When your life at the Bar has been as rich as Rumpole's, the past is best avoided. Who knows what might have happened to some of the dubious characters he once represented. But in this brilliant new collection of stories, Rumpole finds the past intruding in some strange and mysterious ways.
Of course, some things remain unchanged: Pommeroy's Wine Bar and She Who Must Be Obeyed, for instance. But there's a new wind blowing too: for the first time Rumpole appears on behalf of an asylum-seeker, and - worst of all - his chambers have become a smoke-free zone. Is it time for Rumpole to rest his case.