Modern Classics Clinging To The Wreckage (Penguin Modern Classics)
Clinging to the Wreckage is the first part of John Mortimer's acclaimed autobiography. Here he recounts his solitary childhood in the English countryside, with affectionate portraits of his remote parents - an increasingly unconventional barrister father, whose blindness must never be mentioned, battling earwigs in the mutinous garden, and a vague and endlessly patient mother. As a boy dreaming of...
Series: Penguin Modern Classics (Book 496)
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Penguin Classic (November 16, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.6 x 7.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 1669141
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“Very interesting book, sometimes very informative (eg about his time as a judge), sometimes funny, sometimes moving. Recommended, even to readers who may find Rumpole a little laborious....”
a tap-dancing career on the stage and forming a one-boy communist cell at boarding school, his father pushes him to pursue the law, where Mortimer embarks on the career that was to inspire his hilarious and immortal literary creations. Told with great humour and touching honesty, this is a magnificent achievement by one of Britain's best-loved writers.