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by John Mortimer
Pages: 192 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books (April 5, 1988)
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Sir John Clifford Mortimer CBE QC FRSL (21 April 1923 – 16 January 2009) was an English barrister, dramatist, screenwriter, and author
Sir John Clifford Mortimer CBE QC FRSL (21 April 1923 – 16 January 2009) was an English barrister, dramatist, screenwriter, and author. Mortimer was born in Hampstead, London, the only child of Kathleen May (née Smith) and (Herbert) Clifford Mortimer (1884–1961), a divorce and probate barrister who became blind in 1936 when he hit his head on the door frame of a London taxi but still pursued his career. Clifford's loss of sight was not acknowledged openly by the family.
I think I'm going to swear off John Mortimer. His books never make much sense to me, his characters are all daft, and none of them seem to act out of any sort of rational engagement with the world. There were a couple of lovely bits in the book: "a half-slice of moon" "the domes and minarets of the glass bottles on her dressing table".
Charade by John Mortimer - the classic novel first published in 1947. John Mortimer (1923-2009) was a novelist, playwright and barrister. Its June 1944 in an English seaside resort and a shy young man has just joined an army film unit making a documentary about army training. While shooting a cliff-scaling exercise a sergeant plunges to his death. The first book featuring his most famous character, Horace Rumpole, was published by Penguin in 1980, and Mortimer went on to publish a dozen collections of Rumpole stories as well as a handful of novels, culminating in 2007 in RUMPOLE MISBEHAVES. He was knighted in 1998 for his services to the arts and died in January 2009.
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Used availability for John Mortimer's Charade
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Its June 1944 in an English seaside resort and a shy young man has just joined an army film unit making a documentary about army training.
On the eve of the Normandy landings, a sensitive young man, assigned to work on an army training documentary, is sent to an English seaside resort where he finds himself part of a bizarre film crew and an unlikely accident.
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