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voyage round my father..

John Mortimer

voyage round my father..

by John Mortimer

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Published by Methuen in London .
Written in English


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Pagination86p.
Number of Pages86
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20052938M

  Share via Email T he voyage may be a circuitous one, but there are interesting sights along the way in this revival of John Mortimer's affectionate but not rose-tinted memoir of his father. A Voyage Round My Father act 1 () 12 Copy quote I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There is no pleasure worth foregoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward.

A voyage round my father: a play. [John Mortimer] Voyage round my father. London ; New York: Samuel French, (OCoLC) Named Person: John Mortimer; John Mortimer: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: John Mortimer. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number. Find A Voyage Round My Father by Mortimer, John at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers.

A Voyage Round My Father, the Dock Brief, and What Shall We Tell Caroline? by John Mortimer A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear.   Culture > Books > Reviews Kid Gloves: A Voyage Round My Father by Adam Mars-Jones, book review A humorous and heartbreaking story of growing up in the shadow of a great man.


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He is the hero of the narrative, albeit the son resembles the father more and more, as he grows up and then old. I listened earlier to an adaptation for the BBC. There is also a film based on John.

A Voyage Round My Father by John Mortimer/5. The "Voyage Round My Father" sub-title, as well as being a tribute to M-J Senior's fellow luminary legal-eagle John Mortimer, is also a neat summation of the author's attempts to navigate his father's foibles and failings when alive, and then post-mortem, his attempts to review his father in the light of distance and different perspectives/5(19).

That brings us to 'A Voyage Round My Father', which looks at John Mortimer's relationship with his blind barrister father over a number of years.

Slightly self-indulgent it may be, but there is no denying the fact that their relationship is both fascinating and by: 8. The entire story revolves around him.

Unfortunately, the story is dark, bitter, and nasty, and Olivier, as the father, makes your flesh crawl. Bates is entirely miscast. A child actor played the son through And then, when the war is on, three years later or so, the son suddenly is a year-old/5(12).

A very touching drama of a father/son relationship, both being lawyers, with both portraying actors no longer living.

The father, Clifford Mortimer (Laurence Olivier) lost his sight while his son, John (Alan Bates-'Gosford Park'), was a youth.4/5. Subtitled A Voyage Round My Father (borrowing from John Voyage round my father. book memorable biography), this is a subtle and charming memoir from one of Britains leading gay writers.

William Mars-Jones was a Queens Counsel, a Knight and a High Court Judge/5. A Voyage Round My Father by Sir John Mortimer,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(86). A Voyage Round My Father Starring Laurence Olivier, this humorous, heartwarming drama from the creator of Rumpole of the Bailey portrays the difficult but enduring love between father.

John Mortimer's autobiographical play Voyage 'Round My Father was given a class-A TV adaptation in Mortimer, best known for his Rumpole of the Bailey stories, has fashioned an unexpurgated 5/5(1).

A voyage round my father. [John Mortimer] -- John Mortimer's autobiographical play is the affectionate portrait of a son's relationship with his father.

Growing up in the shadow of the brilliant barrister, who adored his garden and hated. A Voyage Round My Father (Oberon Modern Plays) by Mortimer, John. Oberon Books.

PAPERBACK. X Softcover. Minor shelf-wear. Free of any markings and no writing. For Additional Information or pictures, Please Inquire. Fine. A Voyage Round My Father () A Voyage Round My Father.

Before creating the beloved courtroom drama Rumpole of the Bailey (), writer John Mortimer found inspiration in his own life for this portrait of a difficult but enduring love between See full summary»/10(). Kid Gloves is a highly entertaining book about (among other things) families, the legal profession, and the vexed question of Welsh identity.

It is necessarily also a book about the writer himself - and the implausible, long-delayed moment, some years before, when he told his sexually conservative father about his own orientation, taking the.

Genre/Form: Drama: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Mortimer, John, Voyage round my father.

London, Methuen, (OCoLC) A voyage round my father. [John Mortimer] -- In John Mortimer's most famous and highly autobiographical play, a young man looks back on an unconventional childhood and youth overshadowed by his irascible and eccentric father. A Voyage Round My Father’s Artwork (with apologies to John Mortimer).

Recently, while scanning some items of my own childhood artwork, I realized that one of the books of drawings included a few sketches drawn by my father. The book was produced when I. A Voyage Round My Father Synopsis: Before creating the beloved courtroom drama Rumpole of the Bailey, writer John Mortimer found inspiration in his own life for this portrait of a difficult but enduring love between father and son in midth-century Britain/ Buy A Voyage Round My Father (Oberon Modern Plays): 1 by Sir John Mortimer (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(6). Laurence Olivier, Alan Bates, Elizabeth Sellars and Jane Asher in the television version of John Mortimer's autobiographical play. 'Voyage Round My Father' Sails On By MICHAEL BILLINGTON. ONDON -- John Mortimer's ''A Voyage Round My Father'' has become one of the longest journeys in media history.

The work began as three half- hour sketches for BBC-Radio in It then became a prize-winning one- hour BBC-Television play in Mr. The "Voyage Round My Father" sub-title, as well as being a tribute to M-J Senior's fellow luminary legal-eagle John Mortimer, is also a neat summation of the author's attempts to navigate his father's foibles and failings when alive, and then post-mortem, his attempts to review his father in the light of distance and different perspectives/5(23).His play A Voyage Round My Father, given its first radio broadcast inis autobiographical, recounting his experiences as a young barrister and his relationship with his blind father.

It was memorably televised by BBC Television in with Mark Dignam in the title e works: A Voyage Round My Father, Rumpole of .Kid Gloves: a Voyage Round My Father by Adam Mars-Jones (Particular Books) takes a family situation that would have prompted many writers to gory score-settling - a liberal gay son providing end-of-life care to his father, a homophobic Tory judge - and produces an account that manages to be tender, sharp and funny while being kinder to the subject than you might expect and tougher on the writer who is sitting .