Around The World In Eighty Days (Paperback)
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Around The World In Eighty Days (Paperback)

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Published: 18/04/2024
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Waterstones Says

The book that launched Michael Palin's second career as a professional traveller, Around the World in Eighty Days is a wonderfully evocative global adventure powered by the ex-Python's natural wit, empathy and bonhomie.

'The reason why the 80-day journey retains its appeal is that it is still the minimum time needed to go round the world and notice it. To see it, smell it and touch it at the same time . . .'

More than a century on from Phileas Fogg's fictional adventure around the world, Michael Palin sets out from the Reform Club to complete the route for himself. The rules are simple, but the rest of the journey will be far from straightforward. Around the World in Eighty Days takes us on a rollicking trip across the globe in the company of one of our finest travel writers. From train to ship to hot air balloon, this is an unparalleled tribute to man's ability to make life difficult for himself . . .

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781474625791
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 251 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

His easy-going charm and passion for discovery are captivating - Daily Express

Palin is as engaging a writer as he is a presenter, and one keeps turning the pages with anticipation and pleasure - Sunday Telegraph

Palin is the Python we all want to go abroad with - Observer

He observes shrewdly, writes wittily; laughs with, not at, the people he meets, and charmingly slips in a huge amount of information. His approach still towers above its imitators - Independent

The ultimate armchair travel book - Guardian

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“Around the World in Eighty Days”

Palin wrote this travel book back in 1989, so reading it in 2012, I have to say the predications and nostalgia bring a smile to one's face.
Michael is quick to admit that he won't be giving his audience... More

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“Terrific”

I absolutely adore Michael Palin, and his travel writing, while a world away from Monty Python, still sparkles with his customary wit and enthusiasm for all he encounters. He chronicles his own utterly madcap journey... More

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Sophie

“A great book.”

Having Read Palin's Other book Sahara While My dad was in Hospital, as soon as he was let out, I Ask for this For My 29th Birthday. It Is A truly entertaining book, and one I was itching to get back to reading... More

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