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John Mortimer (1923–2009)

Författare till The First Rumpole Omnibus

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Inkluderar namnet: John Clifford Mortimer

Inkluderar även: John Mortimer (1)

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The First Rumpole Omnibus (1983) 908 exemplar
Rumpole of the Bailey (1978) 747 exemplar
Paradise Postponed (1985) 685 exemplar
Summer's Lease (1988) 569 exemplar
The Second Rumpole Omnibus (1987) 537 exemplar
Rumpole Rests His Case (2001) 535 exemplar
Rumpole and the Primrose Path (2002) 522 exemplar
Rumpole and the Reign of Terror (2006) 505 exemplar
Rumpole à la Carte (1990) 472 exemplar
Rumpole on Trial (1992) 471 exemplar
Trials of Rumpole (1979) 442 exemplar
Rumpole Misbehaves (2007) 431 exemplar
Rumpole for the Defence (1982) 420 exemplar
Rumpole and the Golden Thread (1983) 414 exemplar
Clinging to the Wreckage (1982) 401 exemplar
Titmuss Regained (1990) 373 exemplar
Rumpole's Return (1980) 358 exemplar
Rumpole and the Angel of Death (1996) 353 exemplar
Rumpole and the Age of Miracles (1988) 329 exemplar
Rumpole's Last Case (1987) 314 exemplar
Rumpole at Christmas (2009) 279 exemplar
The Third Rumpole Omnibus (1997) 273 exemplar
Quite Honestly (2005) 243 exemplar
Dunster (1992) 217 exemplar
Rumpole (1994) 206 exemplar
The Summer of a Dormouse (2000) 199 exemplar
Felix in the Underworld (1997) 195 exemplar
The Sound of Trumpets (1600) 191 exemplar
Where There's a Will (2003) 147 exemplar
Charade (1986) 137 exemplar
The Oxford Book of Villains (1992) — Redaktör — 136 exemplar
In Character (1983) 121 exemplar
The Narrowing Stream (1988) 113 exemplar
Tea with Mussolini [1999 film] (1999) — Screenwriter — 106 exemplar
Like Men Betrayed (1953) 80 exemplar
Character Parts (1600) 76 exemplar
The Scales of Justice (2005) 67 exemplar
Rumpole of the Bailey, The Complete Series [videorecording] (2004) — Creator; Writer — 56 exemplar
The Rapstone Chronicles (1991) 48 exemplar
Under the Hammer (1994) 45 exemplar
Merry Murder (1994) 39 exemplar
Will Shakespeare (1977) 38 exemplar
In Love and War [2001 TV movie] (2001) — Screenwriter — 32 exemplar
Great Law and Order Stories (1990) — Redaktör — 28 exemplar
Collected Stories of Rumpole (2012) 20 exemplar
In Other Words (2008) 19 exemplar
Rumpole of the Bailey (1980) 17 exemplar
Rumpole of the Bailey: Set 3 (Seasons 5-7) (2005) — Författare; Writer — 13 exemplar
The Dock Brief (1958) 9 exemplar
Summer's Lease [video] (2005) 8 exemplar
Edwin and Other Plays (1984) 7 exemplar
Lunch hour : and other plays (1960) 7 exemplar
The Judge (1967) 6 exemplar
Collaborators (1973) 6 exemplar
Rumpole of Bailey: The Complete First Season (1991) — Writer — 5 exemplar
Rumpole at the Bar (1989) 5 exemplar
Come As You Are!: Four Plays (1971) 4 exemplar
What Shall We Tell Caroline? (1958) 4 exemplar
With Love and Lizards (1957) 4 exemplar
Two stars for comfort (1962) 3 exemplar
Naked Justice (2002) 3 exemplar
Knightsbridge: A Play (1973) 3 exemplar
Hock and soda water (2001) 2 exemplar
Rumpole : affaires classées (1990) 2 exemplar
John Mortimer Plays (1989) 2 exemplar
RUMPOLE Folio Society (1994) 1 exemplar
Three Winters (1956) 1 exemplar
Rumpole, affaires à suivre (1991) 1 exemplar
Marble Arch 1 exemplar
Rumming Park (1948) 1 exemplar
Rumpole's Return [TV Series Episode] — Writer — 1 exemplar
Answer Yes or No (1950) 1 exemplar
The fear of heaven : a play (1978) 1 exemplar
BBC Radio Presents: Rumpole (1995) 1 exemplar

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The Ebony Tower [1984 TV film] — adaptor — 5 exemplar
A Christmas Anthology (2011) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar
Rumpole of the Bailey: The Complete Third Season (1991) — Writer — 3 exemplar
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Rumpole of the Bailey, Volume 2 [TV Series] (1997) — Writer — 2 exemplar
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The Rumpole stories are always entertaining. Since I received the book as a Christmas gift, I put what I was reading aside (it isn't as jolly) and started in on the fun. And it was fun, except that Hilda drives me nuts. I know it's all humor and good fun, but I can't stand the character who always insults, belittles, and domineers her husband with no sense of loyalty whatsoever. I guess my sense of humor doesn't reach quite that far.
 
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dvoratreis | 19 andra recensioner | May 22, 2024 |
Another of the amusing "aging memoirs" which tickle me of late, this by the creator of the Rumpole series of books and tv about his years as a playright. He quotes Lord Byron "when one subtracts from life infancy (which is vegetation), sleep, eating and swilling, buttoning and unbuttoning -- how much remains of downright existence? The summer of a dormouse."
 
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featherbooks | 4 andra recensioner | May 7, 2024 |
This is my sixth Rumpole book and I would have to say the least satisfying to date, notwithstanding the intriguing addition of a bit of Hilda point of view. The resolution felt contrived and the book's raison d'etre seemed nothing more than the author's wanting to gripe about war on terrorism hysteria.
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clong | 17 andra recensioner | Mar 13, 2024 |
John Mortimer's father gave him the same advice I once gave my granddaughter. If you want to become a writer, first seek another career. This will pay the bills while you struggle as a writer, and it will also give you something to write about. It will put you in daily contact with real people in real-life situations.

Mortimer took his father's advice and became a successful barrister, as well as a successful author, most notably of the Horace Rumpole stories. He tells all about it in “Where There's a Will,” his 2003 book of essays that can also pass as a memoir.

Much of this book is about his experiences practicing law and the amazing people and situations he encountered in this profession. There is much here, too, about the writing profession. Yet most of these essays are simply about the art of living. They have titles like "Getting Drunk," "Listening," "Lying," "Living with Children," "Male Clothing," "Giving Money to Beggars," "Eating Out," and "Looking after Your Health." They are all short and, in most cases, amusing. And sometimes full of practical advice.

He suggests, for example, to avoid eating at restaurants with menus full of page after page of entrees. Those restaurants with few options, he says, probably know how to prepare those meals very well.

He says he learned to listen to others because that is part of a lawyer's job, and he highly recommends the practice. Most people have fascinating stories to tell, if only we can stop talking long enough to listen to them.

Mortimer says many things worth quoting:

"One of the miracles of life is that few people pass through it without finding someone to love them."

"Murder has this in common with Christmas, most of it goes on in the family circle."

"The trouble with double-beds is that people tend to go to sleep in them."

Mortimer's Rumpole stories make wonderful reading, and this is no less true of this short book of short essays.
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hardlyhardy | 4 andra recensioner | Feb 26, 2024 |

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Herbert Wise Director
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Martyn Friend Director
Julian Amyes Director
John Gorrie Director
Arthur Conan Doyle Contributor
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Raymond Chandler Contributor
Wilkie Collins Contributor
Timothy West Narrator, Reader
Ian Fleming Contributor
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John Milton Contributor
Angela Carter Contributor
James M. Cain Contributor
Bram Stoker Contributor
Fyodor Dostoevsky Contributor
Geoffrey Chaucer Contributor
Anthony Trollope Contributor
Jorge Luis Borges Contributor
Dick Francis Contributor
Graham Greene Contributor
Joseph Conrad Contributor
Thomas Hardy Contributor
P. G. Wodehouse Contributor
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Mark Twain Contributor
Eric Ambler Contributor
Damon Runyon Contributor
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E. W. Hornung Contributor
Benedict Cumberbatch Narrator, Reader
Alessio Vlad Composer
Cher Actor
Jasmine Hyde Reader, Narrator
Irene Shubik Producer
Ann Cleeves Contributor
Arnold Bennett Contributor
Cathy Sara Narrator, Reader
P. D. James Contributor
Baroness Orczy Contributor
Ruth Rendell Contributor
Edgar Allan Poe Contributor
H. R. F. Keating Contributor
G.K. Chesterton Contributor
Sam Leith Foreword
Marilyn Imrie Director
Maurice Denham Narrator, Actor
Bill Wallis Narrator
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Christopher Green Cover artist
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Medlemmar
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Betyg
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ISBN
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