Quite HonestlyLarge Print - 2006
"Great fun from page 1 -- honestly." - Booklist
Life couldn't be better for Lucinda Purefoy. She has a steady boyfriend, a university degree in social work, and the offer of a high-powered job in advertising. But Lucinda thinks she should do something nobler, which is how she hooks up with the Social Carers, Reformers and Praeceptors (SCRAP for short), an organization that recruits women to become mentors to ex-convicts. Soon, Lucy finds herself standing at the gate of Wormwood Scrubs waiting to greet Terry Keenan, a career burglar. What happens next confounds all expectations and produces a signature Mortimer tale full of wit and surprise in a clever novel about how some people go wrong trying to do right. Quite Honestly is John Mortimer doing what he does best -- writing provocative, brilliant, hilarious fiction about crime and punishment.