"Rumpole and the Primrose Path" - six hilarious crime capers starring John Mortimer's iconic character. "Rumpole, like Jeeves and Sherlock Holmes, is immortal". (P. D James, "Mail on Sunday"). "I thank heaven for small mercies. The first of these is Rumpole". (Clive James, "Observer"). Rumpole was last seen in his hospital bed after his sudden collapse in court.
Now our hero finds himself in the Primrose Path nursing home - or a hospice as he persists in describing it.
Things aren't looking good for Rumpole - until suddenly he begins to sense there's something wrong with the place, and all his intelligence and formidable insight into human behaviour come to the fore again. And once he has solved the mystery of the Primrose Path nursing home, Rumpole finds the briefs fly thick and fast again.
This delightful collection of six Rumpole stories shows the legendary advocate on top form.
Readers of Sherlock Holmes, P.D. James and P.G. Wodehouse will love this book. Sir John Mortimer was a barrister, playwright and novelist. His fictional political trilogy of "Paradise Postponed", "Titmuss Regained" and "The Sound of Trumpets" has recently been republished in "Penguin Classics", together with "Clinging to the Wreckage" and his play "A Voyage round My Father".
His most famous creation was the barrister Horace Rumpole, who featured in four novels and around eighty short stories.
His books in Penguin include: "The Anti-social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole"; "The Collected Stories of Rumpole"; "The First Rumpole Omnibus"; "Rumpole and the Angel of Death"; "Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders"; "Rumpole and the Primrose Path"; "Rumpole and the Reign of Terror"; "Rumpole and the Younger Generation"; "Rumpole at Christmas"; "Rumpole Rests His Case"; "The Second Rumpole Omnibus"; "Forever Rumpole"; "In Other Words"; "Quite Honestly" and "Summer's Lease".
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/10/2003
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141011202