Friday, January 16, 2009

John Mortimer, Rumpole Author, Dies

The creator of one of literature's best characters, Rumpole of the Bailey, has died. Sir John Mortimer, a prolific writer of books and screenplays, was 85 years old. Obituaries and tributes are pouring in from both sides of the Atlantic: NYTimes, BBC, Telegraph, Guardian. A Guardian blog post has clips from various interviews with Mortimer over the years.

I've read and enjoyed many of the Rumpole books, and I highly recommend them.

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