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Leo McKern as Rumpole of the Bailey / Credit: Thames TV

The actress Emily Mortimer once wrote a charming essay about her doting father, John, the novelist who created Rumpole of the Bailey, and…

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Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book columnist for Glamour and book editor of The Plain Dealer.

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Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book columnist for Glamour and book editor of The Plain Dealer.

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