Joe Simpson

Joe Simpson

Former mountaineer Joe Simpson is the author of several best-selling books, of which the first, Touching the Void, won both the NCR award and the Boardman Tasker Award. At the time of the film of Touching the Void, it became the highest grossing drama documentary in cinema history. Now, the theatre production of Touching the Void is transferring to the West End, has enjoyed 5 star reviews in the broadsheets and is attracting interest for performances internationally. The inspirational story is also told by Joe Simpson to conference audiences all over the world. For more information about Joe and all formats of Touching the Void, see His later books are This Game of Ghosts - the sequel to Touching the Void, Storms of Silence, Dark Shadows Falling, The Beckoning Silence and three novels, The Water People, The Sound of Gravity and his latest e-novel, Walking the Wrong Side of the Grass. From the African dust of the Boer War to the mud and death of Flanders, Walking the Wrong Side of the Grass tells the moving story of a young boy ripped from his idyllic life as a forester to seek revenge in the trenches of the 1st World War. It beautifully captures the innocence of childhood and the emergence of youth thrown into the brutality of war, a story of revenge which begins in a small Derbyshire village where the cotton mill has a horrifying past. Walking the Wrong Side of the Grass is powerfully written, evoking both the rhythms of a rural existence and the unrelenting slaughter of the 1st World War with equal clarity. Accessible to adults and teenage readers alike, it ends with a poignant evocation of the atrocities of the first day of the battle of the Somme, fought 100 years ago. Here is an example of the reviews being posted - 5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, Epic Story 21 May 2019 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase Could not put this book down, the vivid descriptions of every little detail were stunning, and helped you really feel what the characters in this story went through. I shed a tear at the end, so poignant, so sad, yet also uplifting. Cannot wait for another story from this author. Editor's note - Walking the Wrong Side of the Grass may prove to be Joe Simpson's greatest work yet!
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