By John Mortimer
Of the past due Sir John Mortimer's many cherished characters, it truly is largely agreed that Horace Rumpole was once his maximum fictional construction. right here, accumulated 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 really keen on Christmas Day-he reveals it has a terrible behavior of dragging on as She Who has to be Obeyed leads him in the course of the traditional rituals. yet not less than the legal fraternity hardly ever takes a vacation. even if it's a suspicious Father Christmas, or an unseasonably nasty homicide trial, there's continually anything splendidly illegal to enliven Rumpole's uninteresting vacation plans.
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