Around The World In Eighty Days (Paperback)Michael Palin (author)
'The pace of this kind of travel has not much changed since Fogg set out in 1872. Trains may be a little faster, but there are certainly no high-speed rail links yet across India, China or the USA. Passenger services have practically disappeared from the world's shipping lanes ... Recourse to air travel, even as a convenient means of escape, was not allowed.'
Following the route taken by Phileas Fogg 115 years earlier, Michael Palin set out from the Reform Club to circumnavigate the world. The rules were simple, but nothing else about the trip was straightforward...
From a tour of Venice on a rubbish barge to ship spotting at the Suez Canal and the bicycle rush hour and snake snacks in China, this is an unparalleled tribute to man's ability to make life difficult for himself.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 225 g
Dimensions: 196 x 132 x 19 mm
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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“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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