a rumpole christmas

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May 13, 2010

A Rumpole Christmas by John Mortimer is a collection of short stories written by the creator of the Horace Rumpole character -- a highly popular series on PBS.  These stories were not used for the television program, so they bring new story lines to fans of Rumpole.  As John Mortimer died recently, it was fun to read posthumously some of this writings which are brand new to the library.  Rumpole is a barrister {lawyer} in London, and these stories are mysteries, but more importantly, they contain charming views of life in London with a brilliant lawyer who also happens to be a Shakespearean.

Written by Ruth K.