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The irrepressible, audacious defence barrister Horace Rumpole continues to juggle the vagaries of the law, the ambiguities of crime, and the contradictions of the human heart. The much loved stories were adapted from his scripts for the hugely popular TV series of the same name.

©1982 John Mortimer (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • mr kieran j murphy
  • 10-05-2018

another good yarn

This is another great set of stories from John Mortimer. short stories are a speciality of John Mortimer. Worth the listen.

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  • Mel Graham
  • 10-07-2021

A superb reading of this book.

A brilliant rendition, almost as brilliant as Rumpole himself- subtle, humourous and finely judged.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-05-2021

Delightful

If, like me, you are a lover of John Mortimer's delightful creation then you will enjoy this. And Bill Wallis is the best of the numerous narrators of Rumpole,s adventures.

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  • Nicola
  • 15-02-2021

Doesn’t disappoint

As always, beautifully rounded amusing gentle stories - narrated very well. Easy listening at its best.

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  • Ali
  • 03-12-2020

Classic Rumpole

Clever stories, well told! I only hope that if I ever need a defence lawyer, I can find a Rumpole!

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  • Hydee
  • 01-03-2019

loved it

laugh out loud funny. well read and with just the right inflection. captures the rediculousness of the law and the word pictures of the judges and queer customers and villians are hilarious.

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  • mr c a mole
  • 23-01-2019

wonderfully written tales of the Old Bailey!

bill Wallis is the THE Rumpole! wonderfully written and expertly narrated. Each story provides at least a few chuckles, especially when Rumpole runs up against she who must be obeyed ..

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  • Thomas Walker
  • 28-10-2021

Quintessentially English Legal Magic

Superb! I am just in thrall to the whole Mortimer story telling with Rumpole !

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