Called To The Bar
So farewell then, John Mortimer. Raconteur, essayist and creator of Horace Rumpole-who was known to enjoy the odd bottle of Chateau Thames Embankment. I had the pleasure of hearing him speak at literary lunches and at the odd book signing and he was always good value for money. His maxim "I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward." is worth remebering as well.