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Rumpole of the Bailey ⚦ [PDF] ✎ Rumpole of the Bailey By John Mortimer ✶ – Polishdarling.co.uk Rumpole of the Bailey is a British television series created and written by the British writer and barrister John Mortimer It stars Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole, an ageing London barrister who defends Rumpole of the Bailey is a British television series created and written by the British writer and barrister John Mortimer It stars Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole, an ageing London barrister who defends any and all clients The original show has been spun off into a series of short stories, novels, and radio programmesContents Rumpole and the Younger Generation Rumpole and the Alternative Society Rumpole and the Honourable Member Rumpole and the Married Lady Rumpole and the Learned Rumpole of PDF/EPUB ² Friends Rumpole and the Heavy Brigade.

  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Rumpole of the Bailey
  • John Mortimer
  • English
  • 15 September 2020
  • 0140046704

About the Author: John Mortimer

John Clifford Mortimer was 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 a character as brilliant as Rumpole John Mortimer received a knighthood for his services to the arts in Series Rumpole of the BaileyRapstone Chronicles.



10 thoughts on “Rumpole of the Bailey

  1. Jason Koivu Jason Koivu says:

    Rumpole of the Bailey is former barrister lawyer John Mortimer s first crack at fictionalizing his former life His hero, Horace Rumpole, toils down at London s Old Bailey defending morally tarnished persons, who usually didn t do it at least not this time around This is a batch of humor to lighten the soul with a sprinkle of pathos for real world problems Mortimer writes in a breezy, almost Wodehousian way, substituting the care free, silly bachelor for acurmudgeonly, sly near ret Rumpole of the Bailey is former barrister lawyer John Mortimer s first crack at fictionalizing his former life His hero, Horace Rumpole, toils down at London s Old Bailey defending morally tarnished persons, who usually didn t do it at least not this time around This is a batch of humor to lighten the soul with a sprinkle of pathos for real world problems Mortimer writes in a breezy, almost Wodehousian way, substituting the care free, silly bachelor for acurmudgeonly, sly near retiree But while Rumpole may be a bit grumpy with his colleagues and wife, and though he defends criminals, he is a thoroughly sympathetic character Mortimer knows his boundaries and stays within them He can also be relied upon to tell a satisfying tale competently I could ve given this five stars, I enjoyed it that much And there s hardly anything to complain about it I didn t give a perfect score because it s a collection of light comedy, short stories and so for that reason alone it doesn t seem worthy of 5 stars That s terribly unfair of me, I know, but it s how I feel right now It s probably not how I ve felt in the past, nor undoubtedly will it be how I feel in the future It s a funny world, isn t it

  2. Deb Jones Deb Jones says:

    I hadn t realized this series of Rumpole books came secondary to a TV program I swear the Brits get all the good shows Rumpole is a seasoned barrister, 67 years of age, as he decides to write a memoir of his career Voila We have this short story collection that provides a sampling of the cases Rumpole has participated in through the years In addition, the reader is treated to peeks into Rumpole s home life the place where he feels he works the hardest and escapes to work each day to feel I hadn t realized this series of Rumpole books came secondary to a TV program I swear the Brits get all the good shows Rumpole is a seasoned barrister, 67 years of age, as he decides to write a memoir of his career Voila We have this short story collection that provides a sampling of the cases Rumpole has participated in through the years In addition, the reader is treated to peeks into Rumpole s home life the place where he feels he works the hardest and escapes to work each day to feel fully alive.Be prepared for dry humor, interesting cases, and Rumpole s curmudgeonly words and actions

  3. Graham Powell Graham Powell says:

    This was my first Rumpole book, and I have to say I m going back forRUMPOLE OF THE BAILEY is a set of linked short stories, cataloging six of barrister Horace Rumpole s cases The exact details are not particularly important, it s the tone and the style which carry the day First of all, these stories are extremely funny, funny in that scathing British way But they re alsothan that there is a strong vein of social criticism running through them, and in many of them a feeling of g This was my first Rumpole book, and I have to say I m going back forRUMPOLE OF THE BAILEY is a set of linked short stories, cataloging six of barrister Horace Rumpole s cases The exact details are not particularly important, it s the tone and the style which carry the day First of all, these stories are extremely funny, funny in that scathing British way But they re alsothan that there is a strong vein of social criticism running through them, and in many of them a feeling of great sadness.So, great fun but at the same time some real heft I greatly enjoyed these stories and would recommend the book to anyone

  4. Lisa Lisa says:

    In these strange and uncertain times, I m finding it hard to concentrate on new reading material I m seeking comfort by returning to reliable old favorites, which must include the stories of the old Bailey hack, Horace Rumpole.

  5. J J says:

    I had no idea how fun these stories that are kinda a novel would be Every time I saw the name I imagined they were some kind of really old timey court room stories But they re witty and amusing and rather charming.

  6. Nigeyb Nigeyb says:

    I used to enjoy the television series with Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole back in the 1970s Needless to say the book is very much in the same vein, with Rumpole defending a series of low life criminal types and indulging in plenty of wit and repartee whilst in court.The only other book I ve read by John Mortimer is Clinging to the Wreckage which is the first part of his autobiography I loved it and mean to read the other three volumes Click here to read my reviewRumpole of the Bailey 1978 con I used to enjoy the television series with Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole back in the 1970s Needless to say the book is very much in the same vein, with Rumpole defending a series of low life criminal types and indulging in plenty of wit and repartee whilst in court.The only other book I ve read by John Mortimer is Clinging to the Wreckage which is the first part of his autobiography I loved it and mean to read the other three volumes Click here to read my reviewRumpole of the Bailey 1978 contains a series of interlinked short stories concerning Rumpole s misadventures at, primarily, The Old Bailey and are a bitter sweet collection which all take place in the late 1960s and into the late 1970s It is interesting to note how much social attitudes have changed, but also how much remains unchanged Horace Rumpole is a marvellous character something of a curmudgeon who regularly quotes poetry, talks with a rude wit, and enjoys inappropriate, occasionally even grotesque, humour Although he s hard to love, he has a great integrity, and heartily dislikes hypocrisy and smugness I d certainly enjoy sharing a bottle of wine with him at Pomeroy s Wine Bar Ultimately Rumpole becomes an endearing and sympathetic character, and that is down to the splendid writing John Mortimer writes with the same deft touch as P.G Wodehouse and is a consummate storyteller I heartily recommend Rumpole of the Bailey, and look forward to readingRumpole books, andbooks by the splendid John Mortimer.5 5Rumpole of the Bailey 1978 by John Mortimer

  7. DeAnna Knippling DeAnna Knippling says:

    A wily, ignoble lawyer for the defense takes on a number of cases in this book of short stories based on a TV show Okay, imagine John Cleese of Monty Python fame as a defense lawyer Seedy, mouthy, and deadly efficient Now imagine the woman who played his wife on Fawlty Towers as his wife here That s pretty much it The writing isn t as brilliant as Fawlty Towers, the stories aregrounded in logic, and the characters are less acerbic But I m not wrong Entertainingly cynical Enjoyed bu A wily, ignoble lawyer for the defense takes on a number of cases in this book of short stories based on a TV show Okay, imagine John Cleese of Monty Python fame as a defense lawyer Seedy, mouthy, and deadly efficient Now imagine the woman who played his wife on Fawlty Towers as his wife here That s pretty much it The writing isn t as brilliant as Fawlty Towers, the stories aregrounded in logic, and the characters are less acerbic But I m not wrong Entertainingly cynical Enjoyed but not adored

  8. Jen Jen says:

    This is a collection of short stories about an English lawyer named Horace Rumpole His speciality is defending criminals, and his colleagues often give him a hard time about his refusal to take any other types of cases He refers to his wife as She Who Must Be Obeyed and seems to rather dislike his home life I had a hard time with the humor in this collection Some of it was chuckle worthy, but mostly I found myself groaning or rolling my eyes The She Who Must Be Obeyed line was cute th This is a collection of short stories about an English lawyer named Horace Rumpole His speciality is defending criminals, and his colleagues often give him a hard time about his refusal to take any other types of cases He refers to his wife as She Who Must Be Obeyed and seems to rather dislike his home life I had a hard time with the humor in this collection Some of it was chuckle worthy, but mostly I found myself groaning or rolling my eyes The She Who Must Be Obeyed line was cute the first couple times it was used, but I was past tired of it by the final story Each of the short stories was rather predictable You essentially knew what the outcome was going to be Rumpole struck me as a curmudgeon, full of self pity He s also a rather flat character He makes little change throughout the stories He seems to resent others success even though he makes no attempt to change his own station And his son Nick seemed to be following in his footsteps even Nick s wife seemed to be a carbon copy of his mother This is the first in the Rumpole series, but I won t be pursuing any of the other books

  9. Jammin Jenny Jammin Jenny says:

    I would have given this 3 1 2 stars if I were able It was a humorous telling of various stories of Rumpole who is a lawyer barrister in England He goes about helping people in a rather humorous way I enjoyed it but was not enthralled by it I did chuckle a few times.

  10. Hapzydeco Hapzydeco says:

    As one reviewer once said, Rumpole is hilarious brain candy After reading this collection of stories and chuckling aloud you will probably nod your head in agreement.

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10 thoughts on “Rumpole of the Bailey

  1. Jason Koivu Jason Koivu says:

    Rumpole of the Bailey is former barrister lawyer John Mortimer s first crack at fictionalizing his former life His hero, Horace Rumpole, toils down at London s Old Bailey defending morally tarnished persons, who usually didn t do it at least not this time around This is a batch of humor to lighten the soul with a sprinkle of pathos for real world problems Mortimer writes in a breezy, almost Wodehousian way, substituting the care free, silly bachelor for acurmudgeonly, sly near ret Rumpole of the Bailey is former barrister lawyer John Mortimer s first crack at fictionalizing his former life His hero, Horace Rumpole, toils down at London s Old Bailey defending morally tarnished persons, who usually didn t do it at least not this time around This is a batch of humor to lighten the soul with a sprinkle of pathos for real world problems Mortimer writes in a breezy, almost Wodehousian way, substituting the care free, silly bachelor for acurmudgeonly, sly near retiree But while Rumpole may be a bit grumpy with his colleagues and wife, and though he defends criminals, he is a thoroughly sympathetic character Mortimer knows his boundaries and stays within them He can also be relied upon to tell a satisfying tale competently I could ve given this five stars, I enjoyed it that much And there s hardly anything to complain about it I didn t give a perfect score because it s a collection of light comedy, short stories and so for that reason alone it doesn t seem worthy of 5 stars That s terribly unfair of me, I know, but it s how I feel right now It s probably not how I ve felt in the past, nor undoubtedly will it be how I feel in the future It s a funny world, isn t it


  2. Deb Jones Deb Jones says:

    I hadn t realized this series of Rumpole books came secondary to a TV program I swear the Brits get all the good shows Rumpole is a seasoned barrister, 67 years of age, as he decides to write a memoir of his career Voila We have this short story collection that provides a sampling of the cases Rumpole has participated in through the years In addition, the reader is treated to peeks into Rumpole s home life the place where he feels he works the hardest and escapes to work each day to feel I hadn t realized this series of Rumpole books came secondary to a TV program I swear the Brits get all the good shows Rumpole is a seasoned barrister, 67 years of age, as he decides to write a memoir of his career Voila We have this short story collection that provides a sampling of the cases Rumpole has participated in through the years In addition, the reader is treated to peeks into Rumpole s home life the place where he feels he works the hardest and escapes to work each day to feel fully alive.Be prepared for dry humor, interesting cases, and Rumpole s curmudgeonly words and actions


  3. Graham Powell Graham Powell says:

    This was my first Rumpole book, and I have to say I m going back forRUMPOLE OF THE BAILEY is a set of linked short stories, cataloging six of barrister Horace Rumpole s cases The exact details are not particularly important, it s the tone and the style which carry the day First of all, these stories are extremely funny, funny in that scathing British way But they re alsothan that there is a strong vein of social criticism running through them, and in many of them a feeling of g This was my first Rumpole book, and I have to say I m going back forRUMPOLE OF THE BAILEY is a set of linked short stories, cataloging six of barrister Horace Rumpole s cases The exact details are not particularly important, it s the tone and the style which carry the day First of all, these stories are extremely funny, funny in that scathing British way But they re alsothan that there is a strong vein of social criticism running through them, and in many of them a feeling of great sadness.So, great fun but at the same time some real heft I greatly enjoyed these stories and would recommend the book to anyone


  4. Lisa Lisa says:

    In these strange and uncertain times, I m finding it hard to concentrate on new reading material I m seeking comfort by returning to reliable old favorites, which must include the stories of the old Bailey hack, Horace Rumpole.


  5. J J says:

    I had no idea how fun these stories that are kinda a novel would be Every time I saw the name I imagined they were some kind of really old timey court room stories But they re witty and amusing and rather charming.


  6. Nigeyb Nigeyb says:

    I used to enjoy the television series with Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole back in the 1970s Needless to say the book is very much in the same vein, with Rumpole defending a series of low life criminal types and indulging in plenty of wit and repartee whilst in court.The only other book I ve read by John Mortimer is Clinging to the Wreckage which is the first part of his autobiography I loved it and mean to read the other three volumes Click here to read my reviewRumpole of the Bailey 1978 con I used to enjoy the television series with Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole back in the 1970s Needless to say the book is very much in the same vein, with Rumpole defending a series of low life criminal types and indulging in plenty of wit and repartee whilst in court.The only other book I ve read by John Mortimer is Clinging to the Wreckage which is the first part of his autobiography I loved it and mean to read the other three volumes Click here to read my reviewRumpole of the Bailey 1978 contains a series of interlinked short stories concerning Rumpole s misadventures at, primarily, The Old Bailey and are a bitter sweet collection which all take place in the late 1960s and into the late 1970s It is interesting to note how much social attitudes have changed, but also how much remains unchanged Horace Rumpole is a marvellous character something of a curmudgeon who regularly quotes poetry, talks with a rude wit, and enjoys inappropriate, occasionally even grotesque, humour Although he s hard to love, he has a great integrity, and heartily dislikes hypocrisy and smugness I d certainly enjoy sharing a bottle of wine with him at Pomeroy s Wine Bar Ultimately Rumpole becomes an endearing and sympathetic character, and that is down to the splendid writing John Mortimer writes with the same deft touch as P.G Wodehouse and is a consummate storyteller I heartily recommend Rumpole of the Bailey, and look forward to readingRumpole books, andbooks by the splendid John Mortimer.5 5Rumpole of the Bailey 1978 by John Mortimer


  7. DeAnna Knippling DeAnna Knippling says:

    A wily, ignoble lawyer for the defense takes on a number of cases in this book of short stories based on a TV show Okay, imagine John Cleese of Monty Python fame as a defense lawyer Seedy, mouthy, and deadly efficient Now imagine the woman who played his wife on Fawlty Towers as his wife here That s pretty much it The writing isn t as brilliant as Fawlty Towers, the stories aregrounded in logic, and the characters are less acerbic But I m not wrong Entertainingly cynical Enjoyed bu A wily, ignoble lawyer for the defense takes on a number of cases in this book of short stories based on a TV show Okay, imagine John Cleese of Monty Python fame as a defense lawyer Seedy, mouthy, and deadly efficient Now imagine the woman who played his wife on Fawlty Towers as his wife here That s pretty much it The writing isn t as brilliant as Fawlty Towers, the stories aregrounded in logic, and the characters are less acerbic But I m not wrong Entertainingly cynical Enjoyed but not adored


  8. Jen Jen says:

    This is a collection of short stories about an English lawyer named Horace Rumpole His speciality is defending criminals, and his colleagues often give him a hard time about his refusal to take any other types of cases He refers to his wife as She Who Must Be Obeyed and seems to rather dislike his home life I had a hard time with the humor in this collection Some of it was chuckle worthy, but mostly I found myself groaning or rolling my eyes The She Who Must Be Obeyed line was cute th This is a collection of short stories about an English lawyer named Horace Rumpole His speciality is defending criminals, and his colleagues often give him a hard time about his refusal to take any other types of cases He refers to his wife as She Who Must Be Obeyed and seems to rather dislike his home life I had a hard time with the humor in this collection Some of it was chuckle worthy, but mostly I found myself groaning or rolling my eyes The She Who Must Be Obeyed line was cute the first couple times it was used, but I was past tired of it by the final story Each of the short stories was rather predictable You essentially knew what the outcome was going to be Rumpole struck me as a curmudgeon, full of self pity He s also a rather flat character He makes little change throughout the stories He seems to resent others success even though he makes no attempt to change his own station And his son Nick seemed to be following in his footsteps even Nick s wife seemed to be a carbon copy of his mother This is the first in the Rumpole series, but I won t be pursuing any of the other books


  9. Jammin Jenny Jammin Jenny says:

    I would have given this 3 1 2 stars if I were able It was a humorous telling of various stories of Rumpole who is a lawyer barrister in England He goes about helping people in a rather humorous way I enjoyed it but was not enthralled by it I did chuckle a few times.


  10. Hapzydeco Hapzydeco says:

    As one reviewer once said, Rumpole is hilarious brain candy After reading this collection of stories and chuckling aloud you will probably nod your head in agreement.


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