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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (38 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Mortimer Narrator: Bill Wallis Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN:
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Following the best-selling Summer of a Dormouse, Sir John Mortimer - playwright, novelist, octogenarian, and erstwhile QC - offers up more lessons in living and growing old disgracefully. What would we like to leave to our descendants? Not a third-rate painting or our PEPS, according to Sir John, but a love of Shakespeare, a taste for alcohol, the ability to defeat boredom, the importance of never locking the lavatory door, and so on.

Owing something to Montaigne's essays, something to Wilde's aphorisms, and something to Yeats' poem for his daughter, Where There's a Will offers plenty of advice from one who saw it all.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dickon Edwards | 8/13/2013

    " Re-read in light of Mr M's passing. Brilliant collection of aphorisms and genuine sense of passing on a lifetime's experience and wisdom. Particularly like the bit about finding complete happiness while peeing into a bucket in Basingstoke. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Jo Atwood | 6/27/2013

    " Funny and pungent comments on life as he's lived it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hapzydeco | 6/25/2013

    " Agree with Mortimer, those who think they know it all usually know the least; those who think they have all the answers have always lost the plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Converse | 3/30/2013

    " The author of the Rumpole stories writes amusing essays, except when he whines too much about the Blair government "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher Bounds | 2/14/2013

    " Mortimer's writing is always delightful, and this has been living in my desk draw at work, to be snatched for an anecdote while waiting for something to process or while grabbing a quick cuppa in my office. "

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About the Author
Author John Mortimer

John Mortimer (1923–2009) was a playwright, novelist, and barrister. He wrote many radio, film, and television scripts, including the British television series Rumpole of the Bailey, and won the British Academy Writer of the Year Award in 1979. He retired from the bar in 1984 and was knighted in 1998.

About the Narrator

Bill Wallis has performed in over two hundred radio series and plays, while among his numerous productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company are The Alchemist, The Master Builder, and Twelfth Night. He is also a prolific film and television actor, having made numerous appearances in such productions as Keep the Aspidistra Flying, Midsomer Murders, Bad Girls, Doctors, Poirot, and as Dr. Nick MacKenzie in Dangerfield.