New to Penguin Modern Classics, the very first selection of stories featuring the irrepressible Rumpole.
John Mortimer is a novelist, playwright and former practising barrister. Among his many publications are several volumes of Rumpole stories and a trilogy of political novels (Paradise Postponed, Titmuss Regained, and The Sound of Trumpets) featuring Leslie Titmuss. Sir John received a knighthood for his services to the arts in 1998.
I thank heaven for small mercies. The first of these is Rumpole. --
Clive James * Observer *
Rumpole is worthy to join the great gallery of English oddballs ranging from Pickwick to Sherlock Holmes, Jeeves and Bertie Wooster. * Sunday Times *