Book recommendation: The Anti-social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole by John Mortimer
The Anti-social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole – a delightful novel starring John Mortimer’s iconic character. ASBOs may be the pride and joy of New Labour, but they don’t cut much ice with Horace Rumpole – he takes the old-fashioned view that if anyone is going to be threatened with a restriction of their liberty then some form of legal proceeding ought to be gone through first. Not that Hilda agrees, of course, but she’s too busy completing her memoirs to dissuade him from taking an interest when one of the Timson children is given an ASBO for playing football in the street. And pretty soon he realises something fishy is going on. Why are the residents pursuing their vendetta against the Timson boy quite so strongly? Could they have a sinister reason for not wanting him on their street? John Mortimer’s hilarious Rumpole novel, which fans of Sherlock Holmes and P.G. Wodehouse will love, sees the magician of the Old Bailey at his unpredictable and brilliant best.
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