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Rumpole at Christmas - the hilarious festive stories of John Mortimers greatest characterWithout 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 frequently disturbed in most-welcome ways.Theres the suspicious Father Christmas at Equitys Courts 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 farm (where the great barrister is gloomily restricted to a diet of yaks milk and steamed spinach to please She Who Must Be Obeyed).These seven wonderful Rumpole stories show the great man at his sharpest- wittiest and best. Readers of Sherlock Holmes- P.D. James and P.G. Wodehouse will love this book.One of the great comic creations of modern times Evening StandardThere is a truth in Rumpole that is told with brilliance and grace Daily TelegraphRumpole remains and absolute delight The Times Sir John Mortimer was a barrister- playwright and novelist. His fictional political trilogy of Paradise Postponed- 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 Rumpol...
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