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Clinging to the Wreckage

John Mortimer

Creator of the mysteries starring the beloved English barrister, Horace Rumpole, John Mortimer paints a spirited portrait of his own colorful life in his quirky autobiography, Clinging to the Wreckage. With wit and style, he takes you from his austere childhood in a 1930s British boarding school to his successful dual career in law and writing during the 1980s. Raised on his barrister father's sordid tales of divorce cases, young John Mortimer grew up to view the world with an acute sense for the absurd. As an adult, he has maintained his huge appetite for laughter and life despite his daily legal work defending violent criminals and handling shipwrecked marriages. Novelist, playwright, and esteemed former barrister, John Mortimer draws on his many talents to create his wry, urbane memoirs. Patrick Tull's splendid narration of this sophisticated book will have you laughing out loud and asking for more.

Creator of the mysteries starring the beloved English barrister, Horace Rumpole, John Mortimer paints a spirited portrait of his own colorful life in his quirky autobiography, Clinging to the Wreckage. With wit and style, he takes you from his austere childhood in a 1930s British boarding school to his successful dual career in law and writing during the 1980s. Raised on his barrister father's sordid tales of divorce cases, young John Mortimer grew up to view the world with an acute sense for the absurd. As an adult, he has maintained his huge appetite for laughter and life despite his daily legal work defending violent criminals and handling shipwrecked marriages. Novelist, playwright, and esteemed former barrister, John Mortimer draws on his many talents to create his wry, urbane memoirs. Patrick Tull's splendid narration of this sophisticated book will have you laughing out loud and asking for more.
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Creator of the mysteries starring the beloved English barrister, Horace Rumpole, John Mortimer paints a spirited portrait of his own colorful life in his quirky autobiography, Clinging to the Wreckage. With wit and style, he takes you from his austere childhood in a 1930s British boarding school to his successful dual career in law and writing during the 1980s. Raised on his barrister father's sordid tales of divorce cases, young John Mortimer grew up to view the world with an acute sense for the absurd. As an adult, he has maintained his huge appetite for laughter and life despite his daily legal work defending violent criminals and handling shipwrecked marriages. Novelist, playwright, and esteemed former barrister, John Mortimer draws on his many talents to create his wry, urbane memoirs. Patrick Tull's splendid narration of this sophisticated book will have you laughing out loud and asking for more.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Patrick Tull

Length:

8h 54m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

24:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

28:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

24:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

26:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:54


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

26:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

24:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:49