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January 16, 2009


Satwant Pannu

A great loss to British literature...my sincerest condolences to John Mortimer's wife and daughters.


A loss to readers around the world. Rumpole will always be my favorite crime fiction character.

Charles Finch

Don't think any book spoke to me more when I was a teenager than "Clinging to the Wreckage." I can't believe we're out of Rumpoles.


A great loss to the world of crime fiction, and the world in general. In this sad era of prosecutors as heroes (hey, that's why they call it fiction), let's raise a last glass of Chateau Thames Embankment to the Great Defender.

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