In the original dustsheet. Black cloth binding with gilt title on the spine.
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An interesting take on foreign affairs. Of course, John Simpson was there when a lot of these events happened, as an observer, not a participant. It’s interesting to hear his take on them, and of course the effort taken for us to see his reports. Surprising that we seem to take these reports for granted, without realising the work it involves.
Review: It’s well worth checking the reviews before buying this book as I think the title is a little misleading. Simpson is unquestionably an intelligent writer and can be endearingly self-deprecating (African asylum story) and this is when I think he managed to hold my attention best. However those who are expecting fascinating tales from Simpson’s vast travels will be sorely disappointed. To be fair the author does touch on many of his Afghan and other experiences (usually at the beginning of each new chapter) but then loses the plot half way through the page and returns to his undoubtedly favourite subject, The BBC. The BBC seems to be the main focus of the book and also the inspiration for the title. An ok! read but not as fascinating as I had hoped.
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