By John Mortimer
Illustrated by Paul Fox
1999 (1994), 7th Printing ~ The Folio Society, London
Sewn binding. Decorative light lavender cloth over boards with silver accenting. Silver lettering on spine. Reddish cardboard slipcase. 9.5", 136 pages, black & white illustrations, contents, introduction
Near Fine Book in Near Fine Sleeve (slipcase). A few light scuff lines on one side of the slipcase.
From the Introduction by John Mortimer ~
About eighteen years ago I though I needed a character, like Maigret or Sherlock Holmes, to keep me alive in my old age. I wanted a sort of detective, who could be the hero of a number of stories but whose personality and approach to life were more important than the crimes with which he was concerned. He would have to be a comic character, as well as being courageous and more than usually astute, because I believe life to be best portrayed as comedy. ... So, from a collection of characters, Horace Rumpole was born.