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Days From A Different World

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John Simpson's best-selling memoir of his childhood, through which he also paints a vivid picture of Britain in the 1940s
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Published September 15th 2006 by Pan Publishing (first published September 2nd 2005)
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Bernie
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
A touching and raw review of Simpsons life and family. Well constructed, articulate, revealing and brave. Everything we need in an autobiography. I sank deep into it and felt I knew the man - and liked him - better than I had.
Susan
Jul 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very distinctive approach to the writing of an autobiography and social history as John Simpson recalls his childhood growing up in London in the 1940's and early 1950's and links it with the political, national and international events of the time. He paints a vivid picture of England in the war and its aftermath and recounts the painful story of his family, shaped by the experiences of two world wars. Bountifully written with touching portraits of his argumentative parents, who spent more ...more
Steve Chilton
Oct 27, 2011 rated it liked it
A fascinating memoir, interweaving his very strange early life with the stories of the time. In tears at both the part where he has to choose between his argumentative parents at the age of six, and when reflecting on the last of his close family passing on.
Elke
Apr 05, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anybody
a lot about the time in England during the 2. world war and afterwards. He makes it interesting by discribing his life with his parents as a 5 year old, but also adds British history of the time.
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John Cody Fidler-Simpson CBE is an English foreign correspondent. He is world affairs editor of BBC News, the world's biggest broadcast news service. One of the most travelled reporters ever, he has spent all his working life at the corporation. He has reported from more than 120 countries, including thirty war zones, and has interviewed numerous world leaders.

Simpson was born in Cleveleys,
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