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Mortimer, John 1923-2009

Overview
Works: 680 works in 2,493 publications in 2 languages and 79,217 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Drama  Political fiction  Satire  Legal stories  Detective and mystery stories  Television programs  Film adaptations  Humor 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Translator, Commentator, Editor, Scenarist, Adapter, Interviewer, Writer of accompanying material, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6025.O7552, 823.914
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Paradise postponed by John Mortimer( Book )
44 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,536 libraries worldwide
At his death, a right-thinking, leftleaning rector of a village outside London leaves all his resources in the hands of Leslie Titmuss. Everyone wonders what induced the Reverend to favor a man with a single-minded lust for profit
Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow murders by John Mortimer( Book )
27 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 2,328 libraries worldwide
The story of Rumpole's first client follows the fledgling barrister's participation in the trial of a man accused of murdering his father and a friend with a German pistol, a case that established Rumpole's career
Rumpole and the reign of terror by John Mortimer( Book )
34 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,209 libraries worldwide
Curmudgeonly barrister Horace Rumpole struggles to defend a Pakistani doctor who has been falsely accused of aiding al-Qaeda, an effort that is complicated by Rumpole's exacting wife's decision to record her life story
Rumpole on trial by John Mortimer( Book )
27 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,154 libraries worldwide
Seven new Rumpole stories feature the endearing barrister entangled in a bout with devil worshippers, fending off the advances of a desperate wife, and snagging a modern-day Artful Dodger
Rumpole and the primrose path by John Mortimer( Book )
35 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,135 libraries worldwide
In a collection of stories, curmudgeonly London barrister Horace Rumpole, recovering from a heart attack, takes on a nasty head nurse at his run-down convalescent center as he investigates the mysterious death of an elderly patient
Rumpole rests his case by John Mortimer( Book )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 2,062 libraries worldwide
A collection of short mysteries features the opinionated Horace Rumpole as he triumphs over the forces of prejudice and "muddled humanity" while tiptoeing precariously through the domestic territory of "She Who Must Be Obeyed."
Quite honestly by John Mortimer( Book )
24 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,021 libraries worldwide
Life couldn't be better for Lucinda Purefoy. Granted it's a little embarrassing, her father being the Bishop of Aldershot, but she's got a steady boyfriend, a degree in social sciences and the offer of a job in advertising. With all this, she felt she should 'pay back her debt to society' and 'do a little good in the world'
Rumpole à la carte by John Mortimer( Book )
30 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,935 libraries worldwide
Six new tales of Britain's best loved barrister-at-law, Horace Rumpole
Titmuss regained by John Mortimer( Book )
36 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,800 libraries worldwide
A strange and compelling love story set against the battle over a new town
Rumpole and the angel of death by John Mortimer( Book )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,793 libraries worldwide
Six stories featuring an English barrister-turned-sleuth. In Rumpole and the Rights of Man, he finds at the European Court of Human Rights that international justice is as fallible as the domestic variety, while Rumpole and the Way Through the Woods involves him in a clash between hunters and animal rights activists
Summer's lease by John Mortimer( Book )
29 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,777 libraries worldwide
An advertisement to lease an Italian villa for the summer attracts the attention of Molly Pargeter. Reluctantly, her husband is persuaded and the family arrives in Italy. They soon come to the ominous conclusions about the absent owner of the villa
The sound of trumpets by John Mortimer( Book )
30 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 1,634 libraries worldwide
A satire on British politics and the class system starring Leslie Titmuss, a modern Machiavelli, as he manipulates behind the scenes to gain victory for his puppet in a by-election. A tale of duplicity and back stabbing by the author of Rumpole of the Bailey
Rumpole misbehaves by John Mortimer( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,583 libraries worldwide
His ire raised by a series of procedural abuses through which children have been imprisoned without trial for innocent activities, barrister Horace Rumpole defends a youth who has been targeted for playing on a posh street
Dunster by John Mortimer( Book )
23 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,551 libraries worldwide
Two men, Dick Dunster and Philip Progmire, are locked in an adversarial friendship from childhood into adulthood and marriage
Felix in the underworld by John Mortimer( Book )
25 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,482 libraries worldwide
In England, a woman sues a writer for support, naming him father of her 11-year-old son. When the woman is killed the writer is a suspect and goes into hiding among the homeless, but is caught. Thankfully, there is his publicist, whom he has always been nice to, and she might clear his name
The narrowing stream by John Mortimer( Book )
21 editions published between 1954 and 1996 in English and held by 1,280 libraries worldwide
The story of Julia, faithful wife and mother, whose restless desire to escape lies dormant until the death of a young girl, and the appearance of a strange young man combine to fill her life with danger and dread
Brideshead revisited by Evelyn Waugh( visu )
34 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,161 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the difficult loves of insular Englishman Charles Ryder and his peculiarly intense relationship with the wealthy but dysfunctional family that inhabited Brideshead. While at Oxford, Charles Ryder meets boyish, flamboyant Sebastian Flyte, who introduces Charles to a charmed and glamorous way of life that continues until Sebastian's health deteriorates
Rumpole of the Bailey by John Mortimer( Book )
28 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in English and held by 1,152 libraries worldwide
Six stories featuring the beloved barrister at his best
The Oxford book of villains by John Mortimer( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,142 libraries worldwide
villains are as anguished as Faust, however; Sherlock Holmes's arch-enemy Moriarty suffers no qualms of conscience in his determination to destroy the sleuth, and Iago, to name but one of Shakespeare's villains, shows no remorse against Othello. The reputation of some real-life villains is so great that they too have acquired legendary status: Dr. Crippen, Lizzie Borden, and Al Capone are among the murderers remembered here. Criminality takes many forms, from pickpocket
A Rumpole Christmas by John Mortimer( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,012 libraries worldwide
Five holiday tales feature the curmudgeon barrister in "Rumpole and Father Christmas," "Rumpole's Slimmed Down Christmas," "Rumpole and the Boy," "Rumpole and the Old Familiar Faces," and "Rumpole and the Christmas Break."
 
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Alternative Names
Clifford Mortimer, John 1923-2009
Hamilton Mortimer, John 1923-2009
Mortimer, Dž. 1923-2009
Mortimer, Dzh., 1923-2009
Mortimer, John.
Mortimer, John, 1923-2009
Mortimer, John Clifford, 1923-
Mortimer, John Clifford, 1923-2009
Mortimer, John (John Clifford), 1923-2009
Mortimer, Johnnie, 1923-2009
جون مورتيمر، 1923-2009
モーティマー, ジョン
Languages
English (675)
French (1)
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