Sunday, February 19, 2017
FOREVER RUMPOLE - John Mortimer
A collection of fourteen of the best 'Rumpole' tales, with the addition of the first pages of the incomplete story that Mortimer was working on at the time of his death.
I have always had a soft spot for these stories with their humour and the humanity; traits not usually associated with the legal profession but Mortimer does it perfectly.
I can't read these stories without the voice of Leo McKern in my head. Casting him as Rumpole was as perfect as Hugh Laurie playing Bertie Wooster.
In addition to the great writing this is a lovely edition, a 500 page hardback with cut pages and an outstanding 'Introduction' by Mortimer's friend and colleague Ann Mallalieu.
Read all the Rumpole you can find, you'll laugh and laugh which is very good thing to do.