Rumpole at Christmas: curmudgeonly stories for a heartwarming holiday

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5 Responses to “Rumpole at Christmas: curmudgeonly stories for a heartwarming holiday”

  1. Samuel Leibowitz says:

    I can’t help but look at that and think of Leo McKern. Which is a shame, because according to  McKern’s Wikipedia entry, he was pretty glum about that prospect. 

    • Kimmo says:

      Same here; I’m afraid McKern and Rumpole are completely synonymous, much like Alan Alda and Hawkeye.

      I guess if you’re going to own a part, you better be prepared for the part to own you.

  2. MPAVictoria says:

    I somehow missed that John Mortimer died. Currently fighting back tears at my desk. I have loved the Rumpole books for a very long time.

  3. frye says:

    Rumpole is immortal, but I much preferred the feeling he was on this same earth as us, witnessing its vanity and absurdity, and never surrendering. 

    Got ‘Rumpole at Christmas’ last year, and am rationing myself, one story per Christmas for the next few years. Sweet to know others have the same soft spot, and if I could do so I would buy you each a glass of Chateau Thames Embankment to grease your merry skid through the holidays.

  4. Walter Guyll says:

    I’ve been meaning to order this. Thanks for the reminder!
    I’ll try to space them out…

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