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Horace Rumpole - witty, eloquent, dishevelled and cynical - is one of fiction's best-loved barristers-at-law. In these twenty classic tales, Rumpole battles through the Old Bailey, whether defending various members of an incompetent South London crime family, taking on haute-cuisine chefs and showfolk or mocking the pomposity of his own profession, all the while being held in check by his wife, Hilda: the wonderful, fearsome She Who Must Be Obeyed. These collected stories, in "Penguin Modern Classics" for the first time, are a definitive introduction to one of the wisest and wittiest characters in British comic writing and a reminder of what justice should really be about. This title comes with a new introduction by Sam Leith, former literary editor of the "Daily Telegraph" and contributor to the "Evening Standard", "Guardian" and "Spectator".
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Who rose to enduring fame on Blood and Typewriters, told the pregnant Portia of the Chambers it would come out in the end, advised Guthrie Featherstone, Q.C. to adopt a more judicial attitude, returned in the tender gloaming of each evening - via Pommeroy's and a glass of Chateau Fleet Street - to she who must be obeyed? The answer is Horace Rumpole whose legal triumphs, plundering sorties into the 'Oxford Book of English Verse' and less-than-salubrious hat are celebrated here in this first omnibus edition which includes "Rumpole of the Bailey", "The Trials of Rumpole" and "Rumpole's Return".
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These are the very best of the Rumpole stories. Over thirty years John Mortimer wrote around eighty Rumpole stories, as well as four Rumpole novels, as the greatest of all fictional lawyers went from defending wife-murderers to defending hunt-saboteurs and alleged Islamic terrorists. "Forever Rumpole" contains seven early stories chosen by the author himself in 1993 as his favourites to that point together with a further seven from the later years, and a fragment of a Rumpole novel Sir John left on his death. It offers the best available selection of Rumpole stories.
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Justice isn't blind - it's just a little short sighted and weak around the knees...A Rumpole novel which takes on New Labour and the Timson family, and includes extracts from the memoirs of Hilda Rumpole, aka "She Who Must Be Obeyed"...Tiffany Timson's new husband Mahmoud Khan, is arrested on suspicion of terrorism. Rumpole is frustrated in his defence campaign by New Labour laws that render the British legal system a farce - defending a suspected terrorist proves a tricky task even for the great defender...He insists upon a fair trial, and his fight for justice brings him into confrontation not only with Hilda, but also with the leaders of New Labour.
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