Rumpole And The Reign Of Terror Abridged Compact Disc

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Justice isn't blind - it's just a little short sighted and weak around the knees ...This is a Rumpole novel which takes on New Labour and the Timson family, and includes extracts from the memoirs of Hilda Rumpole, aka she who must be obeyed ...Tiffany Timson's new husband Mahmoud Khan, is arrested on suspicion of terrorism. Rumpole is frustrated in his defence campaign by New Labour laws that render the British legal system a farce - defending a suspected terrorist proves a tricky task even for the great defender ...He insists upon a fair trial, and his fight for justice brings him into confrontation not only with Hilda, but with the leaders of New Labour ...

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John Mortimer is a novelist, playwright and former practising barrister. Among his many publications are several volumes of Rumpole stories and a trilogy of political novels (Paradise Postponed, Titmuss Regained, and The Sound of Trumpets) featuring Leslie Titmuss. Sir John received a knighthood for his services to the arts in 1998.

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*Starred Review* Mortimer expanded his Rumpole range from short story to novel form with Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders in 2004. In this, the second full-scale Rumpole novel, Mortimer launches an all-out attack on Britain's Anti-Terror Act, which he characterizes as aiding and abetting terrorists by doing away with the hard-won rule of law. Rumpole's disturbing encounters with the devastations of the Anti-Terror Act come through his bread-and-butter connection with the Timsons, the criminal family who, through the years, has sought Rumpole for their defense. A distant Timson relative now comes to Rumpole. This woman is married to a Pakistani doctor who has been imprisoned on suspicion of terrorism. Rumpole's attempts to free this man are met with horror from Rumpole's wife ("She Who Must Be Obeyed"), disapproval from his colleagues at 4 Equity Court, and disavowal from the Timsons, who drop him as their QC of choice. Rumpole, reduced to offering advice at the Free Legal Clinic, pursues his client's right to a fair trial even as he battles his own doubts about the accused. All the usual Rumpolean marvels of language and characterization are here, with the addition of searing social commentary on racial prejudice and Britain's current government. A bracing, upsetting, inspiring David-and-Goliath Rumpole. Connie Fletcher
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