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Simpson & I: Between Two Worlds is a behind-the-scenes account of some of the most daring and memorable stories which have appeared on the Ten O’clock News. Reading like a ‘how-did-they-do-it’ factual thriller, it reveals the highly competitive world of international journalism, with astonishing revelations about how stories are discovered, developed and reported – the nail biting touch and go moments, the less obvious dangers and the remarkable skill and raw courage it takes to get the news that we all watch while safely tucked up in our safe and civilised society.

Brimming with colourful characters, geographical locations, history, politics, and even the taste of exotic foods, it also documents Oggy’s working relationship with one of the biggest names in broadcasting. John Simpson has often referred to their work as a ‘partnership’. And like most partnerships, theirs was fraught with tension. Oggy has not shied away from painting a ‘warts and all’ portrait of both the man and their working relationship.

Threaded through the tapestry of reporting on international conflicts and towering world events are Oggy’s private observations which are invariably thought-provoking, astute and arresting. Whether writing about the intimate world of odious dictators and their murderous political regimes, his family, his colleagues, or political comparisons and analysis, there is always a restless curiosity and uncompromising perception that is informed by his unique background of being ‘between two worlds’.