From the Jan/Feb, 2016 issue of Touchstone
Farewell, Old Chessmate by Raymond J. Brown

Feature

Farewell,
Old Chessmate

John Mortimer's Rumpole of the Bailey
& the New Rules of the Game

"It is good to know that both the faithful
and the faithless can still be playing from
the same chessboard."

So wrote the late John Mortimer—barrister, author, dramatist, screenwriter, bon vivant, and a charming name-dropper—in his Where There's a Will, shortly before his death. He was referring to the fact that, over the course of his life, he, as a non-believer, had been able to share similar v . . .


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