Rumpole Misbehaves (Rumpole) (aka The Anti-Social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole)
Rumpole Misbehaves - Rumpole - aka The Anti-Social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole Author:John Mortimer Beloved and bestselling Rumpole is back to solve a new and peculiar mystery — Anti-Social Behavior Orders, commonly known as ASBOs, are the New Labour government's pride and joy. A child who plays or even loiters in an unfriendly street can, on the complaint of neighbors, have an ASBO slapped on him. If he offends again he'll be fo... more »und in breach of his ASBO and thrown in jail without a trial. All this, of course, raises the wrath of everyone's favorite barrister Horace Rumpole when he is called upon to defend a Timson child who has earned an ASBO for playing soccer on a posh street.
As Rumpole tries to get to the bottom of it all, his fellow barristers in chambers decide to highlight the ridiculousness of ASBOs by citing Rumpole for bringing food and his beloved wine into his room, and for causing global warming by lighting small cigars. Another witty tale sure to please the legions of Rumpole fans who eagerly await each new installment.
Rumpole Misbehaves was originally published in Great Britain as The Anti-Social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole.« less
Rumpole has returned, in spite of the age of his alter-ego, John Mortimer (84 years at the time of this book's publication). Rumpole has not lost his wonderful sense of humor; he goes after ignorant government policies (delightful example: "Anti Social Behaviour Order" [ASBO] where the government punishes people under the charge of being anti-social without due process).
Mrs. Rumpole shares with the readers (in her journal) her idea to read for the bar. In the meantime, Rumpole decides to pursue the idea of 'taking silk' -- becoming one of England's Queen's Counsel. He may be a bit old to be a junior barrister, but who will defend the Timson family if Rumpole becomes one of the exalted of the Old Bailey?