From the creator of the Rumpole stories--a novel of middle-class do-gooding gone awry

Fans of John Mortimer and his popular Rumpole mysteries will love "Quite Honestly," a comedy filled with a delightful cast of characters and Mortimer's unique and entertaining take on a life of crime. Life couldn't be better for Lucinda Purefoy--college educated, with a steady boyfriend and a job offer in advertising. With all this good fortune, isn't it appropriate for her to give something back to society? Armed with only good intentions, she joins Social Carers, Reformers and Praeceptors (SCRAP, for short), a misguided organization that recruits women to becomes guides, philosophers, and friends to ex-convicts coming out of prison. Once she meets her charge, Terry Keegan, the ensuing hilarity and mishaps produce a signature Mortimer tale, full of wit and surprise.


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Mortimer is the master of a crisp, witty, eminently readable prose style. ("Los Angeles Times")

Kick back and put yourself in the hands of a master. ("Detroit Free Press")

No one is better than Mortimer at cataloging the thousand fusty eccentricities of English domestic and public life. . . . There is not a page that doesn't crackle with wit. ("Newsday")

General Fields

  • : 9780143038641
  • : Penguin Books
  • : February 2007
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 15mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 823.914
  • : 207