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An Idiot Abroad : The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington by Karl Pilkington

An Idiot Abroad : The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington

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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

One cannot but laugh out loud at the reaction of a totally underwhelmed Englishman as he visits the Seven Wonders of the World.

For example, he discovers the Great Wall of China was heavily restored in both the 1950s and 1980s so 'surely it can't count as a Wonder if it is not original? ... it's long but so is the M6, and that's older than a lot of this Wall'.

You can't beat writing as insightful as this! Enjoy.

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An Idiot Abroad : The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington by Karl Pilkington

Presenting the Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington: Adventurer. Philosopher. Idiot. Karl Pilkington isn't keen on travelling. Given the choice, he'll go on holiday to Devon or Wales or, at a push, eat English food on a package holiday in Majorca. Which isn't exactly Michael Palin, is it? So what happened when he was convinced by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant to go on an epic adventure to see the Seven Wonders of the World? Travel broadens the mind, right? You'd think so...Find out in Karl Pilkington's hilarious travel diaries.

'He is a moron. A completely round, empty-headed, part-chimp Manc.' RICKY GERVAIS

'He'd have been happier in medieval times in a village where you didn't travel beyond the local community.' STEPHEN MERCHANT


'Genius or mental case? Prepare to be amazed' - Esquire

'The funniest man on the planet' - Spectator

'Not many idiots could make something this funny' - Guardian

About the Author

Karl Pilkington

Karl Pilkington has led an extraordinary and curiously individual life. As a child growing up in Manchester, he regularly missed school to accompany his parents on caravanning holidays and left without collecting his exam results. Now making up for lost time, Karl has written three bestselling books and recently embarked on a tour of the Seven Wonders of the modern world for a new Sky One television series.

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Publication date

2nd June 2011


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Canongate Books Ltd


240 pages


Biography / Autobiography

Travel writing



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