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Ebook Mad World, My Masters: Tales from a Traveller's Life by John Cody Fidler-Simpson read! Book Title: Mad World, My Masters: Tales from a Traveller's Life
The author of the book: John Cody Fidler-Simpson
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9780330355674
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 3.21 MB
Edition: Pan Books (UK)
Date of issue: May 1st 2006
ISBN: 0330355678

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Its official, John Simpson is my complete and utter hero, my Indiana Jones, the person who's job I would like to have more than anyone else's (though i would be too scared to do it) and my inspiration for all my possible future career ambitions! The ultimate travel book (where hasn't this guy been to?), Simpson is brilliant at capturing scenes and bringing them to life, whether it is staying in grotty hotels, bluffing his way through immigration on numerous occasions without a passport, interviewing dictators, chatting to drugs barons, having tea with MI5 or buying carpets. Some really jaw dropping stuff in there that they'd never tell u on the BBC!

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Ebook Mad World, My Masters: Tales from a Traveller's Life read Online! 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, Lancashire; his family later moved to Dunwich, Suffolk. His great grandfather was Samuel Franklin Cowdery (later known as Samuel Franklin Cody), an American showman in the style of Buffalo Bill Cody, who became a British citizen and was an early pioneer of manned flight in the UK. Simpson reveals in his autobiography that his father was an anarchist. That didn't prevent him from getting a top-notch education: he was sent to Dulwich College Preparatory School and St Paul's, and read English at Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he was editor of Granta magazine. In 1965 he was a member of the Magdalene University Challenge team. A year later Simpson started as a trainee sub-editor at BBC radio news.

Simpson became a BBC reporter in 1970. He describes in his autobiography how on his very first day the then prime minister Harold Wilson, angered by the sudden and impudent, as he saw it, appearance of the novice's microphone, punched him in the stomach.

Simpson was the BBC's political editor from 1980 till 1981. He presented the Nine O'Clock News from 1981 till 1982 and became diplomatic editor in 1982. He had also served as a correspondent in South Africa, Brussels and Dublin. He became BBC world affairs editor in 1988.


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