Rumpole and the Primrose Path (Rumpole of the Bailey, Bk 12)
Rumpole and the Primrose Path - Rumpole of the Bailey, Bk 12 Author:John Mortimer With Rumpole Rests His Case, legions of fans welcomed back the curmudgeonly London barrister they had loved for years—and they are eager for more. The six new stories in Rumpole and the Primrose Path find Horace Rumpole—despite a heart attack that left him at death’s door in the previous volume—deftly parryi... more »ng everything from the admonitions of his wife, Hilda, to the vagaries of his legal colleagues and their new director of marketing, Luci. With her cell phone, corporate jargon, glossy brochures, and plans to give their chambers a new image, Luci presumes Rumpole is soon to expire, and has been planning his memorial service. But the witty and irreverent Rumpole, sharp as ever, is far from hanging up his wig!« less
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Rumpole, a self-described hack lawyer at Old Bailey, defends offenders who break traffic laws, commit petit larceny, and pick pockets. He also defends those accused of murder, but only when no other lawyer thinks it's a winnable case.