Why does Simeon Simcox, the CND-marching Rector of Rapstone Fanner, leave his fortune not to his two sons but to an odious Tory Minister? This novel is a portrait of English life from 1945 to the present.
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John Mortimer is a playwright, novelist, and former practicing barrister who has written many film scripts as well as stage, radio, and television plays, the Rumpole plays, for which he received the British Academy Writer of the Year Award, and the adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited. He is the author of twelve collections of Rumpole stories and three acclaimed volumes of autobiography.From AudioFile:
Class is also at the core of John Mortimer's Paradise Postponed: the ironies are naked and the comedy acid. The novel portrays the unedifying struggle between the upper-middle class and the lower-middle class, in the shape of Johnny Jump-ups, for hegemony in post-1960's Britain. It also takes on a few minor upper-class, middle-class, working-class and under-class skirmishes on the side. All this is couched as a pretty good mystery. However, the book's real beauty lies in its ironic taxonomy of the English social classes and their various manifestations. Paul Shelley's modest rendition of the varieties of speech is pleasantly unobtrusive, and the air of weariness his voice often carries seems right for the narrative. K.A.P. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description U.K / Penguin Books, 1986. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. This is the first book in the 'Rapstone Chronicles' series. This is a 20th impression (in this format) paperback in new condition. (447 pages). Bookseller Inventory # 5918
Book Description Penguin Books, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140069283
Book Description 1986-04-24., 1986. Book Condition: New. Penguin Books Ltd. New edition. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 448pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1721114
Book Description 1986-04-24., 1986. Book Condition: New. Penguin Books Ltd. New edition. Paperback. Book: VERY GOOD. 448pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1746785
Book Description Penguin Books, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140069283
Book Description Penguin Books, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140069283
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