Description - Days from a Different World by John Simpson
A new volume of memoirs in which John Simpson turns his sights on his own childhood, and paints a vivid picture of Britain in the 1940s and 50s.This is not a mere exercise in nostalgia, rather it is a journey through the England of the late 1940s in all its shabby wonder and it will also tell the somewhat strange and often deeply painful story of John Simpson's family. Here we meet his father and his grandmother, who is still living in the small and rather depressing south London suburb which his family had built and dominated, and finally declined with. We learn, too, of the broken marriages and the unfulfilled lives, of the people who had died, and of the lives which were just beginning. Candid, beautifully written and touching, Days from a Different World will enchant all those who read it.
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(197mm x 130mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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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 and, most recently, The Wars Against Saddam.