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Around The World In Eighty Days

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781474625791

Price: £10.99

ON SALE: 18th April 2024

Genre: Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure / Travel & Holiday / Travel Writing

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‘The reason why the 80-day journey retains its appeal is that it is still the minimum time needed to go round the world and notice it. To see it, smell it and touch it at the same time . . .’

More than a century on from Phileas Fogg’s fictional adventure around the world, Michael Palin sets out from the Reform Club to complete the route for himself. The rules are simple, but the rest of the journey will be far from straightforward. Around the World in Eighty Days takes us on a rollicking trip across the globe in the company of one of our finest travel writers. From train to ship to hot air balloon, this is an unparalleled tribute to man’s ability to make life difficult for himself . . .

Reviews

His easy-going charm and passion for discovery are captivating
Daily Express
He observes shrewdly, writes wittily; laughs with, not at, the people he meets, and charmingly slips in a huge amount of information. His approach still towers above its imitators
Independent
Palin is as engaging a writer as he is a presenter, and one keeps turning the pages with anticipation and pleasure
Sunday Telegraph
The ultimate armchair travel book
Guardian
Palin is the Python we all want to go abroad with
Observer