Peter Kingdom runs his law practice in the small East Anglian town of Market Shipborough, aided by efficient secretary Gloria and a young trainee from London, Lyle. Whilst managing to avoid grumpy Mrs. Thing, he is continually being visited by local Sidney Snell, who is constantly battling the local council, in this case over plans for a new road. Peter's somewhat dodgy younger brother Simon disappeared some time ago. His clothes were found on a beach but no body was recovered. Peter manages to clear up a feud between two brothers, the sons of glamorous Sheila Larsen who died suddenly and whose money apparently disappeared. However, he has a further problem of his own when his unstable sister Beatrice descends on him, having discharged herself from rehab and looking for somewhere to stay. Written by
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Did You Know?
Mr. Kingdom refers to Snell's case as "Market Shipborough's very own Jarndyce versus Jarndyce". In the Dickens novel "Bleak House" the case of Jarndyce v Jarndyce just went on and on and on forever. J v J has now become a term for the sort of interminable case that does nothing but enrich anyone who can claim billable hours. See more