Touching the Void book review – Joe Simpson

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Joe Simpson’s book “Touching the Void” was publised in 1988; translated into 23 languages and achieved sales of 500,000 across all editions.

Considered to be an excellent piece of literature, Touching the Void is now being used by the UK school curriculum. Lesson plans have been designed around the book in the hope of boosting school boy’s interest in the English language.

Touching the Void won both the NCR Award for Non-Fiction and the Boardman Tasker Award, and is regarded as a classic of mountaineering writing, with a broad, enduring appeal.

With currently 498 videos on Youtube, 1,680 on Google and 78,500 blog articles on the subject, Touching the Void has been a phenomenal success!

Touching the Void is now published as a Vintage Classic, and two of his other backlist titles, This Game of Ghosts and Storms of Silence, have also recently been repackaged in Vintage.

Joe Simpson has recently made another film for television, based on his book “The Beckoning Silence”. We currently have what we believe to be the last 10 brand new copies of the Beckoning Silence available in hardback. They have been signed by Joe Simpson and are available for £25.00 including delivery to the UK. If it isn’t in your collection, or you would like to have a mint condition copy, please call Joe’s office on 01202 242429 and ask for Karen.

If you are after any of Joe’s other books, we have them (except for The Water People) in either paperback or hardback.

If you would like to preorder your copy of Joe Simpson’s new novel “The Sound of Gravity” to be released on 29th September 2011, please click here and forward us your details.

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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. His later books are This Game of Ghosts – the sequel to Touching the Void -, Storms of Silence, Dark Shadows Falling, The Beckoning Silence and one previous novel, The Water People