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Title:
Collected plays
Author:
Mortimer, John, 1923-2009.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Plays.
Physical Description:
volumes ; 21 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
v. 1. A voyage round my father - Collaborators - The dock brief - What shall we tell Caroline? - Lunch hour.
ISBN:
9781840022148
Format :
Book

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PR6025.O7552 A19 2001 V.1 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

Includes: A Voyage Around My Father , one of Mortimer's greatest theatrical successes and a celebration of the Shakespeare-quoting, eccentric, brave, and impossible barrister the author had as a father. Also includes: The Collaborators, The Dock Brief, Lunch Hour, and What Shall We Tell Caroline?


Author Notes

John Mortimer is the author of many books including twelve volumes of Rumpole stories, as well as the bestselling "Summer's Lease" & "Paradise Postponed". He lives with his wife & youngest daughter in the house in Buckinghamshire that his father built.

(Publisher Provided) Playwright and novelist John Mortimer was born in London on April 21, 1923. He attended Brasenose College in Oxford. While working as a barrister in the 1960s, he became known as a defender of free speech and human rights. His novels Paradise Postponed, Titmuss Regained, and Summer's Lease were all made into successful television series. He has written many film scripts as well as stage, radio and television plays, which include A Voyage Round My Father and the adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisted. He is the creator of Horace Rumpole and the plays about the character won him the British Academy Writer of the Year Award. His other works include numerous stories about Horace Rumpole, Clinging to the Wreckage, and Murderers and Other Friends. He died on January 16, 2009 at the age of 85.

(Bowker Author Biography)