Clinging To the Wreckage

Mortimer, John

£9.99

The creator of the character of Rumpole, a playwright, the son who immortalised a parent in ‘A Voyage Round My Father’, this book is the first volume of John Mortimer’s autobiography. ‘Clinging to the Wreckage’ won the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Award.

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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 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.

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Weight 191 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 15 mm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

223

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.914 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K