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Michael Palin established his reputation with MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS and RIPPING YARNS. His work also includes several films with Monty Python, as well as THE MISSIONARY, A PRIVATE FUNCTION, an award-winning performance as the hapless Ken in A FISH CALLED WANDA and, more recently, AMERICAN FRIENDS and FIERCE CREATURES. His television credits include two films for the BBC's GREAT RAILWAY JOURNEYS, the plays EAST OF IPSWICH and NUMBER 27, and Alan Bleasdale's GBH.

He has written books to accompany his six very successful travel series, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, POLE TO POLE, FULL CIRCLE, HEMINGWAY ADVENTURE, SAHARA and HIMALAYA. He is also the author of a number of children's stories, the play THE WEEKEND and the novel HEMINGWAY'S CHAIR.

If you like Michael Palin you might also like to read books by Michael Frayn, John Banville and Justin Cartwright.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Michael Palin

Halfway to Hollywood: Diaries 1980 to 1988 by Michael Palin
Halfway to Hollywood: Diaries 1980 to 1988
Michael Palin
July 2010 Book of the Month. The second volume of Michael Palin’s diaries following his time through the 80’s when the pythons split up and Michael found himself entering a time of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2014
Travelling to Work Diaries 1988-1998 by Michael Palin
Travelling to Work Diaries 1988-1998
Michael Palin
The third volume of Michael Palin’s diaries taking in the years 1988-1998, a period of huge change as he stumbled upon a whole new area of interest – travel. The TV programmes and books based on his journeys were an...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Brazil by Michael Palin
Brazil
Michael Palin
From the Venezuelan border and the forests of the Lost World, where he encounters the Yanomami tribe and their ongoing territorial war with the gold miners, Michael Palin explores this vast and disparate nation in his inimitable way. He journeys...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/09/2013
The Truth by Michael Palin
The Truth
Michael Palin
‘An ordinary man on an extraordinary adventure’ - The Truth is a wonderful, heart-warming novel exploring the issues of media manipulation, private lives and public persona, and the balance of progress against environmental damage. A writer, barely scraping a living...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/07/2013
The Truth by Michael Palin
The Truth
Michael Palin
July 2012 Book of the Month. ‘An ordinary man on an extraordinary adventure’ - The Truth is a wonderful, heart-warming novel exploring the issues of media manipulation, private lives and public persona,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/07/2012
Himalaya by Michael Palin
Himalaya
Michael Palin
A Special Edition of Himalaya by Michael Palin to celebrate Orion's 20th anniversary. Winner of TV & Film Book of the Year at the British Book Awards 2005. The beautiful, glossy, illustrated hardback that accompanied the television series brought down...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/02/2012
Halfway to Hollywood Diaries 1980 to 1988 by Michael Palin
Halfway to Hollywood Diaries 1980 to 1988
Michael Palin
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 17 December 2009. Now this would be a test for those celebrities who write their memoirs in between massages and manicures: keep a diary every day and make it interesting. Not...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/09/2009
Around the World in Eighty Days by Michael Palin
Around the World in Eighty Days
Michael Palin
This is Michael Palin’s first major expedition where he decided to circumnavigate the world following, as closely as possible, the route taken by Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg. 28,000 miles covered and 14 countries we join Michael in his eye-opening trip...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/06/2009
Pole to Pole by Michael Palin
Pole to Pole
Michael Palin
Palin’s second journey finds him spending five months travelling from Pole to Pole. He also chose great year to travel as 1991 saw the breaking of the USSR and apartheid ending in South Africa and Michael finding himself in the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2009
Full Circle by Michael Palin
Full Circle
Michael Palin
Michael describes this journey as the most ambitious and most exhausting of all his trips and travelling around the Pacific Rim certainly means you take in a variety of terrains and temperatures. The author always seems to weed out the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2009
New Europe by Michael Palin
New Europe
Michael Palin
In this new journey Michael Palin fills a void in his travels by visiting 22 Eastern European countries, places which had had limited access until the fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980’s. Many of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/06/2008
New Europe by Michael Palin
New Europe
Michael Palin
In this new journey Michael Palin fills a void in his travels by visiting 22 Eastern European countries, places which had had limited access until the fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980’s. Many of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/09/2007
Diaries 1969-1979 : The Python Years by Michael Palin
Diaries 1969-1979 : The Python Years
Michael Palin
The Python years, or at least some of them. There is little dirt, gossip or dirty dealings for Palin is a thoroughly nice man and other than a few wild parties (which annoyed him) reports these extraordinary years in a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2006
Himalaya by Michael Palin
Himalaya
Michael Palin
Winner of TV & Film Book of the Year at the British Book Awards 2005 The beautiful, glossy, illustrated hardback that accompanied the television series brought down to a text-led portable-sized paperback with 64 of the colour photographs grouped together. This...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2005
Himalaya by Michael Palin
Himalaya
Michael Palin
Winner of TV & Film Book of the Year at the British Book Awards 2005 The beautiful, glossy, illustrated hardback that accompanied the television series brought down to a text-led portable-sized paperback with 64 of the colour photographs grouped together. This...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2005
Sahara by Michael Palin
Sahara
Michael Palin
The thought of travelling across the Sahara is not the most appealing; sand, sand and more sand comes to mind but as usual Michael Plain manages to find the weird and wonderful as he makes the journey in extremes of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2003
Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure by Michael Palin
Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure
Michael Palin
After writing his novel, about Hemingway, Palin decided he wanted to know more about this fascinating man and so set off to visit the places where Hemingway had lived and what had influenced him over the years. His travels take...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2001

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