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John Mortimer (1) (1923–2009)

Autor(a) de The First Rumpole Omnibus

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Obras por John Mortimer

Foram atribuídas obras ao autor também conhecido como John Mortimer.

The First Rumpole Omnibus (1983) 910 exemplares
Rumpole of the Bailey (1978) 747 exemplares
Paradise Postponed (1985) 685 exemplares
Summer's Lease (1988) 569 exemplares
The Second Rumpole Omnibus (1987) 541 exemplares
Rumpole Rests His Case (2001) 536 exemplares
Rumpole and the Primrose Path (2002) 524 exemplares
Rumpole and the Reign of Terror (2006) 506 exemplares
Rumpole à la Carte (1990) 474 exemplares
Rumpole on Trial (1992) 471 exemplares
Trials of Rumpole (1979) 444 exemplares
Rumpole Misbehaves (2007) 431 exemplares
Rumpole for the Defence (1982) 421 exemplares
Rumpole and the Golden Thread (1983) 415 exemplares
Clinging to the Wreckage (1982) 401 exemplares
Titmuss Regained (1990) 373 exemplares
Rumpole's Return (1980) 359 exemplares
Rumpole and the Angel of Death (1996) 354 exemplares
Rumpole and the Age of Miracles (1988) 329 exemplares
Rumpole's Last Case (1987) 315 exemplares
Rumpole at Christmas (2009) 279 exemplares
The Third Rumpole Omnibus (1997) 274 exemplares
Quite Honestly (2005) 243 exemplares
Dunster (1992) 218 exemplares
Rumpole (1994) 208 exemplares
The Summer of a Dormouse (2000) 199 exemplares
Felix in the Underworld (1997) 195 exemplares
The Sound of Trumpets (1998) 191 exemplares
Where There's a Will (2003) 147 exemplares
Charade (1986) 137 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Villains (1992) — Editor — 136 exemplares
In Character (1983) 121 exemplares
The Narrowing Stream (1988) 113 exemplares
Tea with Mussolini [1999 film] (1999) — Screenwriter — 107 exemplares
Like Men Betrayed (1953) 80 exemplares
Character Parts (1986) 76 exemplares
The Scales of Justice (2005) 67 exemplares
Rumpole of the Bailey, The Complete Series [videorecording] (2004) — Creator; Writer — 56 exemplares
The Rapstone Chronicles (1991) 48 exemplares
Merry Murder (1994) 39 exemplares
In Love and War [2001 TV movie] (2001) — Screenwriter — 32 exemplares
A Voyage Round My Father: A Play (1971) 32 exemplares
Collected Stories of Rumpole (2012) 20 exemplares
In Other Words (2008) 19 exemplares
Rumpole of the Bailey (1980) 17 exemplares
Rumpole of the Bailey: Set 3 (Seasons 5-7) (2005) — Autor; Writer — 14 exemplares
The Dock Brief (1958) 9 exemplares
Summer's Lease [video] (2005) 8 exemplares
Lunch hour : and other plays (1960) 7 exemplares
The Judge (1967) 6 exemplares
Rumpole of Bailey: The Complete First Season (1991) — Writer — 5 exemplares
Lunch Hour: A Play in One Act (1960) 5 exemplares
What Shall We Tell Caroline? (1958) 4 exemplares
Naked Justice (2002) 3 exemplares
Rumpole : affaires classées (1990) 2 exemplares
John Mortimer Plays (1989) 2 exemplares
One to Another (Acting Edition) (1960) 2 exemplares
Marble Arch 1 exemplar
RUMPOLE Folio Society (1994) 1 exemplar
Rumpole's Return [TV Series Episode] — Writer — 1 exemplar
Rumpole, affaires à suivre (1991) 1 exemplar
Rumming Park (1948) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Foram atribuídas obras ao autor também conhecido como John Mortimer.

Claudius the God (1934) — Introdução, algumas edições4,242 exemplares
Orley Farm (1861) — Introdução, algumas edições705 exemplares
The Best of Wodehouse (1938) — Introdução, algumas edições358 exemplares
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Contribuidor — 298 exemplares
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contribuidor — 291 exemplares
The Pleasure of Reading (1992) — Contribuidor — 189 exemplares
A Flea in Her Ear (1907) — Tradutor, algumas edições154 exemplares
Brideshead Revisited [1981 TV miniseries] (1981) — Screenwriter — 134 exemplares
The Best British Mysteries 2005 (2005) — Contribuidor — 133 exemplares
A New Omnibus of Crime (2005) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
The Best British Mysteries 2006 (2005) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Notable Historical Trials, Volumes I-IV (1999) — Introdução — 55 exemplares
Murder at Christmas (2019) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Sittings, 1979-1983 (1982) — Introdução — 40 exemplares
Murder in Midwinter (2020) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Death Cruise: Crime Stories on the Open Seas (1999) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Murder under the Mistletoe and Other Stories (1992) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Bunny Lake is Missing [1965 film] (1965) — Writer — 32 exemplares
Murder Most Merry (2002) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Die Fledermaus [libretto] (1964) — Tradutor, algumas edições29 exemplares
Crème de la Crime (2000) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Rumpole of the Bailey: Seasons One and Two (2004) — Writer — 22 exemplares
Contemporary one-act plays (1976) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Trial and Error [1962 film] — Play — 16 exemplares
A Feast of Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Murder on Trial (1994) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
The World of Law, Volume I : The Law in Literature (1960) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Rumpole of the Bailey: Seasons 3 & 4 (1991) — Writer — 12 exemplares
Don Quixote [2000 TV movie] (2000) — Screenwriter — 10 exemplares
Will Shakespeare [1978 TV mini-series] (2003) — Screenwriter — 9 exemplares
Laurie Lee: A Many-coated Man (1998) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Ebony Tower [1984 TV film] — adaptor — 5 exemplares
Rumpole of the Bailey: The Complete Third Season (1991) — Writer — 3 exemplares
A Christmas Anthology (2011) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Paradise Postponed: The Complete Series — Screenwriter — 2 exemplares
Rumpole at Sea [TV Series Episode] — Writer — 2 exemplares
Rumpole and the Man of God [TV Series Episode] (2009) — Writer — 2 exemplares
Edwin [1984 TV movie] (2003) — Screenwriter — 1 exemplar
The Count of Monte Cristo. Introduced by John Mortimer. Illustrated by Roman Pisareo. (1999) — Introdução, algumas edições1 exemplar
Rumpole for the Prosecution [TV Series Episode] (1991) — Writer — 1 exemplar
Rumpole and Portia [TV Series Episode] — Writer — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Mortimer, John
Nome legal
Mortimer, John Clifford
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Hampstead, London, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Turville Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Causa da morte
complications of a stroke
Locais de residência
London, England, UK
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Harrow School
Oxford University (BA|1943 - Brasenose College)
screenwriter (mostrar todos 7)
Mortimer, Penelope (wife | divorced)
Craig, Wendy (lover)
Mortimer, Jeremy (son)
Smith, Evelyn (aunt)
Burma Campaign UK (patron)
Royal Court Theatre (president)
Royal National Theatre (board member)
Inner Temple (1948)
Garrick Club
Prémios e menções honrosas
British Book Award (Lifetime Achievement Award, 2005)
British television Writer of the Year (1980)
Fellow, Royal Society of Literature (chairman, 1989-1999)
Commander, Order of the British Empire (1986)
Knight Bachelor (1998)
Queen's Counsel (1966) (mostrar todos 8)
Italia Prize (1957)
Master of the Bench, Inner Temple (1975)
Peters Fraser and Dunlop

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John Mortimer was born in London to Clifford Mortimer, a barrister, and his wife Kathleen May, née Smith. Mortimer attended the Dragon School and Harrow, originally intending to become an actor, and then a writer. His father persuaded him to follow him into a legal career. Mortimer went up to Oxford University, where he read law. During World War II, he worked for the Crown Film Unit, writing scripts for propaganda documentaries. Mortimer made his debut as an original playwright with The Dock Brief, first broadcast on BBC Radio in 1957 and later adapted for television.
Mortimer was called to the Bar at age 25 in 1948. His early career focused on wills and divorces, but he later undertook criminal cases. He's now best remembered for creating the character of Horace Rumpole, a barrister at London's Old Bailey courthouse.
He was married to Penelope Fletcher, who wrote as Penelope Mortimer. The couple divorced in 1971, and he married Penelope Gollop, with whom he had two daughters, Emily Mortimer and Rosie Mortimer. He was awarded the CBE in 1986, and knighted in 1998.



The Rumpole stories are always entertaining. Since I received the book as a Christmas gift, I put what I was reading aside (it isn't as jolly) and started in on the fun. And it was fun, except that Hilda drives me nuts. I know it's all humor and good fun, but I can't stand the character who always insults, belittles, and domineers her husband with no sense of loyalty whatsoever. I guess my sense of humor doesn't reach quite that far.
dvoratreis | 19 outras críticas | May 22, 2024 |
Another of the amusing "aging memoirs" which tickle me of late, this by the creator of the Rumpole series of books and tv about his years as a playright. He quotes Lord Byron "when one subtracts from life infancy (which is vegetation), sleep, eating and swilling, buttoning and unbuttoning -- how much remains of downright existence? The summer of a dormouse."
featherbooks | 4 outras críticas | May 7, 2024 |
This is my sixth Rumpole book and I would have to say the least satisfying to date, notwithstanding the intriguing addition of a bit of Hilda point of view. The resolution felt contrived and the book's raison d'etre seemed nothing more than the author's wanting to gripe about war on terrorism hysteria.
clong | 17 outras críticas | Mar 13, 2024 |
John Mortimer's father gave him the same advice I once gave my granddaughter. If you want to become a writer, first seek another career. This will pay the bills while you struggle as a writer, and it will also give you something to write about. It will put you in daily contact with real people in real-life situations.

Mortimer took his father's advice and became a successful barrister, as well as a successful author, most notably of the Horace Rumpole stories. He tells all about it in “Where There's a Will,” his 2003 book of essays that can also pass as a memoir.

Much of this book is about his experiences practicing law and the amazing people and situations he encountered in this profession. There is much here, too, about the writing profession. Yet most of these essays are simply about the art of living. They have titles like "Getting Drunk," "Listening," "Lying," "Living with Children," "Male Clothing," "Giving Money to Beggars," "Eating Out," and "Looking after Your Health." They are all short and, in most cases, amusing. And sometimes full of practical advice.

He suggests, for example, to avoid eating at restaurants with menus full of page after page of entrees. Those restaurants with few options, he says, probably know how to prepare those meals very well.

He says he learned to listen to others because that is part of a lawyer's job, and he highly recommends the practice. Most people have fascinating stories to tell, if only we can stop talking long enough to listen to them.

Mortimer says many things worth quoting:

"One of the miracles of life is that few people pass through it without finding someone to love them."

"Murder has this in common with Christmas, most of it goes on in the family circle."

"The trouble with double-beds is that people tend to go to sleep in them."

Mortimer's Rumpole stories make wonderful reading, and this is no less true of this short book of short essays.
… (mais)
hardlyhardy | 4 outras críticas | Feb 26, 2024 |



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