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A Rumpole Christmas ➳ [Read] ➮ A Rumpole Christmas By John Mortimer ➾ – Freeboooks.com The First Ever Collection Of Rumpole Christmas Stories, Just In Time For The Holidays A Rumpole Christmas Is A Collection Of Five Holiday Stories Never Before Published In Book Form Depicting The Old Bailey Hack At His Lovable Best In Rumpole And Father Christmas The English Barrister Encounters A Familiar Looking Santa Who He Thinks Is A Thief In Rumpole S Slimmed Down Christmas He Goes To A New Age Spa When She Who Must Be Obeyed Insists That He Lose A Few Pounds In Rumpole And The Christmas Break He Protects Hilda As A Shady Judge Flirts With Her While On A Holiday That Turns Out To Be Anything But Relaxing.Witty And Compulsively Readable, This Irresistible New Collection Will Provide Solace To The Legions Of Fans Lamenting John Mortimer S Death Early This Year.


10 thoughts on “A Rumpole Christmas

  1. says:

    Horace Rumpole, that Old Bailey hack, is at it again, preserving the innocent and undermining the pompous with his razor wit A Rumpole Christmas comprises some heart warming tales, but it s also somewhat sad to read these stories knowing they were published posthumously within the same year of John Mortimer s death He was a busy writer in his later years, churning out an impressive Rumpole cannon Often the stories are very short, relative to Mortimer s average In fact, a couple of them are m Horace Rumpole, that Old Bailey hack, is at it again, preserving the innocent and undermining the pompous with his razor wit A Rumpole Christmas comprises some heart warming tales, but it s also somewhat sad to read these stories knowing they were published posthumously within the same year of John Mortimer s death He was a busy writer in his later years, churning out an impressive Rumpole cannon Often the stories are very short, relative to Mortimer s average In fact, a couple of them are mere ideas, nothingthan a scene that evokes a feeling, mostly of goodwill and Christmas cheer in the Rumpole fashion Daft buggers like Uncle Tom and the cretant Claude Erskine Brown show up to entertain the reader and or annoy Rumpole Pommeroy s wine bar and She Who Must Be Obeyed appear or at least get mentioned in every story, as per usual Rumpole beats the odds, often having to do battle with an unnaturally difficult judge, and if not always victorious gets to the bottom of the case The Rumple ...


  2. says:

    In the spirit of true confession I have never read anything by John Mortimer before I ve had him recommended by a number of people, I ve heard of Rumpole of the Bailey, but never really thought that much about it Then I recently realized that Emily Mortimer is his daughter, and I don t know why that intrigued me, but it did Also, one of the best stories in Betsy Burton s THE KING S ENGLISH is about Sir John Mortimer and the time he came to the King s English for a signing Spoiler he was d In the spirit of true confession I have never read anything by John Mortimer before I ve had him recommended by a number of people, I ve heard of Rumpole of the Bailey, but never really thought that much about it Then I recently realized that Emily Mortimer is his daughter, and I don t know why that intrigued me, but it did Also, one of the best stories in Betsy Burton s THE KING S ENGLISH is about Sir John Mortimer and the time he came to the King s English for a signing Spoiler he was delightful So this Christmas I was looking for something new to read, and I realized that there was a Rumpole Christmas collecti...


  3. says:

    Enjoyable collection of short stories all set at Christmas Light, easy reading and fun for getting in the holiday mood.


  4. says:

    Bought this little holiday treat for 25 cents after it got weeded from our library Year s ago, my husband and I enjoyed watching Rumpole of the Bailey on our local PBS channel This was an enjoyable trip back in time to those days I love Rumpoles voice and his nickname...


  5. says:

    I haven t read any other Rumpole stories and haven t seen the show for a long time, so I m sure many of running jokes were lost on me, but I still enjoyed these light Christmas themed mysteries.


  6. says:

    Barrister Horace Rumpole, defender of the criminal class, loves his work Fortunately, work finds him even during the Christmas holidays, as readers will discover to their delight in this collection of five Rumpole stories In Rumpole and the Old Familiar Faces, the barrister recognizes an old client who had run an exceptionally successful blackmailing operation Now discoverin...


  7. says:

    John Mortimer created in Horace Rumpole an enduring figure of British literature that I consider on par with some of the better known characters in their memorability and capacity to entertain.In this slim volume featuring five short tales all sharing the central theme of taking place during Christmas readers will find Rumpole, his wife Hilda known to him as She Who Must Be Obeyed , and the other occupants of his Chambers at 3 Equity Court, London all make an appearance.The stories range from t John Mortimer created in Horace Rumpole an enduring figure of British literature that I consider on par with some of the better known characters in their memorability and capacity to entertain.In this slim volume featuring five short tales all sharing the central theme of taking place during Christmas readers will find Rumpole, his wife Hilda known to him as She Who Must Be Obeyed , and the other occupants of his Chambers at 3 Equity Court, London all make an appearance.The stories range from the short and sentimental, to slightly longer Rumpole type mysteries and I find them all in good form They were previously published in magazine but I doubt many American readers would have had access It was a joy to find new Rumpole stories that I hadn t read.This is the sort of short book that would serve as a good introduction to Rumpole if the tv seri...


  8. says:

    Everyone s favorite cantakerous lawyer is back forglasses of Pomeroy s finest, carping at judges, and winning most of his cases In this collection, Rumpole puts up with Helga s changing plans for Christmas, resorts to a bit of arm twisting for a good cause, and has a prod...


  9. says:

    A really enjoyable book I have never read Rumpole of the Bailey stories and I thought I d try this one John Mortimer is a very good story teller and I like Rumpole alot I think this will lead me to readof his stories There are 5 stories in this book but I liked the last one most of all Good book A really enjoyable book I have never read Rumpole of ...


  10. says:

    The Rumpole character is amusing in a British way I liked the stories, but the mysteries were not very thrilling Enjoyed the book and will probably pick up some other Rumpole stories when I want something light and silly to read.


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