Five years ago this month, the world of letters lost one of its most effervescent contributors, John Mortimer. During the course of his 85 years, Mortimer produced countless plays, autobiographical sketches and novels. But it’s the corpulent, Falstaffian hero of the Rumpole of the Bailey novel series, Horace Rumpole, for which he is still most fondly remembered.
History Makers: John Mortimer
On the fifth anniversary of his death, we remember the barrister and novelist at his free speech-loving best.
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