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  • ISBN 0786102551
  • ISBN13 978-0786102556
  • Language English
  • Author Frederick Davidson,John Mortimer
  • Publisher Blackstone Audio, Inc.; Unabridged LIBRARY edition (August 1, 1997)
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  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Mystery
  • Size ePub 1353 kb
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These six short stories introduce all the lovable (or not so lovable) characters from the delightful Rumpole series. Horace Rumpole, the irreverent, iconoclastic, claret-swilling, poetry-spouting barrister at law, is among the most beloved characters of English crime literature. He is not a particularly gifted attorney, nor is he particularly fond of the law by courts if it comes to that, but he'd rather be swinging at a case than bowing to his wife Hilda, She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed. In this first title of the popular series featuring Rumpole, all of the major characters who occupy the Rumpole stories make their introductions: the sneaky, slightly effeminate Erskine-Brown, the bumbling Guthrie Featherstone and various and sundry other lawyers and clerks whose lives weave in and out of these stories. These six stories include: Rumpole and the Younger Generation, Rumpole and the Alternative Society, Rumpole and the Honourable Member, Rumpole and the Married Lady, Rumpole and the Learned Friends, and Rumpole and the Heavy Brigade.

Rumpole of the Bailey is a series of books created and written by the British writer and barrister John Mortimer based on the television series Rumpole of the Bailey.

Rumpole of the Bailey is a series of books created and written by the British writer and barrister John Mortimer based on the television series Rumpole of the Bailey. Mortimer adapted his television scripts into a series of short stories and novels starting in 1978. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978) (adaptations of the scripts of all six stories in TV Season One). Rumpole and the Younger Generation". Rumpole and the Alternative Society".

In this first title of the popular series featuring Rumpole, all of. .Mortimer has created one of the legendary fictional detectives'a barrister as much a detective as Sherlock Holmes or Hercule Poirot. 'Boston Sunday Globe.

In this first title of the popular series featuring Rumpole, all of the major characters who occupy the Rumpole stories make their introductions: the sneaky, slightly effeminate Erskine-Brown, the bumbling Guthrie Featherstone and various and sundry other lawyers and clerks whose lives weave in and out of these stories. These six stories include the Younger Generation, the Alternative Society, the Honourable Member, the Married Lady, the Learned Friends, and the Heavy Brigade.

Rumpole of the Bailey is a British television series created and written by the British writer and barrister John Mortimer. It starred Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole, an elderly London barrister who defended a broad variety of clients, often underdogs. The TV series led to the stories being presented in other media including books and radio. The "Bailey" of the title is a reference to the Central Criminal Court, the "Old Bailey".

Horace Rumpole is a barrister who typically tries his cases in London's Old Bailey

Horace Rumpole is a barrister who typically tries his cases in London's Old Bailey  . Horace Rumpole is a barrister who typically tries his cases in London's Old Bailey. The early short story collections in this series were adapted from screenplays of the television series.

Rumpole of the Bailey Paperback – February 28, 1980. by. John Mortimer (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. John Mortimer is a playwright, novelist, and former practicing barrister who has written many film scripts as well as stage, radio, and television plays, the Rumpole plays, for which he received the British Academy Writer of the Year Award, and the adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited. He is the author of twelve collections of Rumpole stories and three acclaimed volumes of autobiography.

Rumpole of the Bailey. Rumpole of the Bailey. Mortimer, John, 1923-2009. Rumpole, Horace (Fictitious character), Detective and mystery stories, English, Legal stories, English. Harmondsworth ; New York : Penguin Books. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio).

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John Mortimer - Rumpole 1 - Rumpole of The Bailey. Contents Rumpole and the Younger Generation Rumpole and the Alternative Society Rumpole and the Honourable Member Rumpole and the Married Lady Rumpole and the Learned Friends Rumpole and the Heavy Brigade.

This is the first of John Mortimer's books about the barrister Horace Rumpole, defender of the .

This is the first of John Mortimer's books about the barrister Horace Rumpole, defender of the downtrodden, an expert in bloodstains and typewriters, the successful advocate in the defence of the Penge Bungalow Murders (alone and without a leader), and regular quoter of the Oxford Book of English Verse (the Arthur Quiller-Couch version). Rumpole is to the world of criminal law what James Bond is to international espionage.

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Sennnel
Witty and incisive, Rumpole of the Bailey contains six short stories about a British barrister as he takes on cases, deals with colleagues and family, and travels through the ups and downs of his life. Like any lawyer, Rumpole has to wade his way through the varying personalities he has to defend, some of them downright strange. In one case, he is chosen as defense counsel because the family expects him to lose. In another, he defends a British MP accused of rape who wants to be convicted so he can get away from his overly ambitious wife. In a third tale,, he is charmed by an attractive hippie who may or may not have been involved in the sale of a considerable amount of what the police always initially refer to as "a leafy substance."

One of the most interesting aspects of Rumpole is his humanness. He admits to having been in love, at least emotionally if not physically, with women other than his wife, Hilda, known as She Who Must Be Obeyed, to whom he became wed as sort of a professional obligation.He drinks plenty of claret, and lectures his prospective daughter-in-law on the dangers of drinking water. He is saddened when the longtime Head Clerk of Chambers is found to be a petty embezzler, and tries to prevent his firing. While not a bleeding heart for his clients, and not at all blaming society as the impetus for any criminal activity, he is determined to do his best, and he does, once almost at the cost of his reputation and license.

I have not seen one solitary second of the television series that made Horace Rumpole a fixture for awhile on public television. I'm glad however, I took the route to Old Bailey.
Sarin
This is a collection of short stories dealing with Rumpole and his clients. Of course, Hilda or She Who Must Be Obeyed, is a constant presence. The biggest problem is the English vernacular opposed to American slang. I decided the watch several of the stories that were presented as a series on BBC. Many of the nuances that are missed in the book are depicted on the screen. The humor is not the slapstick humor of I Love Lucy, but more like the Kramdens of the Honeymooners. The British court system is different than the American court system and the flow of the story suffers from this difference. I like the underlying lesson of each story, such as a parent's responsibility for a child or the loyalty of one employee to another employee
Buge
another great Rumpole
tref
Excellent story as expected print rather small but worth the read
mym Ђудęm ęгσ НuK
Considering it to be the first of the series, I enjoyed it a lot
Opithris
I didn't enjoy it that much but parts are very humorous.
Bluecliff
The aging barrister Horace Rumpole was originally created as a television character, but his writer John Mortimer soon adapted those stories for the literary medium, resulting first in this collection of short stories that presents some of Rumpole's most notorious cases before the English courts. This fictional defense lawyer is a very funny fellow, not nearly as clever as he thinks he is, but still far cleverer than his colleagues or clients would like to admit. Mortimer is skilled at both presenting and piercing Rumpole's pomposity, all without ever turning the audience against him.
John Mortimer, a retired barrister (lawyer), offers to take us into the mysterious world of British law. He spoofs the silly, pompous and ego-inflated lawyers he knows while trying to save his defendant from the gallows.

He makes fun of `She Who Must Be Obeyed' and adores his son Nicholas. When in the presence of `She Who..,' Horace Rumpole feigns obedience while sharing with the reader what he REALLY thinks.

If you are looking for some short stories that have flash and/or somber drama, look elsewhere. However, readers who give Rumpole time to spin out his tale will be rewarded with wry wit and a fun look at the British legal system from the inside.

I would much rather read a single story vs. several short stories because there, by necessity, is little character development. However, in Mortimer's 21 Rumpole books, he keeps his cadre of cronies. Thus, over the course of a few short stories, we learn the `modus operandi' of the secondary characters - warts and all.

What I love about Rumpole is that he is so irreverent - he's willing to lampoon anyone, including himself. He likes to come across as a foolish oaf; however, watch him harpoon the opposition with clever tactics and a sharp mind. He brings the `Old Bailey' to life.