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The Summer of a Dormouse: A Year of Growing Old Disgracefully

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One day John Mortimer is checking a reference in his "Complete Shakespeare" when the page falls open in the middle of "Henry VI, Part II" and his eye catches hold of two lines: "This evil here shall be my substitute; For that John Mortimer which now is dead..." Though the room goes suddenly cold, Shakespeare's acter is of course another person in another place, and "this" John Mortimer -novelist, playwright, erstwhile barrister and scourge of both Tories and New Labour - happily lives on through another gloriously full year ...

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The Summer of a Dormouse: A Year of Growing Old Disgracefully
2001, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140291124

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The Summer of a Dormouse: A Year of Growing Old Disgracefully
2001, Penguin Audiobooks, London

ISBN-13: 9780141803401

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The Summer of a Dormouse: A Year of Growing Old Disgracefully
2000, Viking, London

ISBN-13: 9780670891061

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