodehouse will love this book'One of the great comic creations of modern times' Evening Standard'There is a truth in Rumpole that is told with brilliance and grace' Daily Telegraph'Rumpole remains and absolute delight' The Times Sir John Mortimer was a barrister playwright and novelist His fictional political trilogy of Paradise Post. I waited to Christmas Eve to read this collection for fairly obvious reasons and it hasn t disappointed While a few of the stories are on the flimsy side both in size and in plot they all exude what many of us really really want which is simply our beloved Rumpole a witty imp resigned to everything around him except every defendant s right to a decent defence This collection definitely delivers on that simple need I know that I am not alone in feeling that Leo McKern is the definitive Rumpole despite many fine and enjoyable performances of Rumpole on radio by other great actors and to me this collection gives me much Leo as RumpoleYes there are many continuity errors in the stories and one of most annoying is the change to Rumpole s nickname for Injustice Graves However these are really just annoyances and if you feel that they are so horrendous as to lead you to give this collection poor reviews then I wouldn t try reading any of the original Sherlock Holmes stories if I was you You are not going to like them Watson s ever moving injury and the Moriarty brothers name sharing antics are far annoying than puzzling over Rumpole s chambers move from 1 to 4 Euity Court


10 thoughts on “Rumpole At Christmas

  1. says:

    Listened to in audio formatI have the complete box set of Rumpole of The Bailey on DVD which I have watched again and again I associate Rumpole with the late actor Leo Mckern but Bill Wallis narration did not disappointRumpo

  2. says:

    Never having read seen or heard any Rumpole I had from somewhere acuired a vague intention to investigate further Possibly a vague sense of him representing the comfortable certainties of the second half of the 20th century

  3. says:

    If you are looking for a bit of humour tales that have an outcome that involves great insight into human character and heavy doses of coincidence and a bit of humbug then this is a great book to consume against the backdrop of tinsel and fairy lightsThis collection brings together a series of seven yuletide themed stories that have not been collected together like this before Rumpole is the old but wise barrister who man

  4. says:

    I waited to Christmas Eve to read this collection for fairly obvious reasons and it hasn’t disappointed While a few of the stories are on the flimsy side both in size and in plot they all exude what many of us r

  5. says:

    John Mortimer had a wonderful talent for writing short stories Rumpole owns his irrepressible zest and poise to word perfect timing and the ass

  6. says:

    When you crave some light but not brainless reading there is nothing better than Rumpole It's utterly predictable in the best possible way And if you watched all the TV versions once upon a time as I did you can even hear Leon McKern's grumbly voice speaking Rumpole's lines Perfect reading for a hibernating day just after Christmas

  7. says:

    Any Rumpole story is delightful even these that I have read and reread in other books Thank you John Mortimer for the smiles and many hours o

  8. says:

    It's Rumpole so there's an inevitable familiarity to the style The opening story has the characteristic pair of stories that turn on the same concept 'Rumpole and the Christmas Break' has than an echo of 'Rumpole at Sea' But the stories do read well and of course have the kind of positive messages suitable for Christmas consumption blackmail and theft expose humanity and there's even a country house murderAp

  9. says:

    I'm undertaking a Christmas reading challenge as you do Thankfully it's so hot this weekend that all I can do is hide in air conditioning and read These short stories are deeply consoling I enjoy reading about Rumpole and She Who Must be Obeyed rubbing up against each other like sandpaper The ritual exchange of lavendar w

  10. says:

    Rumpole's always good for some humor This is a book of humorous Christmas mystery short stories in which justice is always served Well written and logical yet funny I love Rumpole's sarcastic outlook on life