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Strange places, questionable people

Author: John Simpson
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this autobiography, BBC foreign news editor, John Simpson reflects on his career. His experiences range from being punched in the stomach by Harold Wilson, posing as a mercenary in Zaire, escaping summary execution in Beirut, to tangling with the cocaine barons of Colombia.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Simpson; John Simpson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Simpson
ISBN: 0333724208 9780333724200 0333724194 9780333724194
OCLC Number: 40910600
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 560 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: John Simpson.

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A thematic weaving together of Simpson's adventures as a BBC correspondent. Simpson remembers some of the unusual places he has visited and some of those he wishes he hadn't with anecdotes on  Read more...

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This is the second volume of autobiography from Simpson who, from 1966, has been one of the BBC's main news journalists. It follows honourably in the tradition of the earlier, very successful Strange Read more...

 
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