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This beautifully produced volume - colour plates, outstanding maps - is a landmark achievement.' - Ken McGoogan, author of Fatal Passage`I absolutely loved it: I had to read it at one sitting .
If you've ever wondered what happened to the young fellow from Malta who bought his grandfather an altar... If you're concerned about the camper called Jack who found a huge snake in his pack... And if you suspect that an eccentric landowner called Grey spent Christmas a very strange way. This book has all the answers.
Michael Palin's bestselling diaries of the 1980s, including the filming of THE MEANING OF LIFE and A FISH CALLED WANDA.
Michael Palin's bestselling diaries before, during and after Monty Python.
From the inimitable Michael Palin comes the warm and witty story of an everyman, a tantalising offer, a journey to India and the search for the truth. Includes Reading Group Notes.
Michael Palin's hilarious novel, a "New York Times" Notable Book, is a tale of a man learning to stand up for what he believes in--just like Ernest Hemingway.
No.1 bestseller Michael Palin's epic journey from the North Pole to the South Pole.
New edition of No.1 bestseller Michael Palin's first travel book of his incredible journey around the world.
No. 1 bestseller and superstar doing what he does best, introducing millions of avid readers to little-known peoples and places.
Michael Palin tackles the full length of the Himalaya in this terrific number one bestseller
10 years in different directions. The third volume of Michael Palin's celebrated diaries.
Is the truth really what we make it?From the inimitable Michael Palin, a warm and intelligent novel about good intentions and human frailty.'A feel-good story leaving the reader on a real high' OBSERVERKeith Mabbut has been offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to pen the biography of the elusive Hamish Melville, a highly influential activist and humanitarian. Feeling that his life has reached a crossroad, he seizes the chance to write something meaningful.His search to find out the real story behind the legend takes Mabbut to the lush landscapes and environmental hotspots of India. The more he discovers about Melville, the more he admires him - and the more he connects with an idealist who wanted to make a difference. But is his quarry really who he claims to be? As Keith discovers, the truth can be whatever we make it...'THE TRUTH is the perfect example of [Palin's] literary brilliance' STYLIST'An ingeniously plotted book, beautifully written and hugely enjoyable' DAILY TELEGRAPH
Drawn from his published diaries, this is Michael Palin's account of the making of the Monty Python TV and stage shows, films, books and albums. Monty Python at Work opens on 8th July 1969 with Michael Palin's diary entry for the first day of filming on the very first episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus. The diary entries that follow - up until the opening of their final feature film, The Meaning of Life, in 1983 - chart the tumultuous story of how the now famous shows and films were conceived and brought to life. Palin records the evolution of Monty Python's comic style, the moments of creative inspiration as well as discord, the persistent self-doubt, and the happy accidents that shaped what are now classic comedy moments. He captures too the group's many anarchic exploits (John Cleese in a bikini; driving a Budget Rent-a-Van up Glencoe in full chainmail; filming 'Scott of the Sahara' on the beach at Torquay'), as well as their battles with BBC suits, budget-conscious film producers and self-appointed censors. Thanks to Palin's as-it-happened accounts, we are taken behind the scenes to watch with unrivalled intimacy the creative processes that led to the finished work, seeing how it was actually put together. By distilling everything about the Pythons at work, this edition of Palin's diaries serves as an intimate guide to the legendary shows, films, books and albums. It will delight Python fans everywhere, and be a source of instruction and inspiration to those who seek to follow in their footsteps. 'No writer-performer has combined professional hilarity and personal sanity more successfully than Michael Palin. Anyone interested in how comedy happens should hang on his every word.' David Mitchell 'Michael Palin's rollercoaster account of Python's glory years' The Stage 'Palin is a natural diarist and this amusing and barmy collection of day-by-day extracts gives a peek into the creative process of the comedy troupe' Daily Mail