Around The World In Eighty Days (Paperback)Michael Palin (author)
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'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: 246 g
Dimensions: 196 x 132 x 19 mm
“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
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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