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John Mortimer : the devil's advocate : the unauthorised biography

Auteur : Graham Lord
Éditeur : London : Orion Books, 2005.
Édition/format :   Livre imprimé : Biography : EnglishVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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"John Mortimer has delighted millions all over the world by writing seven television series about his gloriously larger-than-life fictional barrister, Horace Rumpole - Rumpole of the Bailey. He has also written novels, autobiographies, stage plays, film-scripts, short stories, television and radio plays, and newspaper articles - even an opera and a ballet." "He practised as a barrister for thirty-six years,  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Biography
Personne nommée : John Mortimer; John Mortimer; John Clifford Mortimer; John Mortimer
Type d’ouvrage : Biography, Ressource Internet
Format : Book, Internet Resource
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Graham Lord
ISBN : 0752866559 9780752866550
Numéro OCLC : 60371268
Description : x, 326 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsabilité : Graham Lord.
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Warts and all biography of the creator of 'Rumpole' whose double life as lawyer and writer is explored for the first time  Lire la suite...

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