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John Mortimer (1923–2009)

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The First Rumpole Omnibus (1983) 908 kappaletta
Rumpole of the Bailey (1978) 745 kappaletta
Paradise Postponed (1985) 685 kappaletta
Summer's Lease (1988) 567 kappaletta
The Second Rumpole Omnibus (1987) 537 kappaletta
Rumpole Rests His Case (2001) 534 kappaletta
Rumpole and the Primrose Path (2002) 520 kappaletta
Rumpole and the Reign of Terror (2006) 503 kappaletta
Rumpole à la Carte (1990) 472 kappaletta
Rumpole on Trial (1992) 470 kappaletta
Trials of Rumpole (1979) 441 kappaletta
Rumpole Misbehaves (2007) 430 kappaletta
Rumpole for the Defence (1982) 419 kappaletta
Rumpole and the Golden Thread (1983) 413 kappaletta
Clinging to the Wreckage (1982) 401 kappaletta
Titmuss Regained (1990) 372 kappaletta
Rumpole's Return (1980) 358 kappaletta
Rumpole and the Angel of Death (1996) 351 kappaletta
Rumpole and the Age of Miracles (1988) 328 kappaletta
Rumpole's Last Case (1987) 314 kappaletta
Rumpole at Christmas (2009) 278 kappaletta
The Third Rumpole Omnibus (1997) 273 kappaletta
Quite Honestly (2005) 241 kappaletta
Dunster (1992) 216 kappaletta
Rumpole (1994) 205 kappaletta
The Summer of a Dormouse (2000) 199 kappaletta
Felix in the Underworld (1997) 194 kappaletta
The Sound of Trumpets (1600) 191 kappaletta
Where There's a Will (2003) 146 kappaletta
Charade (1986) 137 kappaletta
The Oxford Book of Villains (1992) — Toimittaja — 136 kappaletta
In Character (1983) 121 kappaletta
The Narrowing Stream (1988) 114 kappaletta
Tea with Mussolini [1999 film] (1999) — Screenwriter — 106 kappaletta
Like Men Betrayed (1953) 80 kappaletta
Character Parts (1600) 76 kappaletta
The Scales of Justice (2005) 67 kappaletta
Rumpole of the Bailey, The Complete Series [videorecording] (2004) — Creator; Writer — 55 kappaletta
The Rapstone Chronicles (1991) 47 kappaletta
Under the Hammer (1994) 45 kappaletta
Merry Murder (1994) 40 kappaletta
Will Shakespeare (1977) 38 kappaletta
In Love and War [2001 TV movie] (2001) — Screenwriter — 32 kappaletta
A Voyage Round My Father: A Play (1971) 31 kappaletta
Murder Most Merry (2002) 30 kappaletta
Great Law and Order Stories (1990) — Toimittaja — 28 kappaletta
Collected Stories of Rumpole (2012) 19 kappaletta
In Other Words (2008) 19 kappaletta
Rumpole of the Bailey (1980) 17 kappaletta
Rumpole of the Bailey: Set 3 (Seasons 5-7) (2005) — Tekijä; Writer — 13 kappaletta
The Dock Brief (1958) 9 kappaletta
Summer's Lease [video] (2005) 8 kappaletta
Edwin and Other Plays (1984) 7 kappaletta
Lunch hour : and other plays (1960) 7 kappaletta
The Judge (1967) 6 kappaletta
Collaborators (1973) 6 kappaletta
Rumpole at the Bar (1989) 5 kappaletta
Rumpole of Bailey: The Complete First Season (1991) — Writer — 5 kappaletta
Lunch Hour: A Play in One Act (1960) 5 kappaletta
Come As You Are!: Four Plays (1971) 4 kappaletta
What Shall We Tell Caroline? (1958) 4 kappaletta
With Love and Lizards (1957) 4 kappaletta
Naked Justice (2002) 3 kappaletta
Two stars for comfort (1962) 3 kappaletta
Knightsbridge: A Play (1973) 3 kappaletta
Hock and soda water (2001) 2 kappaletta
Rumpole : affaires classées (1990) 2 kappaletta
One to Another (Acting Edition) (1960) 2 kappaletta
John Mortimer Plays (1989) 2 kappaletta
Marble Arch 1 kappale
RUMPOLE Folio Society (1994) 1 kappale
Rumming Park (1948) 1 kappale
The fear of heaven : a play (1978) 1 kappale
Three Winters (1956) 1 kappale
Rumpole, affaires à suivre (1991) 1 kappale
BBC Radio Presents: Rumpole (1995) 1 kappale
Rumpole's Return [TV Series Episode] — Writer — 1 kappale
Answer Yes or No (1950) 1 kappale

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Murder in Midwinter (2020) — Avustaja — 35 kappaletta
Murder under the Mistletoe and Other Stories (1992) — Avustaja — 33 kappaletta
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Die Fledermaus [libretto] (1964) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset29 kappaletta
Crème de la Crime (2000) — Avustaja — 24 kappaletta
Rumpole of the Bailey: Seasons One and Two (2004) — Writer — 21 kappaletta
Contemporary one-act plays (1976) — Avustaja — 17 kappaletta
Trial and Error [1962 film] — Play — 16 kappaletta
A Feast of Stories (1996) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
Murder on Trial (1994) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta
The World of Law, Volume I : The Law in Literature (1960) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
Rumpole of the Bailey: Seasons 3 & 4 (1991) — Writer — 11 kappaletta
Don Quixote [2000 TV movie] (2000) — Screenwriter — 10 kappaletta
Will Shakespeare [1978 TV mini-series] (2003) — Screenwriter — 9 kappaletta
Laurie Lee: A Many-coated Man (1998) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
The Ebony Tower [1984 TV film] — adaptor — 5 kappaletta
Rumpole of the Bailey: The Complete Third Season (1991) — Writer — 3 kappaletta
A Christmas Anthology (2011) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Rumpole and the Man of God [TV Series Episode] (2009) — Writer — 2 kappaletta
Rumpole of the Bailey, Volume 2 [TV Series] (1997) — Writer — 2 kappaletta
Rumpole at Sea [TV Series Episode] — Writer — 2 kappaletta
Paradise Postponed: The Complete Series — Screenwriter — 2 kappaletta
Edwin [1984 TV movie] (2003) — Screenwriter — 1 kappale
Rumpole and Portia [TV Series Episode] — Writer — 1 kappale
Rumpole for the Prosecution [TV Series Episode] (1991) — Writer — 1 kappale
Rumpole of the Bailey Vol 6 [VHS] (1998) — Writer — 1 kappale

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This is my sixth Rumpole book and I would have to say the least satisfying to date, notwithstanding the intriguing addition of a bit of Hilda point of view. The resolution felt contrived and the book's raison d'etre seemed nothing more than the author's wanting to gripe about war on terrorism hysteria.
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clong | 17 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 13, 2024 |
John Mortimer's father gave him the same advice I once gave my granddaughter. If you want to become a writer, first seek another career. This will pay the bills while you struggle as a writer, and it will also give you something to write about. It will put you in daily contact with real people in real-life situations.

Mortimer took his father's advice and became a successful barrister, as well as a successful author, most notably of the Horace Rumpole stories. He tells all about it in “Where There's a Will,” his 2003 book of essays that can also pass as a memoir.

Much of this book is about his experiences practicing law and the amazing people and situations he encountered in this profession. There is much here, too, about the writing profession. Yet most of these essays are simply about the art of living. They have titles like "Getting Drunk," "Listening," "Lying," "Living with Children," "Male Clothing," "Giving Money to Beggars," "Eating Out," and "Looking after Your Health." They are all short and, in most cases, amusing. And sometimes full of practical advice.

He suggests, for example, to avoid eating at restaurants with menus full of page after page of entrees. Those restaurants with few options, he says, probably know how to prepare those meals very well.

He says he learned to listen to others because that is part of a lawyer's job, and he highly recommends the practice. Most people have fascinating stories to tell, if only we can stop talking long enough to listen to them.

Mortimer says many things worth quoting:

"One of the miracles of life is that few people pass through it without finding someone to love them."

"Murder has this in common with Christmas, most of it goes on in the family circle."

"The trouble with double-beds is that people tend to go to sleep in them."

Mortimer's Rumpole stories make wonderful reading, and this is no less true of this short book of short essays.
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hardlyhardy | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 26, 2024 |
Rumpole is a comfort read for me so I was delighted when this book I had forgotten about resurfaced in the festive season of 2023. I'm sure I couldn't live with Rumpole but, on the other hand, I'd find it hard to put up with "She Who Must Be Obeyed" so I guess they are perfect for one another.

Rumpole is defending another of the Timson clan when he notices a winsome young woman gazing at him from the visitors' gallery. Tiffany Timson has never needed Rumpole's assistance before unlike most of her relatives but she has come to ask him to take on the case of her husband, Dr. Mahmood Khan. He was taken away one morning from their home by plain clothes police who mentioned as they were leaving that he was being arrested under the Terrorism Act. Dr. Khan had been born in Pakistan but came to England many years ago. He swears he has had no contact with terrorists and, in fact, loves England and the Queen passionately. England has abrogated a number of cornerstones of the common law system in recent years and Rumpole finds that people charged under the Terrorism Act don't have any right to know what they are accused of. It's rather difficult to mount a defence when the evidence of the supposed crime is withheld. Rumpole has an ace up his sleeve though provided to him by an old client and he uses it to good effect. Despite the fact that the other members of his chambers and his wife are convinced his client is guilty (why else would the police have arrested him?), Rumpole manages to get to the bottom of the matter and gets his client released and absolved of all guilt.

She Who Must Be Obeyed (aka Hilda Rumpole) is now writing her memoirs unbeknownst to Rumpole. She is also being courted by a judge and is seriously wondering if she might do better with him than with Rumpole. Rumpole is oblivious to this romance but, fortunately, Hilda comes to her senses. Now, Rumpole just has to worry about what she might put in those memoirs.
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Herbert Wise Director
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Julian Amyes Director
John Gorrie Director
Arthur Conan Doyle Contributor
Brian Farnham Director
Georges Simenon Contributor
Derek Bennett Director
Mike Vardy Director
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Peter Hammond Director
Eric Newby Author
Richard Stoneman Adaptor, Dramatist
Paul Cox Illustrator
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Raymond Chandler Contributor
Patricia Highsmith Contributor
Wilkie Collins Contributor
Timothy West Narrator, Reader
James M. Cain Contributor
Angela Carter Contributor
John Milton Contributor
Ian Fleming Contributor
Bram Stoker Contributor
Cicero Contributor
Geoffrey Chaucer Contributor
Anthony Trollope Contributor
Jorge Luis Borges Contributor
Dick Francis Contributor
Fyodor Dostoevsky Contributor
Graham Greene Contributor
Joseph Conrad Contributor
Thomas Hardy Contributor
P. G. Wodehouse Contributor
Homer Contributor
Mark Twain Contributor
Eric Ambler Contributor
Molière Contributor
Damon Runyon Contributor
E. W. Hornung Contributor
Benedict Cumberbatch Narrator, Reader
Cher Actor
Alessio Vlad Composer
Jasmine Hyde Reader, Narrator
Irene Shubik Producer
Ann Cleeves Contributor
H. R. F. Keating Contributor
Edgar Allan Poe Contributor
P. D. James Contributor
Cathy Sara Narrator, Reader
Ruth Rendell Contributor
Arnold Bennett Contributor
Baroness Orczy Contributor
G.K. Chesterton Contributor
Sam Leith Foreword
Marilyn Imrie Director
Maurice Denham Narrator, Actor
Bill Wallis Narrator
Patrick Tull Narrator, Narrator
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