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Worlds Apart

Gavin Young
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571251056
Date Published
16.04.2009
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Summary

This volume collects the best of Gavin Young’s journalism. These pieces, by turn elegant, vivid and compassionate, display his acute understanding of the varied worlds in which we live.

‘Young is a born raconteur. His writing is full of visual impressions and touches of sensibility. He is driven more by people than by seats of power. But it is difficult to be a compassionate journalist without appearing soppy or sentimental. Young often achieves it. One finishes Worlds Apart exhilarated, moved, angered and enthralled: a tribute to its quality.’ Jon Swain, Sunday Times

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Gavin Young (1929-2001) was a journalist, writer, and briefly a member of MI6. As a journalist, he was most associated with the Observer, being in the words of Mark Frankland’s obituary ‘a star foreign correspondent’. When disenchantment with journalism set in he turned to the writing of books. The two most famous ones are Slow Boats to China and its…

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