Rumpole Misbehaves

Version: Unabridged
Author: John Clifford Mortimer
Narrator: Bill Wallis
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Mystery, Thriller & Horror, Literature, Short Stories, Detective Stories
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
Published In: November 2007
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours, 30 minutes
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Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) may be the pride and joy of the New Labour Party, but they don't cut much ice with Horace Rumpole--he takes the old-fashioned view that if anyone is going to be threatened with a restriction of their liberty then some form of legal proceeding ought to be gone through first. Not that Hilda agrees, of course, but she's too busy completing her memoirs to dissuade him from taking an interest when one of the Timson children is given an ASBO for playing football in the street. And pretty soon he realizes something fishy is going on. Why are the residents pursuing their vendetta against the Timson boy quite so strongly? Could they have a sinister reason for not wanting him on their street?

Reviews (3)


Written by Anonymous on August 21st, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I thoroughly enjoyed watching Rumpole on PBS's series and was looking forward to listening a new story. I was not disappointed. The characters are well drawn. There's plenty of humour. A good mix of courtroom drama and everyday goings-on around the Old Bailey. My only complaint is that it was too short.

liked it

Written by Anonymous on August 18th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 4/5

liked this book very much. was too short i sooo wanted more of it!

What fun!

Written by Anonymous on March 4th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This was my first Rumpole book and I look forward to more. Such a great character - smart, funny, and so respectfully subversive. I was slow to try audio books, but can't help but believe that the narrator's presentation actually added something to this story for me.

Author Details

Author Details

Mortimer, John Clifford

About the Editor:
John Mortimer is author of Rumpole of the Bailey, the Leslie Titmuss books, Voyage Round My Father, and other volumes.