Not Quite World's End
A Traveller's Tales Unabridged
By (author) John Simpson
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Not Quite World's End by John Simpson
Book DescriptionIn "Not Quite World's End", Simpson offers a lively and upbeat look at the challenges and the changes the world has gone through in his life and long career. In it, he looks at the world and takes the perhaps surprising view that it's actually not nor will be the end of the world. His vivid prose, his clear-sightedness and the wonderful anecdotes about the many strange people and places he has come across - from emperors to movie stars, from Chelsea to China - all add up to a richly satisfying read. And with his long experience and his remarkable ability to explain what's really going on out there, he offers us all a crumb of comfort in desperate times. 'He is a very fine journalist' - Nelson Mandela. 'Inspirational, anecdotal, humorous and chilling. Simpson's unbiased accounts are riveting' - Bob Geldof.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780330435604
(197mm x 130mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Pan Books
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Word Detective, Hardback (October 2016)
The former chief editor of theOxford English Dictionarydescribes his thirty-seven year journey through words, enlivened by entertaining and erudite digressions into the English language itself."
We Chose to Speak of War and Strife, Hardback (October 2016)
From distinguished foreign correspondent John Simpson, a fascinating history of what it is to risk life and limb to bring home news of the troubled world.
First English Dictionary 1604, Paperback (September 2015)
Contrary to popular belief, the author of the first English dictionary is not Samuel Johnson, but Robert Cawdrey, who published his Table Alphabeticall in 1604 - nearly 150 years before Johnson's dictionary.
First English Dictionary of Slang 1699, Paperback (September 2015)» View all books by John Simpson
The first work dedicated solely to the subject of slang words and their meanings, this book is a lost gem originally intended to educate the polite London classes in the parlance of thieves and ruffians, should they be so unlucky as to wander into the 'wrong' parts of town.
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Author Biography - John Simpson
John Simpson is the BBC's World Affairs Editor. He has twice been the Royal Television Society's Journalist of the Year. He has also won three BAFTAs, including the Richard Dimbleby award in 1991 and the News and Current Affairs award in 2000 for his coverage, with the BBC News team, of the Kosovo conflict. He has written three volumes of autobiography, Strange Places, Questionable People , A Mad World, My Masters and News from No Man's Land, The Wars Against Saddam and, most recently, a childhood memoir, Days from a Different World.
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