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Where There's a Will By John Mortimer,

  • Title: Where There's a Will
  • Author: John Mortimer
  • ISBN: 9780670034093
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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, MorJohn 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.
    Where There s a Will 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 scree

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    1. This book essentially contains of that which has gone before Summer of a Dormouse et al I could well imagine the editor at Viking Penguin scratching his her its head for a title for another book out of the master possibly a last opportunity before the Great Man toddled off to meet, or maybe not to meet, The Grand Perhaps Cynicism laid aside, Mortimer does not disappoint He knows exactly when and how to ridicule himself At university I took for a while, to purple corduroy trousers, bow ties and [...]

    2. Varied musings from John Mortimer, in terms of what wisdom he has to pass on to coming generations humorous as always

    3. If you enjoy the many popular stories about that stout defender of due process, Horace Rumpole, you will probably also like this memoir by John Mortimer, the author the Rumpole stories and many other fine plays and novels What I ve liked best about Rumpole is his world view and, perhaps not surprisingly, Mortimer shares many of the opinions of his famous character and not a few of his eccentricities.In a series of essays and reflections written in the legacy stage of his life, Mortimer offers hi [...]

    4. Mortimer writes well and humorously Memoirs can sometimes lead to tedious rants on the world or excessive self glorification and justification, but Mortimer is willing to laugh at himself and his own views on the world that he gently pokes fun at the rest of the world is also greatly entertaining These are views of a man who has come to terms with himself and the world, views that may echo some popular ideologies or at least, ideologies popular in Mortimer s times , but which he has reflected up [...]

    5. Reading and viewing Rumpole of the Bailey over the years one could imagine the creator John Mortimer as a bit of a character In reading this book the supposition is confirmed outright This is a light but cogent reflection on the words of Richard III Shakespeare Let s choose executors and talk of wills anticipating his imminent demise Mortimer reviews and reflects what he would like to leave his decedents and us It is a smart and highly amusing reflection on our collective lives and what really i [...]

    6. Having reached old age, John Mortimer shares what he believes to be the secrets of life with his customary wit and insight My main problem with this is that he has shared many of them before between a third and a half of the observations and anecdotes are cut and pasted from The Summer of a Dormouse , so that although this is enjoyable, it is also lazy, cynical publishing Don t read it if you ve already read the earlier book.

    7. My sister Gill gave me this book to read which she just loved I enjoyed it too John Mortimer has a unique voice and this book is his swan song and talks about what we truly leave posterity It is a compendium of his views on life and advice on everything from what to wear, what to worry about and the joys of al fresco sex It is a quick and easy read It makes me want to read by him.

    8. Mortimer s writing is always delightful, and this has been living in my desk draw at work, to be snatched for an anecdote while waiting for something to process or while grabbing a quick cuppa in my office.

    9. Re read in light of Mr M s passing Brilliant collection of aphorisms and genuine sense of passing on a lifetime s experience and wisdom Particularly like the bit about finding complete happiness while peeing into a bucket in Basingstoke.

    10. A delightful read from a masterful raconteur Approaching the end of his life, he passes on his collected wisdom on a number of topics, including art, literature, writing, music, food, drink, the tyranny of majorities, believing in something, living with children, giving money to beggars, etc.

    11. The author of the Rumpole stories writes amusing essays, except when he whines too much about the Blair government

    12. Abandoned Just not my cup of tea Cannot judge the book, as could be a good read it this is your type of book.

    13. Agree with Mortimer, those who think they know it all usually know the least those who think they have all the answers have always lost the plot.

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