Friday, January 16, 2009

And one more...

By an amazing coincidence, I am, at this very moment, reading "Paradise Postponed," a novel by John Mortimer who died this morning. The headline in the NY Times is wonderful: "John Mortimer, Creator of Rumpole." I've always loved the Rumpole mysteries, both written and Leo McKerned, but I'd never read any of his novels. So far, I like Rumpole better. There's not much of a better tribute, I would think, than to know that something you created will remain after you have gone. Leo McKern is dead and John Mortimer is dead, but Rumpole will live on.

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