"No brilliance is required in law, just common sense and relatively clean fingernails." John Mortimer ( 1923-2009)
Thank you John Mortimer for creating such a unique character....the quintessential British barrister, Horace Rumpole of the Bailey. I must that I loved the books and enjoyed the series. For some reason the British seem to get it right; Leo McKern was the perfect actor to play this part and when I read the books, I saw McKern in the pages. I always felt that Rumpole was really Mortimer. Thank you John Mortimer for one of the characters ever written,....and brought so brilliantly to the small screen. I raise my glass to you with a smile. I do hope you and Leo McKern are enjoying reminiscing. If you want to spend some time "cozied" up with enjoyment, pick up a Rumpole of the Bailey by John Mortimer, or watch the series...you will be glad you did.
If you know Harry Rabbit Angstrom you have read or heard of John Updike. Updike's "Rabbit" quartet has had a big following from the first one that came out in 1966. Updike style of writing was looked upon two ways, those who felt his writing was a type of poetry, and those who felt he wrote with more style then content. John Updike last book will come out in the June, "My Father's Tears and Other Stories." If you haven't read Updike, take a chance...meet "Rabbit" and see which style you agree with.