Justice isn't blind - it's just a little short sighted and weak around the knees ...

His wig may be yellowing and his gown might be in tatters, but Rumpole will not give up the good fight - now while there's injustice to battle.

When a distressed Tiffany Timson (of the infamous South London clan of petty criminals) tearfully explains that her husband Dr Khan has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism, Rumpole knows that to take on this case will mean not just defending one man, but squaring up to the very notion of modern British justice.

With She Who Must be Obeyed mysteriously shutting herself away and fellow-members of his chambers just plain scared, it seems that Rumpole must stand alone against the Establishment.  But that is precisely the position any defence barrister worth his salt relishes most...


John Mortimer

John Clifford Mortimer was 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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Series: Rumpole of the Bailey

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