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John Mortimer


(John Clifford Mortimer)
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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.
 
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Maigret and the Man on the Bench (1953)
(Inspector Maigret, book 41)
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"One of the great detectives... a master of the slow unfolding of the criminal mind."
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Therapy (1995)
David Lodge
"Full of delights... His view of our neuroses is sane, intelligent and amused."

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