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Paradise Postponed
Paradise Postponed
Author: John Mortimer
When Simeon Simcox, a socialist clergyman, leaves his entire fortune not to his family but to the ruthless, social-climbing Tory MP Leslie Titmuss, the Rector's two sons react in very different ways. — Henry, novelist and former 'angry young man' turned grumpy old reactionary, decides to fight the will and prove their father was insan...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780140098648
ISBN-10: 014009864X
Publication Date: 11/4/1986
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Penguin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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hardtack avatar reviewed Paradise Postponed on + 1657 more book reviews
This book is about class, status and change in post-World War II British Society, and if you do not understand how British society worked before World War II, you won't enjoy the book.

I bought the book because of Mortimer's excellent work with the Rumpole series. This book started slow and stay that way for a number of pages. I was somewhat bored with it as it is so different from his other works. Then the characters and the story he was imparting began to catch hold of me. The pages then raced by. The have the other two novels in this series and am looking forward to the next.
buzzby avatar reviewed Paradise Postponed on + 6062 more book reviews
All was well in the village of Rapstone Fanner - until the rector dies....

I tried reading this backwards, which is a big time saver, unless you watch the BBC version of it, and even then, you have to sit through 11 parts.


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