Paperback edition released 20/02/2012

by Michael Palin

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LoveReading Expert Review of Himalaya

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 to a text-led portable-sized paperback with 64 of the colour photographs grouped together.  This is for those of you who actually want to read about the region and Palin’s extraordinary adventures during six months of hard travelling.

Sarah Broadhurst

Himalaya Synopsis

Having risen to the challenge of seas, poles, dhows and deserts, the highest mountains in the world were a natural target for Michael Palin. In a journey rarely, if ever, attempted before, in 6 months of hard travelling Palin takes on the full length of the Himalaya including the Khyber Pass, the hidden valleys of the Hindu Kush, ancient cities like Peshawar and Lahore, the mighty peaks of K2, Annapurna and Everest, the gorges of the Yangtze, the tribal lands of the Indo-Burmese border and the vast Brahmaputra delta in Bangladesh.

Facing altitudes as high as 17,500 feet as well as some of the world's deepest gorges, Palin also passed through political flashpoints like Pakistan's remote north-west frontier, terrorist-torn Kashmir and the mountains of Nagaland, only recently open to visitors.

Michael Palin is a fantastic writer and the text reads beautifully, making this a perfect read for the armchair traveller.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781780221892
Publication date: 20th February 2012
Author: Michael Palin
Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Primary Genre Travel
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About 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. ...

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