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Around the World in Eighty Days by Michael Palin
  

Around the World in Eighty Days

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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 as he discovers new countries and modes of transport. The tension builds as the deadline of 80 days races nearer and you’ll find yourself urging him on until the final pages. Brilliant stuff.

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Around the World in Eighty Days by Michael Palin

'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.

About the Author

Michael Palin

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.

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Publication date

25th June 2009

Author

Michael Palin

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www.palinstravels.co.uk/

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Travel
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ISBN

9780753823248

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