Where There's A Will

Where There's A Will

Book - 2005 | 1st American ed.
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John Mortimer is best known for his stories about the lovable and disheveled barrister Horace Rumpole, the “great defender of muddled and sinful humanity.” But he is also an accomplished memoirist, screenwriter, librettist, playwright, and former barrister. Now, at the age of eighty-one, he wonders what he should pass on to the next generation. In Where There’s a Will, Mortimer ponders this question and writes about the (nonmaterial) things he believes enrich our experience of life. From the pleasures of drink and outdoor sex (though not necessarily together) to the justification of the odd lie and a vision of God as the Grand Perhaps, Where There’s a Will is Mortimer’s witty and wise, occasionally outrageous, and always thought-provoking examination of what it means to truly live and live well.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2005.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780670034093
Branch Call Number: 824.914 MORTIME
Characteristics: xiv, 238 p. ; 19 cm.


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May 19, 2010

This is a dull, dull book.
Do not think that reading Mortimer will be like reading Rumpole. This is not even a bio. Mortimer have his say on several subjects. In the end we know that he loves Shakespeare, Byron, Montaigne and the rest. This is not what I wanted to read. So... Let's go back to Rumpole...


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