Rumpole stays with some old RAF friends in the West Country, while he defends a member of a local commune charged with drug-dealing. He must balance his friends' and his client's viewpoints with his own time-honoured code of conduct as a barrister. Written by
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[describing his marriage
I had no choice in the matter at all. I was called up to marriage like military service. Her father was head of chambers. He gave me to understand what was expected of me.
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