Friday, January 16, 2009

John Mortimer, Creator of Rumpole, Dead at 85

The New York Times released online today an obituary for John Mortimer, which I think will be in the "paper" version tomorrow. I'm sorry for the loss of this persistent and clever storyteller of the British bar. Moreover, the defense of civil rights and free speech has lost a staunch advocate.

[Addition, 1/17] For the British take on Mortimer's life and on Rumpole of the Bailey, click here.

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