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Rumpole author John Mortimer dead at 85

John Mortimer, creator of Rumpole of the Bailey, has died at 85. Here’s The Guardian’s report. The novelist, playwright and former barrister, who was born in London in 1923, was known and loved for the comic lawyer Rumpole, whose dedication to cheap wine and motto “never plead guilty”, has been his most enduring creation. “He […]

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