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Not quite world's end : a traveller's tales

Author: John Simpson
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"John Simpson has been travelling the world as a journalist for forty years, reporting on the many disasters that have befallen us in that time. Today, at a time when many of us might legitimately believe that the end of the world truly is nigh, he takes a rather different view." "For Simpson, perhaps better than anyone, knows that though war, disease, terrorism, natural disasters and crime always seem about to  Read more...
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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: 9781405050005 1405050004 9780230701359 0230701353
OCLC Number: 148305598
Description: xi, 468 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: John Simpson.

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