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Mortimer, John 1923-2009

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Paradise postponed by John Mortimer( Book )

56 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,188 WorldCat member 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 )

34 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,975 WorldCat member 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 primrose path by John Mortimer( Book )

39 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,870 WorldCat member 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 on trial by John Mortimer( Book )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven new Rumpole stories feature the barrister entangled in a bout with devil worshippers, fending off the advances of a desperate wife, and snagging a modern-day Artful Dodger
Quite honestly by John Mortimer( Book )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life couldn't be better for Lucinda Purefoy. She's got a steady boyfriend, a degree in social sciences from Manchester University, and the offer of a high-powered job in advertising. With all this good fortune, isn't it appropriate for her to give something back to society? With her newly minted membership in Social Carers, Reformers, and Praeceptors (SCRAP for short), an organization that recruits women to become the guides, philosophers, and friends to ex-convicts coming out of prison, Lucy finds herself standing outside the gates of Wormwood Scrubs waiting to greet a career burglar called Terry Keegan. What happens next--after a short and hostile trip to Burger King--confounds expectations
Rumpole à la carte by John Mortimer( Book )

38 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six new tales featuring everyone's favorite barrister, Horace Rumpole - disheveled, polemical, and immensely fond of cigars, Wordsworth, and Château Thames Embankment. He once again takes centre stage in these delightful mysteries. Delicious characters such as Rumpole's wife, Hilda (otherwise known as She Who Must Be Obeyed) and philandering colleague Claude Erskine-Brown accompany the cantankerous barrister as he visits a snooty restaurant and engages in a battle of wills over his adored mashed spuds; takes the unaccustomed role of prosecutor; and ventures unwillingly onto a ship where he confronts, of all things, a detective novelist
Summer's lease by John Mortimer( Book )

44 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,589 WorldCat member 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
Titmuss regained by John Mortimer( Book )

38 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,526 WorldCat member 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 )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,463 WorldCat member 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
A Rumpole Christmas by John Mortimer( Book )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member 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."
The sound of trumpets by John Mortimer( Book )

40 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 1,365 WorldCat member 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 )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,360 WorldCat member 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 )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men, Dick Dunster and Philip Progmire, are locked in an adversarial friendship from childhood into adulthood and marriage
Rumpole rests his case by John Mortimer( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,282 WorldCat member 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."
Felix in the underworld by John Mortimer( Book )

29 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member 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
Rumpole and the reign of terror by John Mortimer( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member 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
The narrowing stream by John Mortimer( Book )

28 editions published between 1954 and 1996 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julia Swinton, faithful wife and mother of three young children, harbors a half-acknowledged desire for escape from the thousand obligations and tensions of family life. Then one day, the death of an unknown girl whose relationship with Julia's husband is unexplained, and the appearance of the girl's disturbed but attractive brother, compel Julia to take extraordinary steps to protect her family
The Oxford book of villains by John Mortimer( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member 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
Rumpole of the Bailey by John Mortimer( Book )

46 editions published between 1978 and 2019 in English and Hebrew and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six stories featuring the beloved barrister at his best
Tea with Mussolini by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based in part on his autobiography, director Franco Zeffirelli presents a story about a group of British and American travelers on an indefinite visit to Italy in 1935. Luca is a boy living in Florence whose family situation is precarious at best: his mother has run off and his father has little time for him. Fortunately, he's a welcome guest with Mary, a English woman visiting Italy to soak up European culture. Mary and her friends enjoy the cultured, creative atmosphere of life in Italy, and their initial response to the rise of fascism is to arrange a polite meeting with Mussolini to make sure he and his soldiers mean well
 
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Alternative Names
Clifford Mortimer, John 1923-2009

Hamilton Mortimer, John 1923-2009

Ioannes Mortimer

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Τζον Κλίφορντ Μόρτιμερ

Джон Мортимер

Джон Мортимър

Джон Мортімер

Џон Мортимер

ג'ון מורטימר סופר בריטי

جان مورتیمر فیلمنامه‌نویس بریتانیایی

جون مورتيمر

جون مورتيمر، 1923-2009

ジョン・モーティマー

モーティマー, ジョン

約翰·摩提默

约翰·莫蒂默

Languages
English (826)

German (4)

Italian (3)

French (2)

Spanish (2)

Hebrew (1)

Dutch (1)