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Joe Simpson's Twitter spat with students

28 May 2012

Joe Simpson's Twitter spat with students

Touching The Void author faces teenage Twitter mob after they object to having to study his book on mountain survival.

Climber Joe Simpson survived after being left for dead with a broken leg on the mountains of Peru; GCSE English students apparently did not enjoy his tale of survival.

One pupil tweeted: 'You seem like a nice chap, but why the f*** did you have to write that book?'
Another wrote: 'Your book is s*** and you should feel bad.'

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