James A. Simpson's new book is a perceptive look at the subject of ageing -- not just the 'woes that wait on age' but also the many delights of growing older...
He writes: 'Believing as I do that the most entrancing words in any language are "Once upon a time...", this book, like many of my previous books, is full of stories, stories which ... not only gave me food for thought, but caused me to laugh. I hope the stories will also cause the readers to stop, think and chuckle. We get better wrinkles from laughing than frowning...'
The royalties from this book will go to Cystic Fibrosis charities. From his books and speaking engagements, Dr Simpson has raised over £70,000 for Cystic Fibrosis research and support.
For 21 years Dr James A. Simpson was minister of Dornoch Cathedral in the Scottish Highlands. During his time there he not only served as captain of the Royal Dornoch Golf Club, but wrote many books, some of which, like Holy Wit and Life, Love and Laughter, topped Scottish bestseller charts. Dr Simpson is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers, at home and abroad. He is also much in demand as an after-dinner speaker.
In 1992 he was appointed chaplain to the Queen in Scotland. Two years later he was elected Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
Dr Simpson has long believed that in any lecture, discussion or debate a little comic relief does no harm, no matter how serious the topic may be.