Book Reviews of Rumpole and the Golden Thread

Rumpole and the Golden Thread
Rumpole and the Golden Thread
Author: John Mortimer
ISBN-13: 9780140063318
ISBN-10: 0140063315
Publication Date: 10/2/1984
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Book Type: Paperback
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Classic Rumpole, practicing English law from an African nation on the brink of civil war to the social world of PLU to the dangerous arena of the courtroom of The Mad Bull.
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An older collection of Rumpole short stories, but there were still some that were not part of the television series.
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Rumpole at his usual curmudgeony, sly, witty best. And he even gets an important assist from She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed in one of the stories.

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Listening to a Rumpole book is sheer fun because Rumpole is an absolute original. There's a cast of crazies that help Rumpole entertain readers: Uncle Tom, both of the Erskine-Browns, and of course -- 'She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed.'

Besides the usual group of miscreants, Rumpole must match wits with the art world; learn the hard way that the country can be dangerous to one's health; go to Africa for a court case, and avoid his wife's wrath at all costs. Rumpole even finds time to bring his antiquated law office into the new century in regards to women's issues.

The Timson gang are always the source of a few laughs. This time, however, I did not enjoy the somber tone in which the African story ended. In the end, however, reading or listening to Rumpole is like sitting back and enjoying some time with an old friend.