Reporting from around the world

2008-01-09 00:00

BBC reporter John Simpson is a prolific writer — by my count this is his sixth thick book drawing on his experiences reporting from various hotspots around the world. To that you can add the account of his childhood, Days From a Different World. That book, along with Strange Places, Questionable People, was more directly autobiographical.

A more reflective section of the book deals with the birth of his son, Rafe. This is approached from the view of a father now in his 60s and is unashamedly trite, as are many of Simpson’s conclusions about life and the meaning thereof. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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