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John Mortimer

(John Clifford Mortimer)
UK (1923 - 2009)

JOHN MORTIMER is a novelist, playwright and former practising barrister. Among his many publications are several volumes of Rumpole stories and a trilogy of political novels (PARADISE POSTPONED, TITMUSS REGAINED and THE SOUND OF TRUMPETS) featuring Leslie Titmuss - a character as brilliant as Rumpole. John Mortimer received a knighthood for his services to the arts in 1998.

John Mortimer recommends
Maigret and the Man on the Bench
Maigret and the Man on the Bench (1975)
(Inspector Maigret)
Georges Simenon
"One of the great detectives... a master of the slow unfolding of the criminal mind."
Therapy (1995)
David Lodge
"Full of delights... His view of our neuroses is sane, intelligent and amused."

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