Saturday, December 18, 2010

Cross-examining according to Rumpole

"Cross-examining," I explained to Edmund, "is not the art of examining crossly.  I was polite to Mr X.  I treated him like a friend.  I led him gently by the hand up the garden path and dropped him in the compost heap.  I'm sorry you missed it."
-Mortimer, John.  "Rumpole and the Boy" in A Rumpole Christmas (New York: Viking, 2009), 63

Sunday, December 12, 2010

I have my enthusiasms.  Right now it's Orwell.  Here's the essay Bookshop Memories at the blog George Orwell Novels.  Orwell writes,
In a town like London there are always plenty of not quite certifiable lunatics walking the streets, and they tend to gravitate towards bookshops, because a bookshop is one of the few places where you can hang about for a long time without spending any money. 

Fritz's shared items