Simpson’s fresh view

PUBLISHED: 11:09 18 October 2007 | UPDATED: 12:57 04 May 2010

BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson signs a copy of his book for Helen Last, from Sutton.

BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson signs a copy of his book for Helen Last, from Sutton.

WORLD affairs editor John Simpson wowed a full house at Ely s Lady Chapel with anecdotes from his successful career with the BBC. Mr Simpson was in the city last Wednesday to promote his new book, Not Quite World s End, which is a departure from his prev

WORLD affairs editor John Simpson wowed a full house at Ely's Lady Chapel with anecdotes from his successful career with the BBC.

Mr Simpson was in the city last Wednesday to promote his new book, Not Quite World's End, which is a departure from his previous volumes of memories.

Not Quite World's End concentrates on a optimistic outlook for the world, and considers wider issues of global warming and the Middle East.

Simpson fans will not be disappointed with the wealth of anecdotes about world leaders.

Philippa McEwan of publishers Pan Macmillan said: "Since John has had his son, who is now 20 months old, he has looked at world issues from a different perspective. I think the new book reflects that and sheds new light on what it is to be a father later on in life."

Robert Topping, of Topping's Booksellers, said the event was a sell-out success.


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