Clinging to the Wreckage
Another Part of Life New edition
By (author) Sir John Mortimer
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Clinging to the Wreckage by Sir John Mortimer
Book DescriptionIn the first volume of his bestselling autobiography, novelist, playwright and former barrister John Mortimer relates all the pleasures and paradoxes of his early life. With wit and style, he takes us from his unusual childhood (his father, a blind barrister, insisted that his wife read the sordid details of his divorce briefs in public) to the dilemmas of his life in the law (one of his clients indignantly declared, 'Your Mr Rumpole could've gotten me out of this, why the hell can't you!'). Filled with laughter and a sense of the absurd, "Clinging to the Wreckage" is an extraordinary insight into the rich life of one of the great figures of our time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140068603
(198mm x 130mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Dec-1986
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sir John Mortimer
Collected Stories of Rumpole, Paperback (April 2013)
Features twenty classic tales of Horace Rumpole in which he battles through the Old Bailey, whether defending various members of an incompetent South London crime family, taking on haute-cuisine chefs and showfolk or mocking the pomposity of his own profession, all the while being held in check by his wife, Hilda: the wonderful, fearsome.
Forever Rumpole, Paperback (November 2012)
Horace Rumpole lives alongside Mr Pickwick and Bertie Wooster as one of the immortal comic characters in English fiction. This title contains seven stories chosen by the author as his favourites, together with a further seven from the later period and the opening chapters of a Rumpole novel that Sir John was working on when he died in 2009.
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Paperback (March 2011)
A school's edition of John Mortimer's stage adaptation of Dickens' classic tale, featuring extensive classroom activities created by leading national experts of Drama within English. Perfect for KS3 and KS4 English, the accompanying activities are designed to raise achievement and develop critical thinking.
Clinging to the Wreckage, Paperback (November 2010)» View all books by Sir John Mortimer
Part of the author's autobiography, this first title recounts his solitary childhood in the English countryside, with affectionate portraits of his remote parents - an increasingly unconventional barrister father, whose blindness must never be mentioned, battling earwigs in the mutinous garden, and a vague and endlessly patient mother.
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Author Biography - Sir John Mortimer
John Mortimer is a playwright, novelist, and former practicing barrister who has written many film scripts as well as stage, radio, and television plays, the Rumpole plays, for which he received the British Academy Writer of the Year Award, and the adaptation of Evelyn Waugh s Brideshead Revisited. He is the author of twelve collections of Rumpole stories and three acclaimed volumes of autobiography."
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