An Idiot Abroad : The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington

by Karl Pilkington

Biography / Autobiography Travel

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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.

Sarah Broadhurst

An Idiot Abroad : The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington Synopsis

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

An Idiot Abroad : The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington Press Reviews

'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

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ISBN: 9781847679277
Publication date: 02/06/2011
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847679277
Publication date: 2nd June 2011
Author: Karl Pilkington
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, Travel,
Categories: Travel writing,

About 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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