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Horace Rumpole, the irreverent, iconoclastic, claret-swilling, poetry-spouting barrister-at-law, is among the most beloved characters of English crime literature. He is not a particularly gifted attorney, nor is he particularly fond of the law by courts if it comes to that, but he’d rather be swinging at a case than bowing to his wife, Hilda—“She Who Must Be Obeyed.”

In this first title of the popular series featuring Rumpole, all of the major characters who occupy the Rumpole stories make their introductions: the sneaky, slightly effeminate Erskine-Brown; the bumbling Guthrie Featherstone; and various and sundry other lawyers and clerks whose lives weave in and out of these stories. These six stories include the Younger Generation, the Alternative Society, the Honourable Member, the Married Lady, the Learned Friends, and the Heavy Brigade.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lesa | 11/22/2010

    " Whether he's on the telly or in a book, I just love Horace Rumpole. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Frank | 9/25/2010

    " A nice read, although it's impossible to envision Rumpole any differently than as portrayed in the Mystery! series.

    Short stories joined together by a loose thread of details. Very nicely done.

    I regret not picking up a few other volumes at the thrift store. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cait | 9/5/2010

    " I read these, only to grasp my utter lack of understanding of the British legal system. Still: these are basically charming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tom | 4/20/2010

    " Lots of fun if you like, say, Wodehouse-style British humor. "

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