Six of these seven stories follow Rumpole as he pursues his legal cases -- doggedly determined to secure justice at all costs. The last tale features the barrister himself as a defendant accused of unethical conduct.
by John Mortimer
"Actor Leo McKern, who played Rumpole on the PBS series, may have died, but the world still has a remarkable interpretation of the Old Bailey defender--in Timothy West's narration. The stories in this volume are familiar from the "Rumpole of the Bailey" TV series, but they're still a treat, not just for the courtroom drama, but also for Rumpole's deft handling of office conflicts. The story line weaves through the seven mysteries, kicking off with a member of the Timson clan falsely accused of devil worship, sending Rumpole into a hostile child welfare court, and ending with Rumpole facing charges of unethical conduct. J.A.S. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"
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