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Mortimer writes a good yarn - Bill Wallis does a great job of reading them!The characterisation is excellent!
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I'm a recent fan of "Grumpole", having just discovered him for myself a week ago, with the first book in the series, "Rumpole of the Bailey", with Patrick Tull narrating on the version I listened to. I thought no one else could possibly do Rumpole quite as briliantly as Tull did, but must say I enjoyed Bill Wallis's performance as the hapless yet sympathetic barrister tremendously. Rumpole is no great fan of the Christmas season, which every year brings him a new tie from She Who Must Be Obeyed and a bottle of lavender water to this unbending wife, who drags him from one Christmas engagement he can little look forward to, to yet another worse engagement, with the finale being a stay at a "health farm" where the best he can hope for finally happens: a murder suspect to defend to take him away from insipid health food and miserable company. A very entertaining holiday read that I'll be sure to return to regularly during the Christmas season.
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I have just listened to all the Rumpole books so am Disappointed that the first story is a repeat of one included in an earlier book. Otherwise an OK if short Rumpole collection