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Print Biographies (5)

John Mortimer. Murderers and Other Friends: another part of life. London: Penguin, 1994. ISBN 0670849022
John Mortimer. Clinging to the Wreckage: a part of life. London: Penguin, 1983. ISBN 0140063838
Graham Lord. John Mortimer: The Secret Lives of Rumpole's Creator: The Unauthorized Biography. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2006. ISBN 0312330820
Valerie Grove. Voyage Round John Mortimer. London, UK: Viking (Penguin Books Ltd), 2007. ISBN 9780670915507
John Mortimer. The Summer of a Dormouse. New York, New York: Viking Penguin, 2000. ISBN 0670899860

Portrayals (2)

Interviews (6)

The Times (GB) February 16 2008, by: John Horn, "John Mortimer: on fighting ill health"
The Daily Telegraph (GB) September 17 2007, by: Lucy Cavendish, "John Mortimer: on the road with Rumpole"
The Independent on Sunday (GB) October 1 2006, Iss. 866, pg. 65, by: Julia Stuart, "Credo: 'Judges behave just like the rest of us'"
Radio Times (GB) July 15 2006, Vol. 330, Iss. 4293, pg. 107, by: Martin Aston, "Rumpole Returns"
The Independent on Sunday (GB) April 24 2005, by: Sholto Byrnes, "John Mortimer: The good fight"
The Independent (GB) May 13 2000, by: Sara Newman, "The 5-Minute Interview: John Mortimer, Author and playwright"

Articles (82)

The Guardian (GB) June 17 2009, by: Melvyn Bragg, "Libertarian and quaffing socialist"
The Independent (GB) January 23 2009, by: Colin Murphy, Valerie Grove and Dickon Edwards, "The Word On: John Mortimer"
The Sydney Morning Herald (AU) January 19 2009, by: Geoffrey Robertson, "Author leaves lasting legacy in Rumpole"
The Boston Globe (US) January 18 2009, by: Jill Lawless, "John Mortimer, Creator of Rumpole of the Bailey"
The Sunday Telegraph (GB) January 18 2009, by: Jeremy Mortimer, "A talent for being loved: my father, John Mortimer"
The Philadelphia Inquirer (GB) January 18 2009, by: Washington Post, "John Mortimer - 'Rumpole' Creator, 85"
The Independent on Sunday (GB) January 18 2009, by: Sarah Sands, "John Mortimer's creed - humour and kindness fix anything"
The Observer (GB) January 18 2009, by: Robert McCrum, "Accidental barrister who wielded his wit to share life's big joke"
The Observer (GB) January 18 2009, by: Lucy Cavendish, "My champagne moments with wicked, loving, lovely John"
The Globe and Mail (CA) January 17 2009, by: Felix Kessler, "John Mortimer, 85: Barrister and Author"
The Miami Herald (US) January 17 2009, by: Jill Lawless, "British Writer John Mortimer Dead at 85"
The Washington Post (US) January 17 2009, Vol. 132, Iss. 43, pg. B7, by: Matt Schudel, "John Mortimer, 85[, Dies]: Own Legal Career Imbued Author's 'Rumpole' Series"
The Los Angeles Times (GB) January 17 2009, by: Matt Schudel, "British Writer Created Rumpole"
The Guardian (GB) January 17 2009, by: Geoffrey Robertson, "Sir John Mortimer, creator of Rumpole of the Bailey"
The Daily Telegraph (GB) January 17 2009, by: Various, "'The sun came out when John appeared'"
The Daily Telegraph (GB) January 17 2009, by: Roya Nikkhah and Paul Clements, "Sir John Mortimer died leaving an unfinished Rumpole of the Bailey novel"
The Independent (GB) January 17 2009, by: John Walsh, "Wit, flirt, genius: John Mortimer dies aged 85"
The Guardian (GB) January 17 2009, by: Lyn Gardner, "Theatre preview: A Voyage Around My Father, Newcastle-under-Lyme"
Chicago Tribune (US) January 17 2009, by: Jill Lawless, "John Mortimer, 1923-2009: British Lawyer and Writer"
Newsday (US) January 17 2009, by: Bloomsberg News, "John Mortimer, "Rumpole of the Bailey" Author, Dies at 85"
San Francisco Chronicle (US) January 17 2009, by: Matt Schudel, "John Mortimer, Creator of Horace Rumpole, Dies"
The Guardian (GB) January 17 2009, by: Editorial, "In praise of...Rumpole of the Bailey"
The Times (GB) January 17 2009, by: Valerie Grove, "Rumpole creator John Mortimer dies at 85"
The Independent (GB) January 17 2009, by: David Hughes, "Sir John Mortimer: Lawyer and writer who created Rumpole of the Bailey and elegised a bygone England"
The Times (GB) January 17 2009, by: Anonymous, "Sir John Mortimer: creator of Rumpole of the Bailey"
The Baltimore Sun (US) January 17 2009, by: The Associated Press, "John Mortimer"
The Times (GB) January 17 2009, by: Geoffrey Robertson, QC, "Rumpole of the Bailey: the very incarnation of English liberty"
The Guardian (GB) January 17 2009, by: Maev Kennedy and Alison Flood, "Tributes pour in as writer, wit and barrister John Mortimer dies at 85"
The Independent (GB) January 17 2009, by: Stephen Daldry, "He was the best speaker, the greatest company"
The Independent (GB) January 17 2009, by: Leading article, "John Mortimer - Wine, wit and wisdom"
The Daily Telegraph (GB) January 16 2009, by: Anonymous, "Sir John Mortimer"
The Daily Telegraph (GB) January 16 2009, by: Anita Singh, "Sir John Mortimer, creator of Rumpole of the Bailey, dies age 85"
The Guardian (GB) January 16 2009, by: Alison Flood, "Rumpole of the Bailey creator John Mortimer dies"
The Daily Telegraph (GB) January 16 2009, by: Anonymous, "John Mortimer: For comedy and liberty"
The Daily Telegraph (GB) January 16 2009, by: Tim Walker, "Mandrake was my midwife says Sir John Mortimer"
The Daily Telegraph (GB) January 16 2009, by: Charles Spencer, "Sir John Mortimer: one of Britain's greatest life-enhancers"
The Los Angeles Times (US) June 25 2008, by: Tim Rutten, "'A Voyage Round John Mortimer' by Valerie Grove"
The New York Times Book Review (US) June 8 2008, pg. 16, by: Thomas Mallon, "The Life of Rumpole's Creator"
The Los Angeles Times (US) December 5 2007, by: Tim Rutten, "Rumpole Isn't Ready to Hang Up the Wig Just Yet"
The Independent on Sunday (GB) November 11 2007, by: Mark Bostridge, "A Voyage Round John Mortimer, By Valerie Grove"
The Daily Telegraph (GB) November 8 2007, by: Charles Spencer, "John Mortimer, appearing for the angels"
The Daily Mail (GB) November 1 2007, by: Peter Lewis, "We love him, but do we know him?"
The Daily Telegraph (GB) November 1 2007, by: Anthony Howard, "Don't take John Mortimer too seriously"
The Observer (GB) October 28 2007, by: Caroline Boucher, "Called to the Bar and the bedroom"
The Times (GB) October 11 2007, by: Valerie Grove, "Rumpole, His Greatest Creation"
The Times (GB) October 11 2007, by: Valerie Grove, "John Mortimer and His Undergraduate Crush"
The Times (GB) October 11 2007, by: Valerie Grove, "Father, Dear Father . . ."
The Times (GB) October 11 2007, by: Valerie Grove, "How John, at the Age of 82, Met for the First Time His 42-Year-Old Son by the Actress Wendy Craig"
The New York Times Magazine (US) March 11 2007, by: Edward Lewine, "The Country Barrister"
The Daily Telegraph (GB) June 15 2006, by: Charles Spencer, "A hand on a shoulder speaks volumes"
The New York Times (US) March 26 2006, by: Donald E. Westlake, "The Best of Intentions"
The Independent on Sunday (GB) August 14 2005, by: Andrew Johnson, "Mortimer smarts at book's claims he was Rumpy-Pumpy of the Bailey"
The Independent on Sunday (GB) September 19 2004, by: Alexander Waugh, "Tips for Mortimer Jr's voyage round his (new) father"
The Daily Telegraph (GB) September 14 2004, by: Michael Simkins, "All the world's a stage - with a bedroom in the wings"
The Daily Telegraph (GB) September 13 2004, Iss. 46424, pg. 7, by: Ben Fenton, "Delightful shock for an incorrigible flirt and charmer"
The Independent (GB) September 13 2004, pg. 14, by: Chris Bunting, "Mortimer: I had a son by actress Wendy Craig"
The Daily Telegraph (GB) September 12 2004, by: Tim Walker and Richard Eden, "Mortimer's joy at son with Wendy Craig"
The Times (GB) September 12 2004, by: Richard Brooks, "Mortimer Had Secret Love Child With Wendy Craig"
The Sunday Times (GB) August 14 2004, by: Richard Brooks and Stuart Wavell, "Rumpole takes a great big spanking"
The Independent (GB) April 19 2004, by: Ciar Byrne, "Mortimer reveals secret, lonely life of Benny Hill"
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (US) December 28 2003, by: Robert Croan, "Cranky, Henpecked Little Barrister is a Winner"
The New York Times (US) December 7 2003, by: Adam Liptak, "Rumpole Returns, Grumpy but Still at It"
The Independent (GB) October 22 2003, by: Marcel Berlins, "Where There's a Will by John Mortimer"
Daily Telegraph (GB) July 30 2003, pg. 20, by: John Mortimer, "We have a Cabinet full of lawyers with no idea of justice"
The New York Times (US) December 8 2002, by: Patricia T. O'Conner, "Wigged Out?"
The Independent (GB) July 28 2001, by: Christopher Hirst, "The Summer of a Doormouse, by John Mortimer"
The New York Times (US) July 23 2001, by: Sarah Lyall, "Never Plead Guilty, Never Plead Aches and Pains; With a Book Just Published and Several in the Works, John Mortimer Remains Tireless"
The Independent (GB) July 7 2001, by: mma Hagestadt and Christopher Hirst, "The Summer of a Dormouse, by John Mortimer"
The Daily Telegraph (GB) June 14 2001, by: Sally Pook, "Rumpole's last case"
The Independent (GB) June 13 2001, by: Robert Verkaik, "'Rumpole' comes out of retirement to defend Olympian in RSPCA case"
The Independent (GB) May 13 2000, by: Anonymous, "Monument to indecision"
The New York Times (US) April 12 1995, by: Mel Gussow, "The Man Who Put Horace Rumpole on the Case"
The New York Times (US) March 12 1995, by: David Willis McCullough, "Thanks Be to Cruelty and Willful Neglec"
The New York Times (US) December 27 1992, by: Mordecai Rosenfeld, "Uncorking the Evidence"
The New York Times (US) December 2 1990, by: Donald E. Westlake, "Champing at the Bar"
The New York Times (US) October 15 1989, by: Ann Arensberg, "Housewife, Water Nymph, Private Eye"
The New York Times (US) July 31 1988, by: Ann Cornelisne, "Strange Men and Entertaining Women"
The New York Times (US) October 19 1986, by: Francis X. Clines, "Of 'Paradise' and John Mortimer"
The New York Times (US) March 30 1986, by: Wendy Lesser, "The Rector's Will and Other Mysteries"
The New York Times (US) March 24 1986, by: Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, "Books of the Times"
The New York Times (US) April 15 1984, by: Michael Billington, "'Voyage Round My Father' Sails On"
The New York Times (US) October 17 1982, by: John Lahr, "Theatrics and the Law"

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